Introduction to the Book of Psalms

Introduction to the Book of Psalms

The book of Psalms is the hymn book and prayer book of the Bible. Composed by different authors over a long period of time, these hymns and prayers were collected and used by the people of Israel in their worship, and eventually this collection was included in their Scripture.

240 Days Bible Reading Table for Psalm:

Day

Chapters 

Content

Reading Date

105

Psalms 1 to 3

Humanity Of The Messiah, 3 Simple Principles of Christian Walk, Divine Blessing

1st February 2020

106

Psalms 4 to 15

 The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple, Characteristics of a Godly person, Gift of Communication, Fallen Man & Faithful God

2nd February 2020

107

Psalms 16 to 21

Cry of the Righteous Sufferer: No other Psalm is quoted more frequently in the New Testament, Resting in Hope, Intercede for men of God and men in authority 

3rd February 2020

108

Psalms 22 to 31

 The Lord openly bestows His favor upon the afflicted, Lift up your heads, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? The LORD is my shepherd

4th February 2020

109

Psalms 32 to 37

 

5th February 2020

110 Psalms 38 to 46  

6th February 2020

111 Psalms 47 to 55  

7th February 2020

112 Psalms 56 to 65  

8th February 2020

113 Psalms 66 to 71  

9th February 2020

114 Psalms 72 to 78  

10th February 2020

115 Psalms 79 to 87  

11th February 2020

116 Psalms 88 to 93  

12th February 2020

117 Psalms 94 to 104  

13th February 2020

118 Psalms 105 to 109  

14th February 2020

119 Psalms 110 to 119:56  

15th February 2020

120 Psalms 119:57 to 127  

16th February 2020

121 Psalms 128 to 140  

17th February 2020

122 Psalms 141 to 150  

18th February 2020


These religious poems are of many kinds: there are hymns of praise and worship of God; prayers for help, protection and salvation, pleas for forgiveness; songs of thanksgiving for God's blessings: and petitions for the punishment of enemies. These prayers are both personal and national: some portray the most intimate feelings of one person, while others represent the needs and feelings of all the people of God.

The psalms were used by Jesus, quoted by the writers of the New Testament and became the treasured book of worship of the Christian Church from its beginning.

Sharmila Boorgula✒



Psalm 1 to 3

Day 105 of 240 Days Bible Reading

Who reject the council of evil men.
Who do not follow the example of sinners.
Who utterly renounces the companionship of wicked.

*Always godly people will take the advice of righteous, they make friendships with the believers and they follow the example of people who follows the almighty.
*Godly people will find their happiness in obeying the rules of Lord and studying the holy Bible day and night.

Results:-They are like trees that grow beside stream.
They bear fruit at the right time

☘Their leaves do not dry up.
They succeed in everything they do.

Their lives will be filled with joy and happiness. Fervent prayer of the righteous, enlightens them with the divine knowledge and wisdom. so that, they will prosper in whatever they do, they will receive fruits in the right time and they will receive unwithered blessings. They will be guided by the holy spirit and will receive divine protection.

Read the Bible thoroughly, follow his rules, make friendships with the right people, offer the right sacrifices to the Lord , try to be righteous. Certainly Lords blessings will shower you in the right time.

Happiness is the sign of blessedness

Sharmila Boorgula✒



"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers"

The Book of Psalms is referred to as "Songs of Praise". As heart is the source of the praise, they are also called the songs of the heart. This wonderful collection of songs meets all the needs of the humanity. You can find your emotional identity in some of the 150 Psalms. The great emphasis in the Psalms is "The Lord reigns"

⚡ Psalm 1 presents two ways of living. It contrasts the rootedness of the godly (V:1-3) with the instability of the ungodly.(V:4-6)

⚡ The first verse says that the man is blessed who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly. In other words, you are blessed when you fail to listen to the false propaganda of the world, it fears, doubts, false predictions, negative concepts and false teaching regarding God and His Laws

⚡ Walking with God means that where ever you go, realize that Divine love goes before you, making your way joyous and successful. You are responsible for what you choose.

V:3 says that the spiritual minded man is like a tree planted by the rivers of water. The tree sends its roots deep into the soil and extracts all that is necessary for its growth. Likewise, if your roots are in God and you can extract from His divine presence, inspiration, guidance, power, wisdom, health, and every thing you need to lead a joyful life.

⚡ The life of the person who rejects God is like a chaff, brief, futile with little eternal usefulness.

The Psalmist's conclusion:
Judgment and destruction await the ungodly, whereas God protects and preserve
the righteous. Which way of living you like to choose

Dr. Thomas David



Humanity Of The Messiah

2:7 - The Lord has said to Me, You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.

This refers to the Incarnation when the 2nd Person of the DIVINE TRINITY took a Human Body to redeem man [Phil 2:5-11].

It was when God had a Son through Mary [Lk 1:35]. This happened on a certain day -> TODAY [Heb 1:5-7], and therefore, we cannot say that God had a Son BEFORE this time.

As God, Jesus Christ had no father, mother, birth or death. He is eternal and equal to the Father and the Holy Spirit and always existed as God [Mic 5:2; Jn 1:1].

As Man and God’s Son He was not eternal. He had a beginning and was Begotten on a certain day known as Today, when the Virgin CONCEIVED of the Holy Spirit [Lk 1:35].

This proves that SONSHIP in connection with God had to refer to HUMANITY and not to DEITY.

2:12 - Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, the instructions from this Psalm are clear, everlasting life is only possible through Christ.

Jn 3:36 - He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

- Cherry Cherian




Psalms 1: This Psalm gives us a foolproof way of being prosperous. I mean genuine prosperity that lasts throughout eternity and not just while living here on the earth.
The way to enjoy such prosperity is by meditating on God's law day and night, vs 2, such that it becomes a part and parcel of our way of thinking. This will enable us to avoid the advice given by the sinner, scoffer and wicked person when it contradicts God's word, vs 1. This will make us fruitful and prosperous, vs 3.
But those who do otherwise, will eventually perish, vs 6.

Psalm 2: Those who rebel against the Lord, (even if they are kings on the earth, for God is no respector of persons) will eventually experience God's wrath and displeasure, vs 5. The way to avoid this is by accepting His Son Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, vs 5,6,11, and by turning away from all disobedience and rebellion against His laws. Trusting in His Son is the way to true happiness and blessing, vs 12.

Psalm 3: When men rise up against us, as Absalom did against his father David, many write us off and suggest that this signifies that God Himself has abandoned us too vs 1,2. But that need not be the case, if we determine to set matters right by keeping a clear conscience before God and man, vs 4. It is only then that we can sleep peacefully and be sustained by the Lord vs 5, no matter what people say about us, vs 6 Our salvation will come from him alone, even as we call upon His Name in faith and with a clear conscience, vs 7, 8.

Rowena Thomas
Mumbai, India.



Calculated steps to Divine Blessing

Psalm 1:2 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the seat of mockers.
When God pronounced a person blessed, no one can curse him.

POINTS
1. Be associated with God.
2. Walk in the counsel of the godly.
3. Stand with the righteous.
4. Seat and settled with the truth.
5. Trust in the Lord always.
6. Practice hearing God's voice.
7. Enduring temptation.
8. Taking delight in the law of the Lord.
9. Be free from sin. See Romans 4:8. "Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin"
10. Be planted like a tree by the side of the river.
11. Avoid wickedness by all means.
12. Accept the blessedness of the Lord.

We should position ourselves this month for the blessings of the Lord by our walking, standing and seating positions.

Dr. Tayo Olorunlana, Africa



3 Simple Principles of Christian Walk

Sit, Stand and Walk Psalms 1:1

It sets the DO'S and DONT'S of a Christian Walk.
DO NOT WALK with the Ungodly:Do not follow the counsel of the ungodly men because they are Grumblers,Walking according to their own lusts,Flatter people to gain advantage and Mouth great swelling words. Jude 16 And the Ungodly shall perish vs 6.

DO NOT STAND with the sinners because they:

1.Do Not Obey the law 1JOHN3:4
2.Separate you from God .Isa 59:2
3.Do Unrighteous acts.1Cor 6:9,10.

DO NOT SIT with the scornful.
Scornful are the mockers who mock at the Word of God,at the people of God.
1.Scoffers set a city aflame Prov29:8
2.Make lies their refuge.Isa 28:14,15
3.Speak wickedly ,loftily and set their mouth against the heavens Ps 79:8,9

DO'S
DELIGHT IN THE LAW OF THE LORD
MEDITATE ON IT DAY AND NIGHT

Let this be our daily exercise 
With prayers,
Suneeta.




Psalm 3:3 “But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”

When David wrote these words he was in exile; driven out of his palace by his very own son, Absalom. He was in a great deal of trouble.

David proclaims many are against him.

But in verse 3, there came a ‘BUT’ moment for him.

But… ? He didn’t give up.
His faith informs him that God has not abandoned him.

David understands that the Lord is his real protection and shield.
He remains confident,and asks God for His divine protection.

When we are struck on every side, especially by those closest to us--our family,
………………  do we give up in despair, or
………………… do we confidently trust our God who will never fail us?

Do we have the same bold confidence of David❓

Where do we place our faith and our hope❓

True hope is not a feeling ,
But …..
……………… true hope is a determination to believe in God’s reality and power, even when we are crashing down.

Psalms 42:11 says,‼ "Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God."

Hope that Jesus loves us.
Hope that He is, right now, working out a solution for us..
“’For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11).
Jooley Mathew



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