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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
B
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
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
  What to cry for in the wilderness 5 petitions Hear me (vs.
Psalms 61:1-8
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
C
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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In Trouble I watch for You
Psalms 59:1-17
David's strategy in trouble is to watch for God (vs.
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David's strategy in trouble is to watch for God (vs. 9) One obvious detail of this Psalm is David's extensive use and reliance on the names and characteristics of God as he watches for God. I like the definition of watching, like a watchman on a wall. What David hopes for, and looks for, and is confident in, is the character of God. My God (vs. 1, 9, 10, 17) O LORD (vs. 3, 8) O LORD, God of hosts (vs. 5) The God of Israel (vs. 5) -- who can punish nations (His reign is universal) O My Strength (vs. 9, 17 ESV) My fortress/stronghold (vs. 9, 17) My God, in His lovingkindness (vs. 10, 17) Scatter them by your power (vs. 11) O Lord, our shield (vs. 11) Consume them in wrath (vs. 13) God rules over Jacob (vs. 13) God rules to the ends of the earth (vs. 13) I will sing of your strength (vs. 16) I will sing of your lovingkindness (vs. 16) A fortress and a refuge in the day of distress (vs. 16) It's pretty obvious that what David holds onto in distress is his working, personal and intimate knowledge of God. There is an interesting repetition in vs. 6-8 and 14-17. Basically the same situation is described, but the response is different. In the first, God laughs. In the second, David sings of God.
10000000012182 12182 Notes 2009-09-14 09:16:47 2009-09-14 10:49:05 David's strategy in trouble is to watch for God (vs. 9) One obvious detail of this Psalm is David's extensive use and reliance on the names and characteristics of God as he watches for God. I like the definition of watching, like a watchman on a wall. What David hopes for, and looks for, and is confident in, is the character of God. My God (vs. 1, 9, 10, 17) O LORD (vs. 3, 8) O LORD, God of hosts (vs. 5) The God of Israel (vs. 5) -- who can punish nations (His reign is universal) O My Strength (vs. 9, 17 ESV) My fortress/stronghold (vs. 9, 17) My God, in His lovingkindness (vs. 10, 17) Scatter them by your power (vs. 11) O Lord, our shield (vs. 11) Consume them in wrath (vs. 13) God rules over Jacob (vs. 13) God rules to the ends of the earth (vs. 13) I will sing of your strength (vs. 16) I will sing of your lovingkindness (vs. 16) A fortress and a refuge in the day of distress (vs. 16) It's pretty obvious that what David holds onto in distress is his working, personal and intimate knowledge of God. There is an interesting repetition in vs. 6-8 and 14-17. Basically the same situation is described, but the response is different. In the first, God laughs. In the second, David sings of God. notes
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Psalms
Psalms 59:1-17
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For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.
protect me from those who rise up against me;
Deliver me from those who do iniquity
deliver me from those who work evil,
And save me from men of bloodshed.
and save me from bloodthirsty men.
For behold, they have set an ambush for my life;
For behold, they lie in wait for my life;
Fierce men launch an attack against me,
fierce men stir up strife against me.
Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O LORD,
For no transgression or sin of mine, O LORD,
ground
For no guilt of mine,
for no fault of mine,
they run and set themselves against me.
they run and make ready.
series
Arouse Yourself
Awake,
to help me,
come to meet me,
and see!
and see!
bilateral
You, O LORD God of hosts,
You, LORD God of hosts,
the God of Israel,
are God of Israel.
ideaexplanation
Awake to punish all the nations;
Rouse yourself to punish all the nations;
Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah.
spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah
inference
They return at evening,
Each evening they come back,
they howl like a dog,
howling like dogs
And go around the city.
and prowling about the city.
actionmanner
Behold, they belch forth with their mouth;
There they are, bellowing with their mouths
Swords are in their lips,
with swords in their lips--
For, they say, "Who hears?"
for "Who," they think, "will hear us?"
But You, O LORD, laugh at them;
But you, O LORD, laugh at them;
You scoff at all the nations.
you hold all the nations in derision.
situationresponse
Because of his strength I will watch for You,
O my Strength, I will watch for you,
For God is my stronghold.
for you, O God, are my fortress.
My God
(in his steadfast love)
in His lovingkindness will meet me;
My God will meet me;
God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes.
God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.
Do not slay them,
Kill them not,
or my people will forget;
lest my people forget;
actionpurpose
Scatter them by Your power,
make them totter by your power
and bring them down, O Lord,
and bring them down, O Lord,
our shield.
our shield!
negativepositive
On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,
For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips,
Let them even be caught in their pride,
let them be trapped in their pride.
And on account of curses and lies which they utter.
For the cursing and lies that they utter,
Destroy them in wrath,
consume them in wrath;
destroy them that they may be no more;
consume them till they are no more,
progression
That men may know that God rules in Jacob
that they may know that God rules over Jacob
To the ends of the earth. Selah.
to the ends of the earth. Selah
locative
They return at evening,
Each evening they come back,
they howl like a dog,
howling like dogs
And go around the city.
and prowling about the city.
They wander about for food
They wander about for food
And growl
and growl
if they are not satisfied.
if they do not get their fill.
conditional
But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength;
But I will sing of your strength;
Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning,
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For You have been my stronghold And a refuge
For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge
in the day of my distress.
in the day of my distress.
temporal
O my strength, I will sing praises to You;
O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
For God is my stronghold,
for you, O God, are my fortress,
the God who shows me lovingkindness.
the God who shows me steadfast love.
discourse
10000000012182 12182 Arc 2009-09-14 09:16:47 2009-09-14 10:49:05 editing Psalms 59 1 59 17 Psalms 59:1-17 19 OT nasb esv i240928 i240929 i240930 i240874 For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; i240875 Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me. protect me from those who rise up against me; i240876 Deliver me from those who do iniquity deliver me from those who work evil, i240877 And save me from men of bloodshed. and save me from bloodthirsty men. i240931 i240878 For behold, they have set an ambush for my life; For behold, they lie in wait for my life; i240932 i240879 Fierce men launch an attack against me, fierce men stir up strife against me. i240880 Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O LORD, For no transgression or sin of mine, O LORD, ground 1 i240933 i240881 For no guilt of mine, for no fault of mine, i240882 they run and set themselves against me. they run and make ready. series i240934 i240883 Arouse Yourself Awake, i240884 to help me, come to meet me, i240885 and see! and see! bilateral 1 i240935 i240936 i240886 You, O LORD God of hosts, You, LORD God of hosts, i240887 the God of Israel, are God of Israel. ideaexplanation 1 i240937 i240888 Awake to punish all the nations; Rouse yourself to punish all the nations; i240889 Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah. spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah series inference 2 i240938 i240939 i240940 i240890 They return at evening, Each evening they come back, i240941 i240891 they howl like a dog, howling like dogs i240892 And go around the city. and prowling about the city. series actionmanner 1 i240942 i240943 i240893 Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; There they are, bellowing with their mouths i240894 Swords are in their lips, with swords in their lips-- i240895 For, they say, "Who hears?" for "Who," they think, "will hear us?" ground 1 i240944 i240896 But You, O LORD, laugh at them; But you, O LORD, laugh at them; i240897 You scoff at all the nations. you hold all the nations in derision. series situationresponse 2 i240945 i240946 i240898 Because of his strength I will watch for You, O my Strength, I will watch for you, i240899 For God is my stronghold. for you, O God, are my fortress. ground 1 i240947 i240900 My God (in his steadfast love) i240948 i240901 in His lovingkindness will meet me; My God will meet me; i240902 God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes. God will let me look in triumph on my enemies. ideaexplanation 1 i240949 i240950 i240903 Do not slay them, Kill them not, i240904 or my people will forget; lest my people forget; actionpurpose 2 i240951 i240905 Scatter them by Your power, make them totter by your power i240952 i240906 and bring them down, O Lord, and bring them down, O Lord, i240907 our shield. our shield! ideaexplanation 1 negativepositive 2 i240953 i240908 On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, i240909 Let them even be caught in their pride, let them be trapped in their pride. i240954 i240910 And on account of curses and lies which they utter. For the cursing and lies that they utter, i240955 i240956 i240911 Destroy them in wrath, consume them in wrath; i240912 destroy them that they may be no more; consume them till they are no more, progression i240957 i240913 That men may know that God rules in Jacob that they may know that God rules over Jacob i240914 To the ends of the earth. Selah. to the ends of the earth. Selah locative 1 actionpurpose 2 ideaexplanation 1 i240958 i240959 i240960 i240915 They return at evening, Each evening they come back, i240961 i240916 they howl like a dog, howling like dogs i240917 And go around the city. and prowling about the city. series actionmanner 1 i240962 i240963 i240918 They wander about for food They wander about for food i240919 And growl and growl i240920 if they are not satisfied. if they do not get their fill. conditional 2 1 i240964 i240965 i240966 i240921 But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; But I will sing of your strength; i240922 Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. i240967 i240923 For You have been my stronghold And a refuge For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge i240924 in the day of my distress. in the day of my distress. temporal 1 ground 1 i240968 i240925 O my strength, I will sing praises to You; O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, i240969 i240926 For God is my stronghold, for you, O God, are my fortress, i240927 the God who shows me lovingkindness. the God who shows me steadfast love. ideaexplanation 1 ground 1 series situationresponse 2 1 1 1 nasb 25 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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