I thoroughly enjoyed the first 21 Psalms. It reminded me of many favorites/and gave me some new Psalms reflecting where I am right now in my journey.
What kinds of songs do you sing? We started a Hit Radio station (Pulse1017.com) and just reached our 25th year. I can’t begin to count the great “spiritual songs” that have come my way through listening to this great station. Along with some favorite classic hymns and some of my own song-psalms, these have provided a psalm backdrop of inestimable value to my heart. The Psalms inspire me to go deeper in the midst of real life – in all of my ups and downs God is there to capture my heart. I am grateful. That’s what Psalms can do.
“But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light. For this reason it says, “Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is futile and harmful, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.” – Ephesians 5.13-21
20 more songs under your belt this week – with key verses found and noted for each! Psalm 24 is one of my favorites! I had trouble narrowing down my awesomest verse but settled for the first one – good for my heart!
A Psalm of David.
“The earth is the LORD’S, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it. For He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And who may stand in His holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood
and has not sworn deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing from the LORD
And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face — even Jacob. Selah.
Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in! Who is the King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O gates, and lift them up, O ancient doors,
That the King of glory may come in!
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory.
Selah 🙂 That means to lift this up (praise) to the highway of our God. Cool.
Dave & Burnadette, Christian Psalm-readers