William Macdonald

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Enjoying the Psalms

Pages: 448
Size: 6" x 9"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-167-3
Format: Softcover

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The Psalms is probably the most popular book in the Old Testament. It is a book of poetry and is regarded as the hymn book of ancient Israel.

In the Psalms, we can find comfort, teaching, rebuke, and exhortation as we see our own experiences mirrored in those of the psalmist. While not all of the Bible is written directly to the Church, all Scripture is profitable for the Church.

We can learn important lessons from teachings which are primarily Jewish. For example, the Jewish Temple can be considered a pre-figurement of the body of Christ, made up of all believers and indwelt by the Holy Spirit; the battles in the Psalms speak to us of our spiritual warfare against principalities and powers, against the forces of darkness in the heavenly places; the material blessings of Israel on earth point us to our spiritual blessings in the heaven lies in Christ—and so forth.

This devotional commentary will lead you to greater appreciation and worship of the God of our salvation.


 

 


For over sixty years, William MacDonald addressed the key issues of Christianity in clear and simple terms. Leaving a promising business career to serve the Lord Jesus, he traveled worldwide, proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ. His more than eighty works are characterized by an economy of words that only comes by a major time investment in God’s Word. Although William MacDonald went to be with the Lord in 2008, his writing ministry continues to instruct and teach thousands of people today. For information regarding the books in this series, click on these links: Enjoying the Psalms Enjoying the Proverbs, Enjoying the Minor Prophets, Enjoying the Song of Songs, and Enjoying the Book of Acts.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction  

Book 1 (Psalms 1-41)

Psalm 1 – The Good Life
Psalm 2 – The Unchanging Decree
Psalm 3 – A Study in Moods
Psalm 4 – God’s Secret Tranquilizer
Psalm 5 – Morning Prayer
Psalm 6 – Double Trouble
Psalm 7 – The Cry of the Oppressed
Psalm 8 – What Is Man?
Psalm 9 – The Day of Retribution
Psalm 10 – Public Enemy Number One
Psalm 11 – Why Flee When You Can Trust?
Psalm 12 – The Words of Men—and of God
Psalm 13 – How Long?
Psalm 14 – The Fool’s Creed
Psalm 15 – The Man God Chooses
Psalm 16 – Christ Arose!
Psalm 17 – The Perennial Puzzle
Psalm 18 – The Power that Raised Christ from the Dead
Psalm 19 – The Two Books of God
Psalm 20 – The Name of the God of Jacob
Psalm 21 – Thanksgiving for Victory
Psalm 22 – Christ in Suffering and Glory
Psalm 23 – The Great Shepherd
Psalm 24 – Who Is the King of Glory?
Psalm 25 – The Secret of the Lord
Psalm 26 – A Psalm of Separation
Psalm 27 – The Arrest and Trial of Jesus
Psalm 28 – The Silence of God
Psalm 29 – The Voice of the Lord
Psalm 30 – A Song of Healing
Psalm 31 – Into Thy Hand
Psalm 32 – Forgiven!
Psalm 33 – A New Song
Psalm 34 – Psalm of the New Birth
Psalm 35 – Friends Turned Traitors
Psalm 36 – Great Sin, Greater God
Psalm 37 – True Peace
Psalm 38 – Sorrow for Sin
Psalm 39 – Inner Fire
Psalm 40 – Rescued!
Psalm 41 – Prayer From a Sickroom

Book 2 (Psalms 42-72)

Psalm 42 – Thirsting for God
Psalm 43 – Send Out Thy Light and Thy Truth
Psalm 44 – Sheep for the Slaughter
Psalm 45 – The King of Kings
Psalm 46 – God With Us
Psalm 47 – Happy New Year!
Psalm 48 – What Did They See?
Psalm 49 – The Wicked and Their Wealth
Psalm 50 – God’s Ongoing Judgment
Psalm 51 – Sweet Perfumes of Penitence
Psalm 52 – The Traitor Unmasked
Psalm 53 – The Folly of Atheism
Psalm 54 – God Is My Helper
Psalm 55 – Cast Your Burden
Psalm 56 – God Is for Me!
Psalm 57 – In the Shadow of His Wings
Psalm 58 – The Judges Judged
Psalm 59 – The God Who Comes to Meet Us
Psalm 60 – Our Hope Is in the Lord
Psalm 61 – The Rock That Is Higher Than I
Psalm 62 – God Alone!
Psalm 63 – Better Than Life
Psalm 64 – Bows and Arrows
Psalm 65 – Millennial Harvest Song
Psalm 66 – Come, See, and Hear!
Psalm 67 – Israel’s Missionary Call
Psalm 68 – God on the March!
Psalm 69 – Save Me, O God!
Psalm 70 – Help Quickly!
Psalm 71 – Old Age
Psalm 72 – Messiah’s Glorious Reign

Book 3 (Psalms 73–89)

Psalm 73 – Faith’s Dilemma
Psalm 74 – Remember!
Psalm 75 – The Source of True Exaltation
Psalm 76 – The Wrath of Man Praising God
Psalm 77 – The Cure for Introspection
Psalm 78 – A Parable from History
Psalm 79 – The Groans of the Prisoners
Psalm 80 – The Man of God’s Right Hand
Psalm 81 – The Feast of Trumpets
Psalm 82 – Earth’s Rulers on Trial
Psalm 83 – Psalm of the Six-Day War
Psalm 84 – Homesick for Heaven
Psalm 85 – Revive Us Again!
Psalm 86 – Prayer With Reasons Attached
Psalm 87 – Psalm of the Royal Census
Psalm 88 – The Saddest Psalm
Psalm 89 – God’s Covenant with David

Book 4 (Psalms 90–106)

Psalm 90 – Tolling of the Death Bell
Psalm 91 – My Psalm
Psalm 92 – A Lesson in Spiritual Botany
Psalm 93 – The Eternal King and His Eternal Throne
Psalm 94 – God of Vengeance
Psalm 95 – Worship and Warning
Psalm 96 – The King Is Coming
Psalm 97 – Light Is Sown for the Righteous!
Psalm 98 – Creation’s New Symphony
Psalm 99 – Holy, Holy, Holy
Psalm 100 – Old Hundred
Psalm 101 – Royal Resolutions
Psalm 102 – The Trinity at Calvary
Psalm 103 – Call to Thanksgiving
Psalm 104 – Creator and Sustainer
Psalm 105 – The Covenant with Abraham
Psalm 106 – Lessons from History

  Book 5 (Psalms 107–150)

Psalm 107 – Let the Redeemed Say So
Psalm 108 – Help! Quick!
Psalm 109 – The Fate of God’s Enemies
Psalm 110 – David’s Son and David’s Lord
Psalm 111 – The Wonderful Works of the Lord
Psalm 112 – Rewards of the Righteous
Psalm 113 – So Great, Yet So Gracious
Psalm 114 – The Powerful Presence of the Lord
Psalm 115 – Israel Renounces Idols
Psalm 116 – I Love the Lord!
Psalm 117 – The Gentiles Glorify God
Psalm 118 – Behold Your King!
Psalm 119 – All About the Bible
Psalm 120 – The Helpless Victim of Slander
Psalm 121 – Kept!
Psalm 122 – The City of Peace
Psalm 123 – Eyes that Look for Mercy
Psalm 124 – The All-Important “If”
Psalm 125 – The Way of Peace
Psalm 126 – Tearful Sowing, Joyful Reaping
Psalm 127 – God in Everything
Psalm 128 – The Blessing of the Lord
Psalm 129 – The Harvest of Anti-Semitism

Psalm 130 – Out of the Depths
Psalm 131 – Intellectual Humility
Psalm 132 – Prayer and Promise
Psalm 133 – In Praise of Unity
Psalm 134 – Come, Bless the Lord!
Psalm 135 – The Why of Praise
Psalm 136 – The Great Hallel!
Psalm 137 – If I Forget You, O Jerusalem!
Psalm 138 – God’s Faithful Word
Psalm 139 – God Is So Great!
Psalm 140 – From the Hands of the Wicked
Psalm 141 – Prayer Counted as Incense
Psalm 142 – No Man Cares
Psalm 143 – The Wide Spectrum of Prayer
Psalm 144 – The Happy People
Psalm 145 – The Missing “Nun”
Psalm 146 – Glories of the God of Jacob
Psalm 147 – Jerusalem Restored—Praise God!
Psalm 148 – Creation’s Choir
Psalm 149 – The High Praises of God
Psalm 150 – Praise the Lord!

A Note on the Imprecatory Psalms
Bibliography

 

 

Books by William MacDonald:  Christ Loved the ChurchEnjoying the Book of ActsEnjoying the Minor ProphetsEnjoying the PsalmsEnjoying the ProverbsLetters to the ThessaloniansLet Me Introduce You to the BibleOld Testament Digest: Job Through MalachiTrue Discipleship

Courses by William MacDonald:   The Bible Tells Me So Born to Win Christ Loved the Church 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Doing Time with Jesus Ecclesiastes: Is There Meaning to Life? Galatians God's Word Is Truth Good New for All Guide to Christian Growth James John Lessons for Christian Living The Letters of John The Letters to Timothy and Titus The Lord's Supper and Baptism Luke Matthew Mark Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon Revelation Romans – Part 1 Romans – Part 2 Summary of the Bible  What the Bible Teaches Winning Souls the Bible Way

Booklets by William MacDonald:  Armageddon Soon?Fundamental, Important, and Non-Essential IssuesGod's Answers to Man's QuestionsThe Grace of GodGrasping for ShadowsSeek Ye FirstThat's a Good QuestionThere's a Way Back to GodThink of Your FutureTo What Should We be Loyal ?True Brokenness