Psalm 128 – The Blessedness Of The Godly Man
Psalm 129 – Israel’s Prayer For The Continued Withering Of All Her Powerful Enemies.
Psalm 130 – A Testimony Of Trust In The Lord
Psalm 131 – A Confession Of Humble Trust In The Lord (Eyes Are Not Haughty)
Psalm 132 – A Prayer For God’s Favor On The Reigning Son Of David And On The Regime That David Founded
Psalm 133 – A Song In Praise Of Unity Among The People Of God
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Psalm 128. As challenging as it is to raise children, I must confess, it is a blessing to see our children grow and I pray I will see grandchildren one day: “May you live to see your children’s children” (128:6). But no rush!
Psalm 129. “The Lord is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked” (129:4). The consistent teaching in the Bible is to let God take care of the wicked, our job is to hold true to him, focus on serving him and helping others. Yet some are called to be guards and peacekeepers, no confusion there. These few defend the law on a local level while God maintains his sovereignty over all.
Psalm 130. “If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you” (130:3-4). This sentiment is reflected in several worship songs and hymns. I found an interesting article which pointed out, “the psalm moves us along on a journey from confession to trust.” This is a rather traditional approach to worship, something we should embrace in our overly modern worship styles.
Psalm 131. This psalm is one of my favorites, and I’ve probably posted this before, but here it is in its entirety:
Pastor Doug Holmes, founding pastor of Christian Life Church, Milton, Florida, taught a great sermon on this psalm over a decade ago…I still remember. I pray that I can calm and quiet myself this day.
Psalm 132. The Lord will fulfill his promise, “For the Lord has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling, saying, ‘This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.'” (132:13-14). Another consistent theme in the Bible: God is consistent. Like the waves that relentlessly crash upon the shore, so our God constantly washes over us, refining and soothing us with his blessings. Thanks be to God for his enduring blessings.
Psalm 133. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” (133:1). Amen. As Satan does his best to create divisions among us, it’s good to remember this psalm, the truth, and to strive to live together in peace.