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90 Day Challenge Day 41

Read  Psalm 25-45

Highlights

25. Prayer for Protection, Guidance, Pardon
26. Prayer for Vindication
27. Psalm of Trust
28. Prayer for Help
29. The Voice of the Lord
30. Thanks for Deliverance from Death
31. Psalm of Complaint and Praise
32. The Blessing of Forgiveness
33. Praise to the Creator and Preserver
34. I Will Bless the Lord at All Times
35. Prayer for Rescue from Enemies
36. Contrast of Man and God
37. Acrostic Psalm
38. Prayer of a Suffering Penitent
39. The Vanity of Life
40. God Sustains His Servant
41. Lord Be Gracious to Me
42. Thirsting for God
43. Prayer for Deliverance
44. Remembering and Repenting
45. A Song of Love

Weird Words used repeatedly in the Psalms:

Selah:  Hebrew Word means to “lift up or exalt.”  May mean pause, Crescendo or Musical Interlude

Maskil:  The Hiphil participle used as a noun appears in the titles of Psa 32, 42, 44, 45, 52- 55, 74, 78, 88, 89, 142. In addition, Psa 47:7  emphasizes that one is to sing praises in accordance with a ma´kîl psalm. Some have considered a ma´kîl to be a didactic poem which causes consideration or gives insight. Others have suggested it to be an artistic song having insight. More probably this can be considered a contemplative poem, with elements of the other two.

ma´kîl. Except for its first occurrence (Psa 32), ma´kîl is always linked with an individual or the Sons of Korah. David is included in Psa 52-55 and 142, Asaph in 74 and 78 and Heman in 88 and 89. The root, ´kl, denotes “insight” or “wisdom, ” so these psalms may be noted for their special instruction or their musical difficulty.

Mikhtam: the meaning of this word is unknown, comes from the root word meaning “to cover”.  It is used in 6 Psalms, all David’s might possibly have to do with Atonement.

Sheol:  The nether world

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