Nathan Howard
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Psalms 4:1-8
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The central idea in the Psalm is 3a -- God sets apart the godly for Himself.
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Psalms 5:1-12
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Seems to me the central idea of this Psalm is David calls on God to bless him, cover him, and guide ...
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Psalms 6:1-10
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Fighting to hope in God - fighting against enemies Three grounds for deliverance -- three bases upon...
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Psalms 11:1-7
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My life is secure with God as my refuge.
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Psalms 7:1-17
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Having God as my refuge requires knowledge of God and it leads to a thankful heart.
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Psalms 8:1-9
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Note two repeating themes: 1) the heavens (vs.
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Psalms 19:1-14
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  Is 4c-6c an example of 1-4b? Is the sun one of the declarations of God? If so, is 7a ff an in...
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Psalms 10:1-11
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Note that there is no answer to the significant question.
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Psalms 12:1-8
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I see 4 statements in this Psalm 1) A plea, a request (to God): God, save! -- God, Help! 2) A promis...
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Psalms 13:1-6
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David preaches to his soul.
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Psalms 14:1-7
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Psalms 9:1-20
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the basic thought of the Psalm:  I was needy, God didn't forget me; I am now needy, God won't forget me.
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Psalms 15:1-5
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There is an unmentioned leap in this Psalm.
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Psalms 16:1-11
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Preserve me, is David's initial cry.
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Psalms 17:1-15
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David argues himself into confidence.
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Psalms 21:1-13
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David's joy in God is well founded.
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Psalms 26:1-12
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One unique aspect of this Psalm is there is no description of God -- only of David.
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Psalms 22:1-31
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David's declarations:  what he holds to:   H e has not despised or abhorred the affliction...
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Psalms 20:1-9
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Psalms 29:1-11
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David does what he calls others to do - he ascribes glory to God.
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Psalms 23:1-6
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Psalms 30:1-12
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Death must have really been close to David -- much more than I realize.
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Psalms 24:1-10
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The setting of this Psalm is unknown/uncertain, but it could be inferred that David is preaching to ...
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Psalms 31:1-24
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Fleeing David fights to hold onto God as his refuge.
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Psalms 25:1-22
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In affliction, David does two things well, he cries, and he calls out to God.
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Psalms 27:1-14
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Four divisions readily stand out in this Psalm.
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Psalms 28:1-9
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David's cry is that God would not be deaf -- that he would be able to hear David's call.
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Psalms 34:1-22
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David's story of rescue becomes the basis for his exhortation for all to know the Lord as their God.
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Psalms 35:1-28
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The Arc looks confusing, but for me it simplifies what is happening in the Psalm.
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Psalms 32:1-11
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Loading his argument with proof, David makes a case that it is best to trust God.
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Psalms 33:1-22
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Like 29, this is another Psalm that is practically all about God.
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Psalms 37:1-40
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David preaches to those who feel life is not fair because the ungodly flourish while the godly suffer.
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Psalms 39:1-13
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Another Psalm about David's sin.
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Philippians 2:12-18
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  Called to obey The "so then" in vs.
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Psalms 36:1-12
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By contrasting the ungodly with God, David makes the obvious point that the place to live is within the shelter of the hesed of God.
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Philippians 1:12-18
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The Big idea: If Christ is exalted, my situation is cause for joy.
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Psalms 38:1-22
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Like Psalm 51, 38 "memorializes" the impact of sin on David's life and how he responds.
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Psalms 40:1-17
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Walking forward looking backward, David draws on his experience of deliverance to gain hopeful confidence for future deliverance.
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Psalms 41:1-13
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What's the relationship between vs.
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Philippians 1:1-11
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Pretty clearly, the passage is about prayer, and the heart of Paul that drives the prayer.
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Psalms 42:1-11
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Cast away from Jerusalem, David remains faithful to seek God.
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Philippians 1:18-26
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    Paul processes his sense of God's will for his life.
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Philippians 1:27-30
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The witness of glorious suffering 28b really stood out as I did this arc.
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Philippians 2:1-11
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  Paul continues his exhortation regarding the importance of a church family system characteriz...
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Philippians 3:17-4:1
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Following the example of those who stand firm.
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Philippians 4:10-23
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The closing thoughts and exhortations I was moved by the warmth in Paul's heart as he shared his aff...
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Philippians 2:19-30
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If I cannot come to you soon     Seeing my arc of what I mark off as one large section (1:...
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Philippians 1:25-2:30
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Seeing the whole I mark off 1:25-2:30 as one large section.
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Philippians 3:1-16
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Stay focused on Christ 3:2-16 is part of a larger section in which Paul gives his concluding exhortation.
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Philippians 4:2-9
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I don't think my arc is necessarily warranted, but I like it.
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Philippians 3:1-4:15
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Trying to get the bigger picture in this passage.
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Psalms 43:1-5
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Psalms 44:1-26
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The Psalmist argues his case with God that something is really wrong and God should act.
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Psalms 47:1-9
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God reigns over the nations What a beautiful picture of God as King of the Earth.
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Psalms 48:1-14
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God's protected people: The truth of God's sovereignty over the nations makes God's people secure.
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Psalms 50:1-23
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The Courtroom and the Judgment   Vs.
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Psalms 45:1-17
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A song for 2 kings I'm going to interpret this Psalm as speaking to an earthly king, I'm assuming it speaks to David.
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Psalms 51:1-19
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Forgiven for His name's sake It seems David's appeal for forgiveness is grounded in what God would do for the glory of His name (13-15).
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Psalms 46:1-11
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More than a limited, personal promise, Psalm 46 exalts the world-wide reign of God.
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Psalms 59:1-17
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David's strategy in trouble is to watch for God (vs.
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Psalms 49:1-20
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Why should I want to be like them? I think vs.
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Psalms 56:1-13
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What do I do when there are real enemies, and I am afraid? One thing I notice in David that is quite...
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Psalms 52:1-9
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What a Picture for David's life.
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Psalms 57:1-11
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  My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! So Jotham became mighty because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God.
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Psalms 58:1-11
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Surely there is a God who judges the earth David's hope is that the unrighteous judges will be judged.
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Psalms 53:1-6
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The Fool who refuses to acknowledge God I see four descriptions of the foolish: 1) Their corrupt dee...
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Psalms 54:1-7
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Situation/Response:  though David's enemies are against him and he is calling out to God, still God is His hope and helper.
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Psalms 55:1-23
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The Devastation of an Unexpected Enemy I get the impression from this Psalm that there are enemies t...
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Psalms 61:1-8
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  What to cry for in the wilderness 5 petitions Hear me (vs.
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Psalms 60:1-12
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In a time of victory, David doesn't take God's help for granted.
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Psalms 62:1-12
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A study in contrasting trust It seems this is surely a "teaching" Psalm.
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Psalms 65:1-13
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David gives reasons that support his declaration that God is worthy of praise, and that all mankind would perform their vows to God.
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Psalms 63:1-11
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Beautiful truth fills this Psalm, truth that was foundational for David as he was being tracked thro...
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Psalms 67:1-7
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Getting outside of ourself David gets God's global purpose.
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Psalms 64:1-10
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What stands out to me in this Psalm is David's expectation to rejoice while under attack.
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Psalms 66:1-20
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5 calls to glorify God 1-4 general call to "all the earth" 5-7 for what he has done in Israel's hist...
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Psalms 72:1-20
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I see 13 requests that Solomon makes for himself.
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Psalms 68:1-35
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The extension of God's reign As I've studied this Psalm, I increasingly get a sense of the majesty o...
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Psalms 71:1-24
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I see a pattern: ABAB BA B A -  vs.
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Psalms 80:1-19
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A theme I am seeing in the surrounding Psalms is how the psalmist bases his hope for rescue on God alone.
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Psalms 69:1-36
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Though strange, I love this Psalm.
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Psalms 70:1-5
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What is the link between the title, "for a memorial", and the Psalm? The Psalm seems like a spontane...
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Psalms 74:1-23
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What motivates God to act -- at least in the mind of this Psalmist -- what does he believe will move...
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Psalms 73:1-28
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Looking up seems to be the central focus of the Psalm.
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Psalms 75:1-10
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God exalts, and God debases.
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Psalms 76:1-12
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Matthew Henry on vs.
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Psalms 77:1-20
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The situation:  I'm .
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Psalms 78:40-72
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Psalms 78:1-39
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Recounting God's works strengthens hope (vs.
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Psalms 79:1-13
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This Psalm seems to fit into a situation/response relationship.
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Psalms 82:1-8
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A judgment scene - God judging the nations.
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Psalms 83:1-18
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So how does this Psalm match with Jesus' command in Mat.
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Psalms 81:1-16
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"I hear a language I had not known" (vs.
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Psalms 85:1-13
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Three sections make up this Psalm - remembering, requesting, declaring.
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Psalms 84:1-12
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One person I read on this Psalm comes up with 6 blessings of worship in the Psalm.
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Psalms 86:1-17
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Like many Davidic Psalms, 86 follows the patterns of: reliance on the name and character of God, arg...
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Psalms 89:46-52
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Psalms 89:1-45
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1-2 set the theme of the Psalm: God's faithfulness to his covenant of love.
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Psalms 87:1-7
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6 straightforward affirmations of God's city, Zion.
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Psalms 88:1-18
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"Before you" see Ps.
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