Tag - psalms

This Is a Time for Lament

This is a time for lament. A time to stop and mourn with those who mourn, to stop and weep with those who weep. Lamentation is a well-attested biblical genre, an expression of anguish at the individual or communal level. From the prophets of Israel...

Tips on Psalm 2

Put yourself in the shoes of the original readers of the famous second Psalm: The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast...

How to Apply a Psalm to Your Situation

If you can’t use the Bible, you don’t really understand it. It may sound backwards to speak of “using” the Bible: we don’t stand over the Bible, twisting it to our ends; the Bible stands over us and is one major means by which God uses us. That’s...