God Answers His Own Plea

Psalm 75:1-10 is written by Asaph. It is a song that is given to the “choirmaster,” one who is a superintendent of music for worship in the synagogue. The song itself is set to the tune of “Do Not Destroy,” a common theme throughout Scriptures from God’s people. This phrase, “Do Not Destroy,” is identifiedContinue reading “God Answers His Own Plea”

Pleading With God

Asaph, in Psalm 74, is grieving the fallen city of Jerusalem and its temple, the place where God meets with His people. He calls out to God to hear, answer, and move to reestablish His fallen but covenanted people. Through this prayer, Asaph teaches us a model of pleading with God: a) it is direct;Continue reading “Pleading With God”

The Proper Perspective

Asaph, one of the musicians in King David’s court, writes a beautiful psalm–Psalm 73. It is a wonderful psalm. It is a psalm that brings its reader into his realm. His thoughts are deep and they are telling. They tell us how we, too, can fall into the same trap that Asaph almost fell into.Continue reading “The Proper Perspective”