This is the next post in my series about the Twitter project I am taking part in.
The Psalms constitute a book of the Bible or more specifically the Old Testament. The Book of Psalms itself is divided into books. This post includes tweets for the end of Book 1 and the beginning of Book 2. In my New International Version (NIV) all the Psalms in book 1 are attributed to David.
Ps. 36: David begins with the wicked, praises God’s love&nature, prays for the upright himself, predicts enemies’ downfall 1/2
Ps. 36: It is easy to be like the evildoers David describes, unaware of own wrongdoing. #Psalmtweets 2/2
Ps.37: A psalm full of advice. Do not fret Trust God Do good Take refuge in God the deliverer
Ps. 38: David describes feelings of guilt and separation from God and friends. He asks God to save him.
Ps. 39: David’s silence increased his anguish. How long would he live? Emptiness. He hopes in the God, who teaches and saves
Ps. 40: The God of miracles deserves obedience. Those he saves from sin should worship him.
Ps. 41: Those who look after people in need are blessed. David’s enemies slander him. God helps David. Praise Him!
King David’s fame was foretold in the Bible. But who was Korah? Are his sons more important than him? They were singers.
Book 2 includes various attributions – the sons of Korah, Asaph, David and Solomon.
The sons of Korah were singers. My research leads me to suppose that the Korah they were descended from (not necessarily their father) was the one who rebelled against Moses. Numbers 16. He died, but his children were spared. Asaph was a leader of David’s choir. 1 Chronicles 6:39
Ps. 42: The sons of Korah look to nature for images of their relationship with God he lifts the spirits of those hoping in him
Ps. 43: The psalmist speaks to God and to his own soul.Hoping in God leads to praise for salvation.
Ps. 44: When times are hard, like the psalmist we can look back on what God has done and ask him to act
Ps. 45: The king is praised, a prayer to God with his everlasting throne, advice to the bride of the king both promised renown
Ps. 46: a well-known psalm of faith in God who can bring disaster and peace. He is with us in our troubles.
Ps. 47: God is king of all the nations – not just of the people of Israel. He is greater than that and to be highly praised.
Ps. 48: In praise of the city of God, where He is present and will guide his people for ever.
Ps. 49: Advice to everyone against trusting in wealth. All die, but the psalmist trusts God to redeem him and keep him close.