Psalm 1 — The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked
Psalm 2 — The Reign of the Lord’s Annointed
Psalm 3 — Save Me, O My God
Psalm 4 — Answer Me When I Call
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Psalm 1:3, “That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season…” Yielding fruit “in season” caught my attention. Even though we may work hard to delight in the Lord, follow His ways, delight in His law, we still must be patient and wait for the right season, for God’s timing. I have to do my part, study his word daily and know fully the fruit will appear when it’s ready. Praying for persistence and patience.
Psalm 3: A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom. Having just read about Absalom and the sadness this must have caused, this psalm is particularly interesting, especially v8, “From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.” David puts his trust in the Lord and his focus on God’s people. It’s personal to be sure, but his song is for all the people.
“Let the light of your face shine on us. Fill my heart with joy…” (4:6-7) paints a picture of one who anticipates the blessing of the Lord. Even amid trials and struggles that are far greater than those I have had (or will have), David focuses on God’s amazing grace. As I read James 1:2, “consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fact trials of many kinds,” I struggle to be calm, to genuinely sing Psalm 4, yet the reminder is there. We read through the books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles and see such struggles, pain and agony; the human condition graphically revealed. God has seen it all. He knows full well the heart of man. “Fill my heart with joy” because I know, without denying, beyond doubt, that God hears us and sent Christ to give us hope eternal. That is pure joy.