Today’s Psalms

A selection of verses from five Psalms. On this 22nd of the month, we’ll look at Psalm 22 (a Messianic Psalm – one from which Jesus quoted while on the cross); Psalm 52; 82;112; and 142.

My prayer is that these Psalm verses will remind you of God’s proper place of worship and honor, and help prepare you for worship on this Lord’s Day.

Psalm 22:1-3, 16-18
This Psalm, written 1000 years before Christ sees it fulfillment in Jesus on the cross. Pierced hands and feet, lots cast for his cloak, God forsaken in the truest sense.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
    Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
    and by night, but I find no rest.

Yet you are holy,
    enthroned on the praises of Israel.

16 My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs;
    an evil gang closes in on me.
    They have pierced my hands and feet.
17 I can count all my bones.
    My enemies stare at me and gloat.
18 They divide my garments among themselves
    and throw dice for my clothing.

Psalm 52:9
Perfect for Thanksgiving season

I will thank you forever,
    because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good,
    in the presence of the godly.

Psalm 82:8

Arise, O God, judge the earth;
    for you shall inherit all the nations!

Psalm 112:1-2

Praise the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
    who greatly delights in his commandments!
His offspring will be mighty in the land;
    the generation of the upright will be blessed.

Psalm 142:5

I cry to you, O Lord;
    I say, “You are my refuge,
    my portion in the land of the living.”

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