Tag Archives: Psalms

Kiln blog: Psalm 124

(Reposted in full due to brevity; original post.) This is ascribed specifically to David. We should take notice how very much this is like a responsive song, heavy with Hebrew parallelism. We have this basic confession: Were it not for … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 123

Teaser… While very short, this Psalm of Ascents is far more intense than any English translation can convey. It echoes of someone in deep distress from oppression, implying a persecution for one’s faith in Jehovah. The first word in the … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 122

Excerpt… Though written by David whose palace sits in Jerusalem, he assumes the perspective of a pilgrim who has come from the farthest distance. We have arrived! We are here in Jerusalem and the first thing we want to do … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 120

Reposted here due to the brevity of content; original post. We begin here a collection of 15 psalms, each referred to as a Song of Ascents. That term refers to any pilgrimage to the one and only high place for … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 119 — Zayin 49-56

(This whole series is cross posted due to brevity; original post.) This is the Rock of My Identity, says the psalmist. Without the living revelation of God in our hearts, we don’t know who we are, or whose we are. … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 119 — He 33-40

(Reposted in full due to brevity; original post.) Here we have a prayer for conviction. The psalmist cries out for God to build a desire and sense of divine necessity. The initial mention here of teaching uses a Hebrew word … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Psalm 119 — Gimel 17-24

(For these shorter lessons, it’s typical that I repost the message in full; original post.) The psalmist rejoices in his past experiences that confirmed the revelation of God. As one who has experienced it aplenty in the past, he calls … Continue reading

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