Psalms, Part 14

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Psalms, Part 13

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, November 12, 2017

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  • Psalms 77-97

Psalms, Part 12

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, October 29, 2017

  • Psalms 70-76
  • Psalms 70:4 – Our purpose in life is to magnify God.
  • Psalms 72:2 – See I Kings 3:5-9.
  • Psalms 72:8-11 – See I Kings 4:21-25.
  • Psalms 73:1 – The only way to be pure in heart is through forgiveness. Psalms 32:1
  • Psalms 74:1 – See Isaiah 59:1-2 for the answer to this question. Sin is the only reason God has ever cast anyone off.
  • Psalms 76:12 – Hebrews 10:31.

Psalms, Part 11

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Psalms, Part 10

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, October 8, 2017

  • Psalms 55-63
  • Psalms 55:12-15 – The companion in this psalm could be referring to Ahithophel, who had been David’s advisor, but left to conspire with Absalom.
  • Psalms 58:3 – This is hyperbole. We now from Ezekiel 18 and other passages that this is not literally true.

Psalms, Part 9

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 24, 2017

  • Psalms 49-54
  • Psalms 49:1 – The high, low, poor, and rich will all be alike in death.
  • Psalms 49:12 – Man’s body decays just like the bodies of beasts.
  • Psalms 50:10 – See Acts 17:25
  • Psalms 51:16-17 – God wants a contrite heart first before the sacrifices are acceptable.
  • Psalms 51:5 – This verse is often misused in Calvinist doctrine. We know that it does not mean David was sinful at birth (Ezekiel 18:2-4). Matthew 18:3 also tells us that children are not in sin.
    • Psalms 71:6; 139:13-14; 58:3
    • We know that this birth is not saying David was born out of wedlock. See Ruth 4:22. David was in the line to Christ and was certainly not illegitimate.
  • Psalms 53:1 – Declaring that there is no God identifies you as a fool regardless of your intellectual accomplishments.
  • Psalms 53:6 – See Ephesians 4:8, which applies this passage to those who are captives of sin.

Psalms, Part 8

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 10, 2017

  • Psalms 41-48
  • Psalms 44:8 – This should be our goal: to praise God all day long!
  • Psalms 44:9-21 – The reason God rejected them was because they had forsaken God. Compare Romans 8:35-36. This passage seems to present the view of God’s actions from the human perspective. People felt that God was forsaking them for no reason. We know from many other scriptures that this was not really true.
  • Psalms 45:6 – This is a Messianic prophecy. See Hebrews 1:8-9.
  • Psalms 48:12-13 – Know God and His word well so you can teach it to the next generation.

Psalms, Part 7

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 3, 2017

  • Psalms 35-40
  • Psalms 37:25 – Sometimes the righteous are left destitute for reasons beyond their control. However, God has a plan to help those who find themselves in this position through the church. If we trust in God’s arrangements and carry out his commands, those in need will be provided for.
  • Psalms 40:6-8 – This is a Messianic prophecy. Hebrews 10:5-10 quotes this and applies it to Christ.

Psalms, Part 6

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 27, 2017

  • Psalms 30-36
  • Psalms 31:23 – “The Lord preserves the faithful.” This is still true today!
  • Psalms 32:1 – See Romans 4:4-8. The blessed man is the one who trusts not in his own works to save him, but has faith in God that is sufficient to cause him to obey God’s commandments.
  • Psalms 32:9 – See John 6:44-45.
  • Psalms 34:14 – See I Peter 3:10-12.
  • Psalms 34:15-18 – See I Peter 3:12.
  • Psalms 34:18 – See Isaiah 66:2.

Psalms, Part 5

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, August 20, 2017

  • Psalms 22-28
  • Psalm 22:
    • John 8:28-29
    • John 16:31-32
    • Psalms 22:1 – It appeared to those around David (and later Jesus) that God had forsaken David (and Jesus). God had not in fact forsaken either one.
    • Psalms 22:7 – See Matthew 27:39
    • Psalms 22:9-11 – David had a lifetime trust in God.
    • Psalms 22:12-18 – These verses are definitely Messianic prophecies about Christ.
    • Psalms 22:31 – The last phrase is more properly translated, “It is finished.”
  • Psalms 23:3 – Our purpose in life is to live for His name’s sake.