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The central idea in the Psalm is 3a -- God sets apart the godly for Himself.
Psalms 4:1-8
Seems to me the central idea of this Psalm is David calls on God to bless him, cover him, and guide ...
Psalms 5:1-12
Fighting to hope in God - fighting against enemies Three grounds for deliverance -- three bases upon...
Psalms 6:1-10
My life is secure with God as my refuge.
Psalms 11:1-7
Having God as my refuge requires knowledge of God and it leads to a thankful heart.
Psalms 7:1-17
Note two repeating themes: 1) the heavens (vs.
Psalms 8:1-9
  Is 4c-6c an example of 1-4b? Is the sun one of the declarations of God? If so, is 7a ff an in...
Psalms 19:1-14
Note that there is no answer to the significant question.
Psalms 10:1-11
I see 4 statements in this Psalm 1) A plea, a request (to God): God, save! -- God, Help! 2) A promis...
Psalms 12:1-8
David preaches to his soul.
Psalms 13:1-6
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Psalms 14:1-7
the basic thought of the Psalm:  I was needy, God didn't forget me; I am now needy, God won't forget me.
Psalms 9:1-20
There is an unmentioned leap in this Psalm.
Psalms 15:1-5
Preserve me, is David's initial cry.
Psalms 16:1-11
David argues himself into confidence.
Psalms 17:1-15
David's joy in God is well founded.
Psalms 21:1-13
One unique aspect of this Psalm is there is no description of God -- only of David.
Psalms 26:1-12
David's declarations:  what he holds to:   H e has not despised or abhorred the affliction...
Psalms 22:1-31
A
Psalms 20:1-9
David does what he calls others to do - he ascribes glory to God.
Psalms 29:1-11
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Psalms 23:1-6
Death must have really been close to David -- much more than I realize.
Psalms 30:1-12
The setting of this Psalm is unknown/uncertain, but it could be inferred that David is preaching to ...
Psalms 24:1-10
Fleeing David fights to hold onto God as his refuge.
Psalms 31:1-24
In affliction, David does two things well, he cries, and he calls out to God.
Psalms 25:1-22
Four divisions readily stand out in this Psalm.
Psalms 27:1-14
David's cry is that God would not be deaf -- that he would be able to hear David's call.
Psalms 28:1-9
David's story of rescue becomes the basis for his exhortation for all to know the Lord as their God.
Psalms 34:1-22
The Arc looks confusing, but for me it simplifies what is happening in the Psalm.
Psalms 35:1-28
Loading his argument with proof, David makes a case that it is best to trust God.
Psalms 32:1-11
Like 29, this is another Psalm that is practically all about God.
Psalms 33:1-22
David preaches to those who feel life is not fair because the ungodly flourish while the godly suffer.
Psalms 37:1-40
Another Psalm about David's sin.
Psalms 39:1-13
  Called to obey The "so then" in vs.
Philippians 2:12-18
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.
Psalms 36:1-12
The Big idea: If Christ is exalted, my situation is cause for joy.
Philippians 1:12-18
Like Psalm 51, 38 "memorializes" the impact of sin on David's life and how he responds.
Psalms 38:1-22
Walking forward looking backward, David draws on his experience of deliverance to gain hopeful confidence for future deliverance.
Psalms 40:1-17
What's the relationship between vs.
Psalms 41:1-13
Pretty clearly, the passage is about prayer, and the heart of Paul that drives the prayer.
Philippians 1:1-11
Cast away from Jerusalem, David remains faithful to seek God.
Psalms 42:1-11
    Paul processes his sense of God's will for his life.
Philippians 1:18-26
The witness of glorious suffering 28b really stood out as I did this arc.
Philippians 1:27-30
  Paul continues his exhortation regarding the importance of a church family system characteriz...
Philippians 2:1-11
Following the example of those who stand firm.
Philippians 3:17-4:1
The closing thoughts and exhortations I was moved by the warmth in Paul's heart as he shared his aff...
Philippians 4:10-23
If I cannot come to you soon     Seeing my arc of what I mark off as one large section (1:...
Philippians 2:19-30
Seeing the whole I mark off 1:25-2:30 as one large section.
Philippians 1:25-2:30
Stay focused on Christ 3:2-16 is part of a larger section in which Paul gives his concluding exhortation.
Philippians 3:1-16
I don't think my arc is necessarily warranted, but I like it.
Philippians 4:2-9
Trying to get the bigger picture in this passage.
Philippians 3:1-4:15
I
Psalms 43:1-5
The Psalmist argues his case with God that something is really wrong and God should act.
Psalms 44:1-26
God reigns over the nations What a beautiful picture of God as King of the Earth.
Psalms 47:1-9
God's protected people: The truth of God's sovereignty over the nations makes God's people secure.
Psalms 48:1-14
The Courtroom and the Judgment   Vs.
Psalms 50:1-23
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.
Psalms 45:1-17
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).
Psalms 51:1-19
More than a limited, personal promise, Psalm 46 exalts the world-wide reign of God.
Psalms 46:1-11
David's strategy in trouble is to watch for God (vs.
Psalms 59:1-17
Why should I want to be like them? I think vs.
Psalms 49:1-20
What do I do when there are real enemies, and I am afraid? One thing I notice in David that is quite...
Psalms 56:1-13
What a Picture for David's life.
Psalms 52:1-9
  My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! So Jotham became mighty because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God.
Psalms 57:1-11
Surely there is a God who judges the earth David's hope is that the unrighteous judges will be judged.
Psalms 58:1-11
The Fool who refuses to acknowledge God I see four descriptions of the foolish: 1) Their corrupt dee...
Psalms 53:1-6
Situation/Response:  though David's enemies are against him and he is calling out to God, still God is His hope and helper.
Psalms 54:1-7
The Devastation of an Unexpected Enemy I get the impression from this Psalm that there are enemies t...
Psalms 55:1-23
In a time of victory, David doesn't take God's help for granted.
Psalms 60:1-12
A study in contrasting trust It seems this is surely a "teaching" Psalm.
Psalms 62:1-12
David gives reasons that support his declaration that God is worthy of praise, and that all mankind would perform their vows to God.
Psalms 65:1-13
Beautiful truth fills this Psalm, truth that was foundational for David as he was being tracked thro...
Psalms 63:1-11
Getting outside of ourself David gets God's global purpose.
Psalms 67:1-7
What stands out to me in this Psalm is David's expectation to rejoice while under attack.
Psalms 64:1-10
5 calls to glorify God 1-4 general call to "all the earth" 5-7 for what he has done in Israel's hist...
Psalms 66:1-20
I see 13 requests that Solomon makes for himself.
Psalms 72:1-20
The extension of God's reign As I've studied this Psalm, I increasingly get a sense of the majesty o...
Psalms 68:1-35
I see a pattern: ABAB BA B A -  vs.
Psalms 71:1-24
A theme I am seeing in the surrounding Psalms is how the psalmist bases his hope for rescue on God alone.
Psalms 80:1-19
Though strange, I love this Psalm.
Psalms 69:1-36
What is the link between the title, "for a memorial", and the Psalm? The Psalm seems like a spontane...
Psalms 70:1-5
What motivates God to act -- at least in the mind of this Psalmist -- what does he believe will move...
Psalms 74:1-23
Looking up seems to be the central focus of the Psalm.
Psalms 73:1-28
God exalts, and God debases.
Psalms 75:1-10
Matthew Henry on vs.
Psalms 76:1-12
The situation:  I'm .
Psalms 77:1-20
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Psalms 78:40-72
Recounting God's works strengthens hope (vs.
Psalms 78:1-39
This Psalm seems to fit into a situation/response relationship.
Psalms 79:1-13
A judgment scene - God judging the nations.
Psalms 82:1-8
So how does this Psalm match with Jesus' command in Mat.
Psalms 83:1-18
"I hear a language I had not known" (vs.
Psalms 81:1-16
Three sections make up this Psalm - remembering, requesting, declaring.
Psalms 85:1-13
One person I read on this Psalm comes up with 6 blessings of worship in the Psalm.
Psalms 84:1-12
Like many Davidic Psalms, 86 follows the patterns of: reliance on the name and character of God, arg...
Psalms 86:1-17
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Psalms 89:46-52
1-2 set the theme of the Psalm: God's faithfulness to his covenant of love.
Psalms 89:1-45
6 straightforward affirmations of God's city, Zion.
Psalms 87:1-7
"Before you" see Ps.
Psalms 88:1-18
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A Wilderness Plea
Psalms 61:1-8
  What to cry for in the wilderness 5 petitions Hear me (vs.
Published June 1st, 2012
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What to cry for in the wilderness 5 petitions Hear me (vs. 1) Lead me to you (vs. 2) Let me be in your presence (vs. 4) Prolong the king's life (vs. 6) Appoint Hesed and truth to preserve him. (vs. 7) The ground: I'm calling (vs. 2) You have been my refuge and strength (vs. 3) I am yours -- you have heard my vows, I am your people (vs. 5)
10000000012278 12278 Notes 2009-09-16 08:50:56 2009-09-16 09:05:56 What to cry for in the wilderness 5 petitions Hear me (vs. 1) Lead me to you (vs. 2) Let me be in your presence (vs. 4) Prolong the king's life (vs. 6) Appoint Hesed and truth to preserve him. (vs. 7) The ground: I'm calling (vs. 2) You have been my refuge and strength (vs. 3) I am yours -- you have heard my vows, I am your people (vs. 5) notes
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Psalms
Psalms 61:1-8
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For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God;
Hear my cry, O God,
Give heed to my prayer.
listen to my prayer;
series
From the end of the earth
from the end of the earth
I call to You
I call to you
when my heart is faint;
when my heart is faint.
temporal
Lead me to the rock
Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I.
that is higher than I,
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For You have been a refuge for me,
for you have been my refuge,
A tower of strength against the enemy.
a strong tower against the enemy.
ground
Let me dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me dwell in your tent forever!
Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.
Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah
For You have heard my vows, O God;
For you, O God, have heard my vows;
You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name.
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
You will prolong the king's life;
Prolong the life of the king;
His years will be as many generations.
may his years endure to all generations!
He will abide before God forever;
May he be enthroned forever before God;
Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.
appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!
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So I will sing praise to Your name forever,
So will I ever sing praises to your name,
That I may pay my vows day by day.
as I perform my vows day after day.
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10000000012278 12278 Arc 2009-09-16 08:50:56 2009-09-16 09:05:56 editing Psalms 61 1 61 8 Psalms 61:1-8 19 OT nasb esv i241482 i241483 i241484 i241463 For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; Hear my cry, O God, i241464 Give heed to my prayer. listen to my prayer; series i241485 i241465 From the end of the earth from the end of the earth i241466 I call to You I call to you i241467 when my heart is faint; when my heart is faint. temporal 1 i241486 i241487 i241468 Lead me to the rock Lead me to the rock i241469 that is higher than I. that is higher than I, ideaexplanation 1 i241488 i241470 For You have been a refuge for me, for you have been my refuge, i241471 A tower of strength against the enemy. a strong tower against the enemy. ground 1 i241489 i241490 i241491 i241472 Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me dwell in your tent forever! i241473 Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah. Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah series i241492 i241474 For You have heard my vows, O God; For you, O God, have heard my vows; i241475 You have given me the inheritance of those who fear Your name. you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name. i241493 i241476 You will prolong the king's life; Prolong the life of the king; i241477 His years will be as many generations. may his years endure to all generations! i241478 He will abide before God forever; May he be enthroned forever before God; i241479 Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him. appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him! bilateral 1 i241494 i241480 So I will sing praise to Your name forever, So will I ever sing praises to your name, i241481 That I may pay my vows day by day. as I perform my vows day after day. actionpurpose 2 actionresult 2 1 1 1 nasb 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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