Posted by Pastoral Musings on May 10th, 2011
Praise is a prevalent thing in the Psalms, which is not surprising. Psalm 50:1-23;53:6;57:7-11;69:30-36 call on us to praise YHWH, because He is glorious and worthy.
Psalm 74:1-23 is a prayer for help that is based upon faith in YHWH being Creator, and thus omnipotent. This continues the theme of creation and YHWH as the one true God.
In Psalm 79:9 there is a prayer for deliverance so that YHWH would be glorified. Exodus 9:16;33:18-20;34:1-7;Numbers 14:21
Psalm 81:8-16 is a diatribe against idolatry that reminds us the YHWH is the one true God.
Psalm 81:9-10 reminds Israel that YHWH proved Himself the one true God in the Exodus, thus they should pray to Him.
Psalm 81:13-16 reminds Israel that, if they would worship YHWH, they would continue to experience blessing.
A post-exilic Psalmist writes about the covenant with David in Psalm 89:1-52 (cf 2Samuel 7:1-26). He writes of the glory of YHWH, who made the covenant with David, that the Davidic covenant is eternal, and prays to YHWH because Israel forsook Him and are longing to experience the joys of the fulfilled Davidic covenant.
Psalm 95:1-11 returns to the refrain that the one true God who created all things should be worshiped.
Psalm 96:5 returns to the proclamation that YHWH is the one true God.
Psalm 106:1-8 shows that Israel sinned, but YHWH saved them for the glory of His name. Based upon YHWH’s passion for His glory, the Psalmist prays for deliverance that Israel may once again praise Him.
The Psalmist once again declares YHWH’s passion for His glory in all that He does. Psalm 111:1-4
Psalm 115:1-3 continues the theme of the exaltation of YHWH in His independence and sovereignty as the one true God.
Psalm 128:1-6 presents to us the blessing once again.
Once again we meet YHWH in song as the one true God, Creator, and deliverer. Psalm 135:5-13
Psalm 148:1-14 is a call to worship YHWH, the one true God, Creator, and Sustainer of all.
- The Unity of The Bible: The Chronicles (pastoralmusings.com)
- The Unity of The Bible: The Books of The Kings (pastoralmusings.com)
- The Unity of The Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (pastoralmusings.com)
- The Unity of The Bible: Judges – Ruth (pastoralmusings.com)
- The Unity of The Bible: Joshua (pastoralmusings.com)