Reading the Psalms

Psalm 90 — Wandering in the Wilderness, but not Lost

An episode of Reading the Psalms

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By Dan Bunting
Poetry comes alive when read aloud! Let’s look at the poetry in the Bible together. anchor.fm/dan37
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Psalm 119.89-120 — Lamed, Mem, Nun, Samech
Boasting in and by the Word.
09:22
August 23, 2019
Psalm 119.57-88 — Cheth, Teth, Jod, Caph
God and his word redeems.
09:22
August 22, 2019
Psalm 119.25-56 — Daleth, He, Vav, Zain
Oh, if he would but enlarge our hearts.
10:04
August 21, 2019
Psalm 119.1-24 — Aleph, Beth, Gimel
Beginning the great psalm about God’s Word
11:25
August 20, 2019
Psalm 118 — This is the Gate of the Lord
What a deliverance we have in God
07:39
August 16, 2019
Psalm 117 — Inviting Others
In the midst of our praise, we invite others to join in.
01:59
August 15, 2019
Psalm 116 — Call Upon the Name of the Lord
Remember what the Lord has done so you’ll be ready for what he will do.
06:10
August 9, 2019
Psalm 115 — Boasting in the Lord
With a God in the heavens, why rely on anything else?
06:23
August 8, 2019
Psalm 114 — Skipping like Lambs
The Great Deliverance
04:17
August 7, 2019
Psalm 113 — Praise the Lord!
The first psalm of Hallel.
04:26
August 3, 2019
Psalm 112 — Trusting with Righteousness
The qualities and character of the child of God seem in his works.
06:07
August 2, 2019
Psalm 111 — Great Works
Why some are excited to fear and revere God.
05:01
August 1, 2019
Psalm 110 — A Great Lord
The great Creator made and provides.
04:41
July 30, 2019
Psalm 109 — A Hard Psalm
What does one do with psalms of cursing?
12:04
July 24, 2019
Psalm 108 — What to do with Glory
After celebrating the magnificence of God, what will you do with your glory?
07:17
July 22, 2019
Psalm 107 — Celebrating God’s Spirit to Save
A psalm teaching an important proverb.
13:21
July 20, 2019
Psalm 106 — Celebrating our Need for a Savior
We mess up what God does right; we always need him.
11:30
July 18, 2019
Psalm 105 — Celebrating God’s Faithfulness
God will nourish his people — period.
10:50
July 17, 2019
Psalm 104 — Celebrating Creation
The Globe is the Glory of God
10:05
July 16, 2019
Psalm 103 — Celebrating a Trustworthy God
One of my favorite psalms.
07:02
July 15, 2019
Psalm 102 — Hope to be Heard and to See
A psalm of sadness & sorrow.
09:42
July 10, 2019
Psalm 101 — Ideal Idealism
Right ideals are right, not naive.
05:47
July 9, 2019
Psalm 100 — What if we Worship?
A sweet little psalm of praise.
05:23
July 8, 2019
Psalm 99 — Holy is He
Instructions for the king
05:19
June 28, 2019
Psalm 98 — Even Waves Want to Worship
A psalm, not to encourage, but for the encouraged
04:26
June 27, 2019
Psalm 97 — He Plants Light
Encouraged to Trust
06:03
June 26, 2019
Psalm 96 — For the world we Praise God
Telling the world IS praising God.
06:34
June 25, 2019
Psalm 95 — Our Approach to God
If God is our Maker, what do we make of him?
07:15
June 24, 2019
Psalm 94 — Who will rise up?
What is our response in adversity?
07:32
June 14, 2019
Psalm 93 — Floods lift their Voice
What praise, if all the floods lift their voice
03:42
June 13, 2019
Psalm 92 — How to Stay Green
How to be fruitful and green in old age.
05:59
June 12, 2019
Psalm 91 — Because he hath known my name
What brings us in with God and his Son?
06:42
June 11, 2019
Psalm 90 — Wandering in the Wilderness, but not Lost
Though we may suffer consequences, we don’t have to be completely separated from God.
06:34
June 10, 2019
Psalm 89 — The Great Promise
Thankful that the great promise is more faithful than we are.
14:58
June 7, 2019
Psam 88 — Loneliness, Like Death
A psalm of total darkness: the despair of life without any knowledge of the gospel.
07:56
June 6, 2019
Psalm 83 — Fill Their Faces With Confusion
Let us not pray for revenge, but for hope.
06:29
June 5, 2019
Psalm 87 — Who was born there?
God’s Zion with more Charity than one could ever dream.
04:01
June 5, 2019
Psalm 86 — Unite My Heart
A psalm of David way out here with psalms by other people.
07:48
May 31, 2019
Psalm 85 — Guilt & Sin Covered
This song speaks about the one true help for sin and guilt.
05:34
May 30, 2019
Psalm 84 — Walking to God’s House
When you walk to the house of God, you have everything you need.
05:36
May 29, 2019
Psalm 82 — Condemning the Elite
God, who himself is without prejudice, demands that we behave in kind.
05:50
May 27, 2019
Psalm 81 — Open Wide thy Mouth
If we would just listen to God and not our own hearts.
07:34
May 24, 2019
Psalm 80 — Shepherd and Gardener
Behold, the branch!
07:49
May 23, 2019
Psalm 79 — The Sighing of the Prisoner
Prayer for good news in a world of bad news.
06:51
May 22, 2019
Psalm 78 — Will we want more?
What will you learn from this teaching psalm?
20:31
May 21, 2019
Psalm 77 — Red Sea Salvation
What should you do when you’re frustrated?
09:04
May 18, 2019
Psalm 76 — Ending the Engines Of War
Asaph writes some of the most exciting psalms.
05:23
May 17, 2019
Psalm 75 — Who will lift the horn?
If you lift up your horn on your own, God has a cup waiting for you.
05:33
May 16, 2019
Psalm 74 — Defeating Dragons
A God who will wage war against the adversary.
08:45
May 14, 2019
Psalm 73 — When Goodness Feels Worthless
How do we compare the here and now with the hereafter?
08:34
May 13, 2019
Psalm 72 — A godly leader
How we ought to interact with others.
09:39
May 11, 2019
Psalm 71 — I will Praise Continually
Personal praise and prayer is so easy, we might forget how important it is.
08:04
May 9, 2019
Psalm 70 — Make Haste
When you need God *now*, don’t forget to pray for others.
05:00
May 8, 2019
Psalm 69 — Managing Mud & Mire
What a big psalm! So many things to think about — jump on in!
15:10
May 7, 2019
Psalm 68 — An Entry in Triumph
A Big psalm about a Big God.
10:37
May 3, 2019
Psalm 67 — Our Blessings for Others
That blessings on might be for others.
03:39
May 2, 2019
Psalm 66 — Proved for Faith
What a clear and intimate declaration of faith in regeneration. We need to share this with everyone we can.
06:00
May 1, 2019
Psalm 65 — Thou that Hearest Prayer
I need to remember that it’s always bigger than me.
05:35
April 29, 2019
Psalm 64 — False Depths
If you don’t go outside of your personal view to see what you are like, then how can you know if you’re right or wrong?
05:07
April 27, 2019
Psalm 63 — Praise Rules the Day
Faith triumphs over Fear — Praise Rules the Day.
05:47
April 26, 2019
Psalm 62 — Trust in a High Tower
Go against the grain. Don’t be pulled and pushed by the tide.
06:30
April 25, 2019
Psalm 61 — The Keystone
The work of Faith.
05:56
April 24, 2019
Psalm 60 — Faith can be a Real Struggle
Faith can be a real and present struggle. David’s psalm seems to be a conscious work with trust and faith.
05:38
April 23, 2019
Psalm 59 — Ugly Dog or Child of God?
In David’s psalm one howls and one sings. Which will you be?
07:26
April 20, 2019
Psalm 58 — The Ugliest Psalm?
Don’t turn your head to avoid dealing with evil just because it’s ugly and uncomfortable.
09:01
April 19, 2019
Psalm 57 — Mercy & Truth
What we need, whether for our own ills or those of the world, is God’s Mercy & Truth.
07:13
April 18, 2019
Psalm 56 — They’re Made of Flesh
If we are more than just flesh, what can mere flesh do to us?
07:00
April 17, 2019
Psalm 55 — Dividing Devoted Friends
What brings about the enemy’s greatest victory?
09:20
April 16, 2019
Psalm 54 — Set God before Them
Who have you set in front of you? On whom can you depend?
05:56
April 12, 2019
Psalm 53 — Fool Filled Hearts
Should we despair at what we see put our window? How may we have compassion? Might we help?
05:33
April 11, 2019
Psalm 52 — Dirty Rotten Scoundrel
What lies behind a person’s ugly behavior?
06:50
April 10, 2019
Psalm 51 — A Prayer Tool
How to pray for forgiveness.
07:47
April 9, 2019
Psalm 50 — Omniscient Narrator
Ever wonder what the deal was with all those sacrifices?
07:54
April 8, 2019
Psalm 49 — Can You Buy Yourself Out?
How can a person buy themselves out of this useless life?
07:20
April 6, 2019
Psalm 48 — The rest of the psalm
I made a mistake yesterday, and missed the last few verses of the psalm!
04:30
April 6, 2019
Psalm 48 — Praise for Mt. Zion
What do God’s city and mount mean to me?
05:19
April 5, 2019
Psalm 47 — Sing Praises, Sing Praises
Praise, excitement and joy — psalms are fun.
04:44
April 4, 2019
Psalm 46 — From Fear to Exaltation
Help for fears from within and without.
04:35
March 29, 2019
Psalm 45 — King’s Praise
What a beautiful poem. Can’t you just feel the sense of power and beauty in the king’s the throne room as it’s read?
07:01
March 28, 2019
Psalm 44 — Too Simplistic?
Though the message may be simple, may be sorely needed.
10:00
March 25, 2019
Psalm 43 — Cast Off
What do you do when you’re thrown off into the deep end?
05:07
March 24, 2019
Psalm 42 — The Meaning of Life
This ‘teaching’ psalm is a poem that explores the question: What am I doing here?
06:38
March 22, 2019
Psalm 41 — Betrayal
Sometimes troubles hit close to home. It’s times like that when a good friend is needed most.
06:38
March 21, 2019
Psalm 40 — Publishing Lovingkindness
This is an encouraging psalm to get you motivated and moving through your day.
08:18
March 20, 2019
Psalm 39 — Anxious Nights
You know that anxious feeling you get when you remember that thing you did, that one time … 15 years ago? What should you do about that?
06:45
March 19, 2019
Psalm 38 — Arrows Stuck in Me
Sometimes we read psalms about sorrow for sins on days we feel sorrows for sins — Let’s thank God for a relevant word.
07:13
March 18, 2019
Psalm 37 — Inherit the Land
Don’t fret about troubles coming from troublemakers. Be meek and do good.
12:21
March 16, 2019
Psalm 36 — In Light, Seeing Light
Ugly is ugly, the world over. How does one know Who is good?
05:46
March 15, 2019
Psalm 35 — Defend the Defenseless
Stop — Listen to those in need.
12:52
March 14, 2019
Psalm 34 — Glorifying & Giving Thanks
Psalms may comfort & encourage me. But this psalm is for Someone else …
07:36
March 13, 2019
Psalm 32 — Word & Work
How long will God‘s word work?
07:57
March 12, 2019
Psalm 32 — Try Trust
Poetry, in simple words and lines, addresses some of life’s great questions. David speaks of Guilt and Fate and invites us to his insight.
07:36
March 11, 2019
Psalm 31 — Is Iniquity Real?
David’s struggle and concern for his life stems from the iniquity of adversaries, as well as his own. The big question is: is iniquity real?
09:38
March 9, 2019
Psalm 30 — Alive for Praise
What does King David think about at the dedication of his new house?
06:24
March 7, 2019
Psalm 29 — Glory to the Great One
A simple and powerful psalm that deserves our Recitation and Meditation.
04:14
March 6, 2019
Psalm 28 — Who Listens?
Praise God for listening to us. May we ever be heard and far from the wicked.
05:50
March 5, 2019
Psalm 27 — A Dreamlike Desire
A foundation in practical diligence and fruit feeds the otherworldliness into which a Christian aspires.
07:38
March 4, 2019
Psalm 26 — Walking with Integrity
Walking with integrity makes one ready for self control and to be led by someone good.
06:55
March 2, 2019
Psalm 25 — Always More to Understand
Just because I’m reading the psalms, it doesn’t mean I understand them all we have to keep working with them.
08:51
March 1, 2019
Psalm 24 — Approaching the Holy Hill
What must be clean? What must be pure, if we want to be oh his holy hill?
05:57
February 28, 2019
Psalm 23 — Security in a Poem
One of the worlds most beloved poems — is it worth all the hype?
05:23
February 27, 2019
Psalm 22 — My God, my God, why?
Powerful language can bring our hearts into the heart of another. To feel their experiences, both in pain and in trust.
09:49
February 26, 2019
Psalm 21 — Victory Song
We, like King’s, are able to sing of victory.
05:50
February 25, 2019
Psalm 20 — Blue Collar Prayer
What makes for a good benediction? What will help secure one’s life?
04:12
February 23, 2019
Psalm 19 — Studying God’s Two Books
God, the master craftsman, gave us two wonderful works of art to enjoy. Meditate on the goodness of his creation and consider the worth of his words.
08:11
February 22, 2019
Psalm 18 — Is that a Fire Breathing Dragon?
There is a lot packed into this epic poem!
13:56
February 21, 2019
Psalm 17 — Awake with Thy Likeness
David puts a lot of effort into being a good man. The end of this psalm reveal where the satisfaction of the effort is.
08:10
February 20, 2019
Psalm 16 — Mind Your Meditation
This psalm can provide some method to your morning meditation.
05:48
February 19, 2019
Psalm 15 — Teaching Ideals
How shall the young secure their hearts and guide their lives from sin?
06:33
February 18, 2019
Psalm 14 — Considering the Corrupt
It’s hard to see that people hurt others. What do we do when we realize it’s going on? What should we do with our hearts?
07:13
February 18, 2019
Psalm 13 — Enlightenment in Sorrow
How do we answer our sorrow? By letting God guide our eyes in the True, Good, and Lovely things around us.
06:02
February 15, 2019
Psalm 10 — Voice to our Complaint
Our terrible times and horrible days are real. The psalms give voice to our complaint. Using the psalms in this way can keep us from going too far — they can restrain our rage.
08:48
February 14, 2019
Psalm 12 — God’s Against the Club Mentality
God’s love is broad and open for all, while our Club Mentality is often small and self centered. Let’s open our hearts to destroy what is vile.
06:55
February 14, 2019
Psalm 11 — Trust, not Guns
Is goodness, sincerity and charity enough to answer today’s terror?
04:03
February 13, 2019
Psalm 9 — Not Always Forgotten
A song to sing as we see our salvation on the horizon. We will not always be forgotten.
08:18
February 11, 2019
Psalm 8 — Why Me?
Why me? Sometimes, in our loneliness, we wonder why anyone would think about us. This psalm tells us that the Creator on High thinks about us.
08:00
February 9, 2019
Psalm 7 — Try Me
What does it look like for one to be confident in God? What sort of things will we say?
08:08
February 8, 2019
Psalm 6 — From Crying to Commitment
The psalms explore emotions and feelings like no other portion of the Bible. Crying has a hopeful growth and end in this psalm.
07:12
February 7, 2019
Psalm 5 — Morning Meditations
How did King David prepare for the day?
07:08
February 6, 2019
Psalm 4 — Advice apart from phones
Where does good advice come from? The masses and media screaming for attention? Does reaching for a phone feed good sleep?
07:45
February 5, 2019
Psalm 3 — Let’s think some more about this
When adversaries rise up and point out your failures and problems, how can you keep a clear mind and heart?
06:15
February 4, 2019
Psalm 2 — On the Sidelines of the Big Game
We may not be players in the “big game”, but from the sidelines, we can see who’ll win.
07:10
February 2, 2019
Psalm 1 — Be Known
The first psalm reinforces your desire to learn and study. It has simple and beautiful imagery. It has an encouraging and important message.
04:47
February 1, 2019
Psalm 150 — Heart’s Praise for Good Living
Praising God is more than reciting lines. The psalm is calls us to step forward with heart, breath, mind and body.
05:33
January 31, 2019
Psalm 149 — Defiant Praise
The praise that comes from an assembly of God’s people is a powerful thing. Make sure you are a part of it.
06:36
January 30, 2019
Bonus Episode: Oh Jesus, Open Wide My Eyes
A reading of a hymn beloved by my grandfather.
02:20
January 29, 2019
Psalm 148 — Praise for Floods
This psalm spells out who praises God, and why. The very things we fear praise God for his purpose behind their being. If you praise God, you will fulfill purpose and being, too.
06:35
January 29, 2019
Psalm 147 — Looking to Praise
It’s important to praise God. If you ever need ideas, this psalm is ready to help.
05:45
January 26, 2019
Psalm 146 — He’ll Preserve Strangers
Don’t cave in, from fear, to be ugly with ugly people. There is someone out there who upholds truth — you can, too.
04:56
January 25, 2019
Psalm 145 — Every day, I’m Praising
This psalm may be the essence of letting our light shine — the purpose of being a savor & grace in the world.
07:02
January 24, 2019
Psalm 144 — He Teaches our Fingers
What a fun little psalm! David is excited about the help he’s received. He’s encouraged for the hope ahead.
07:46
January 22, 2019
Psalm 143 — Your Spirit Enemy
David seems scared of what his Spirit Enemies have done to him. If your enemies are successfully destroying your spirit, what can you do?
08:11
January 21, 2019
Psalm 142 — Alone in a Crowd
This psalm gives voice to our feelings of loneliness & helplessness.
05:07
January 20, 2019
Psalm 141 — Snared in Words
Have you prayed about your lips? Have you set a guard over your words? Are you aware of the traps for your tongue?
05:47
January 19, 2019
Psalm 140 — Evil Machinations
David’s complaint about the wicked makes me careful for my own behavior.
06:54
January 18, 2019
Psalm 139 — He “gets” you
There is person who understands our minds better than our own hearts: is this encouraging or intimidating to you?
09:43
January 17, 2019
Psalm 138 — Gems for Gratitude
This psalm is ready for anyone — it is thankful, it works from trust, and speaks of the world knowing God’s goodness. Take the time to find the gems worth memorizing!
05:58
January 16, 2019
Psalm 137 — Shocking Sorrow
This psalm has some of the greatest sorrow, expressing one of the ugliest sentiments a person can find in the Bible. Maybe a person can use psalms like this to limit their own ugliness.
09:45
January 15, 2019
Psalm 136 — Psalm in Repetition
Psalms of praise can get pretty repetitive. This one pushes that idea as far as it can go!
08:04
January 14, 2019
Psalm 135 — Remember to Thank God
Praise and Thanks on a bigger scale than the previous psalm, this one has a lesson at the end.
07:22
January 12, 2019
Psalm 134 — Psalms aren’t like Clickbait
Psalms aren’t tools to get rich. God isn’t an investment policy. Instead, praise the creator ‘cause he’s the creator.
02:22
January 11, 2019
Psalm 133 — Unity & Aaron’s Beard
The blessing of brotherly love & unity is incredible.
04:08
January 10, 2019
Psalm 132 — Looking Backwards and Forward
This psalm has a lot of exciting ideas to unpack. It looks backward to stories of David. It looks forward to his descendant, Jesus. We get to sing about it!
09:24
January 9, 2019
Psalm 131 — Are You Adulting?
David wants us to let go of proud eyes & anxiety over troubles so that, in growing up, we can be free.
04:40
January 8, 2019
Psalm 130 — Watching for Morning
This psalm considers guilt and our nights of sleeplessness.
05:53
January 7, 2019
Psalm 129 — What’s your curse?
The choir is called in to sing against oppressors and trouble. What will they say against the enemy?
05:56
January 6, 2019
Psalm 128 — Is a blessed life real?
Th psalmist tells us God blesses those who fear him. Is it believable?
06:38
January 5, 2019
Psalm 127 — Building a Home
What can you do today to build your home for tomorrow?
05:41
January 4, 2019
Psalm 126 — Only for a Season
If people were restored before, we can be restored today. These troubles are only for a season.
05:38
January 3, 2019
Psalm 125 - Prayer for a Nation
A good nation seems to be founded on good peoples praying for the good of a nation.
05:19
January 2, 2019
Psalm 124 - The Choir Sings Along
David, the warrior king, places his achievements firmly at the feet of his God, and everyone sings along.
05:20
January 1, 2019
Psalm 123
Looking above the sky.
05:08
December 31, 2018
Psalm 122 - Excited for peace
David is excited for everyone to go to Jerusalem!
05:32
December 30, 2018
Psalm 121 — Someone watches out for you
Psalm 121 :: It’s a comfort to know that someone watches out for you. Indeed, someone does remember you.
05:51
December 29, 2018
Psalm 120 — Far from home
Do you ever feel far from home? It’s hard to thrive when we’re from safety of place and people. In Psalm 120, David tries to stand for Light in a Dark world.
04:28
December 28, 2018
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