Posts Tagged righteousness

Psalm 1 – Contrasting characters

Psalm 1 is a study in contrasts.  At the outset of this amazing collection of songs and poems, two types of people, two lifestyles, are laid out side by side for the hearer/reader to compare.  On the one hand is the man who is blessed by God (v1), who is later revealed in verse 6 […]

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Psalm 72 – Praying for a perfect king

Psalm 72 is a prayer.  Penned by King Solomon, David’s son, it expresses a desire for the king to be empowered by God to rule the nation in a godly way.  It describes an ideal ruler who will establish the key priorities for God’s people.  A number of themes leap out at the reader. The […]

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