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Author: David Beaty

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Start your day with Scripture as Pastor David Beaty spends 180 seconds in the Psalms.
243 Episodes
The heading of Psalm 142 is "A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer."
King David likens his prayer in Psalm 141 to incense being offered in temple worship.
In Psalm 140 King David's emphasis is on those who are persecuting him and how he will depend on God in order to overcome them. 
In Psalm 139 King David marvels at the vastness of God's knowledge and His care for his people.
Psalm 139 is remarkable in its emphasis on the omniscience and omnipresence of God. 
Psalm 139 is rich in theological truth about who God is.
In Psalm 138 King David begins with a commitment to praise God.
Psalm 137 is one of the most difficult psalms to understand and appreciate because of its harsh words of judgment.  
The words "steadfast love" in Psalm 136 are the translation of the Hebrew word "hesed" which refers to God's covenant love toward His people. 
Every verse in Psalm 136 includes the words "for His steadfast love endures forever."
In Jewish tradition Psalm 136  is called the "Great Hallel" which means "Great Psalm of Praise."
In the second part of Psalm 135 there is particular emphasis on God's greatness over all idols.
This psalm is a call to praise the Lord for His greatness over all other gods, His rule over all creation, and His deliverance of His people.
Psalm 134 is the last of the 15 psalms that are given the title of "a song of ascents." It is a call to praise the Lord.
In this short, but extremely important, psalm we find the theme of the beauty and importance of unity for God's people.
In the second half of Psalm 132 the psalm writer is reflecting upon God's oath to King David.
The write of  Psalm 132  is reflecting upon King David's longing to have a suitable place for the worship of God.
Charles Spurgeon  said of Psalm 131, "It is a short ladder if we count the words, but yet it rises to a great heighth—reaching from deep humility to fixed confidence." 
In Psalm 130 the psalmist is crying out to God in the midst of suffering. 
Psalm 129 is recalling the sufferings of Israel and also calling for judgment upon those who hate God's people.
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Ed Chappelle

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Jan 9th
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