Psalm 7 is full of ugly, violent language: swords, bows, arrows, plunder, trample. However, in the middle of all this chaos David declares, “My shield is with YHWH!” Using poetic devices and chiastic structure, David creates a safe place for himself and us behind YHWH in the… Read More »Psalm 7 – My Shield is With YHWH
Shavuot is the Feast of LEAVENED Bread. The time we celebrate the manifold gifts of YHWH and His plan of salvation for all the earth. It is also the Feast of the Covenant. We see all He has done while we were wondering in the wilderness, all He is… Read More »Psalm 67 – Let the Nations Be Glad!
Mat 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Mat 7:22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name,… Read More »Psalm 6 – Depart from Me Workers of Iniquity!
Psalms are traditionally read on Pesach. I have stepped outside our order of study to examine this beautiful psalm about ransom, repentance, and prophesy of Yashua’s death. Perfect for Pesach. We first look at the parallel structure of the psalm. Themes such as floods, ransom, and repentace of… Read More »Save Me Oh YHWH!
Up to this point, the structures of the psalms have been pretty straight forward but Psalm 5 breaks loose! The extra layers of patterns and structures reveal deeper meaning through complexity and beauty only possible through the Ruach Ha’Qodesh. First, we looked at some very intentional and intricate… Read More »Psalm 5 – Lead Me, O YHWH!
This short psalm is wonderfully complex! One of my favorite phrases in Scripture is “the manifold wisdom of YHWH.” Manifold. Many folds. Imagine the words and letters you are reading unfolding as you read, revealing deeper and deeper meaning. Psalm 4 is a great introduction to the Manifold… Read More »Psalm 4 – Be Angry and Sin Not
This psalm is has dual structures one is a chiastic, the other is a contrasting parallel. In the chiastic, we are encouraged by David’s trust – Salvation belongs to YHWH. In his time of distress, YHWH answered him! The first part of the psalm is written in negative… Read More »Psalm 3 – He Answered Me From His Holy Hill
Please note: the PDF does a much better job of presenting this information. It can be found on the Chiastic tab on the Home page. Structural Analysis: This psalm is a contrasting parallel. The first three verses are about the righteous and are contrasted with the wicked in… Read More »Psalm 1 – A Contrast of the Righteous and the Wicked