Day 173

Psalms 46-50

#46 psalm 46

These verses leap out at me, they are so familiar. Took me a while to figure out why. They are the inspiration for the hymn A Mighty fortress is our God. The sentiments in this psalm are so perfect for cherry-picking: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear…” (v 1). And how about this: “Be still, and know that I am God” (v 10) Too bad no one bothers to read the whole thing; it’s not all so sweet. “Come, see the glorious works of the Lord: See how he brings destruction upon the world.” (v 8)

 

 

#47

A lovely song of praise about how wonderful Yahweh is – ” He subdues the nations before us, putting our enemies beneath our feet.” (v 3)

#48

A sappy song about how wonderful Jerusalem is, how high and magnificent. zzzzz

#49

Some words of wisdom about death. In fact, aside from the brief mention of god in v 15, it’s amazingly insightful and relevant – worth the read. But also note how it treats death as final, esp in v 11, 14, and 19. There is no mention of heaven or any other type of afterlife.

#50

One of a dozen psalms attributed to Asaph and his family. Asaph and his sons were ordained by David to lead the people in worship (1 Chronicles 25:1), and they are mentioned in Nehemiah as being singers and choir directors for worship services (Nehemiah7:44 and 12:46). Anyway, this seems to be just a long poem about how powerful and awesome – and megalomaniacal – god is.

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