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Bible in a Year 47 PS Psalms 87 to 93

Bible in a Year 47 PS Psalms 87 to 93

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 The Bible in a Year
Psalms
Psalms 87 to 93
Read this coming week:
Oct 3
Isa 15‐19, Ps 87, Acts 10
Oct 4
Isa 20‐22, Ps 88, Acts 11
Oct 5
Isa23‐25, Ps 89:1‐29, Acts 12
Oct 6
Isa 26‐28, Ps 89:30‐52, Acts 13
Oct 7
Isa29‐30, Ps 90, Acts 14
Oct 8
Isa 31‐33, Ps 91, Acts 15
Oct 9
Isa 34‐36, Ps92, Acts 16
Oct 10
Isa 37‐38, Ps 93, Acts 17
Reading Questions
For next week you’re reading Psalms 87 to 93. Answerthe following:
What unusual places seem to be friends of thepsalmist? (87)
How has God caused to turn against the psalmst?(88)
Who was the promise in 89:29 originally given to?
When do you think Psalm 89 was written andwhy?
What was life expectancy like in the time of Moses’ writing this psalm? (90)
 
 The devil quotes Psalm 91 in the Gospels, can youisolate what he quotes?
What can “the stupid man not know?” (92)
What does the Lord reign over according to thepsalm?
Book Four of the Psalms
Psalm 90 opens the fourth book of the Psalms. Toreview, we have now seen 3 books of the Psalms andare approaching the 4
th
. Book I was largely comprisedof psalms written by David. The time period of thisBook of the Psalms was largely while David was hidingfrom Saul before becoming king. Book II is also largelya Davidic work, but is from a different time period, thatof when David was king until the end of his reign. BookIII then, was the least Davidic of all of the books of thePsalms with only one or two (depending oninterpretation) psalms that were penned by Israel’ssecond king. It is thought that much of Book III waswritten during Israel’s ongoing conflict with Assyria andother warring neighbors.Now Book IV (90-106) appears to contain some Davidicsongs and ideas, but perhaps used as a way of lookingback to the “old country” while Israel is living in exile orat least under the siege of foreign enemies. Thesesongs simultaneously sing of the greatness of the dayswhen Israel followed the Lord, as well as call for areformation be enacted by the people and a rescueenacted by God to bring them back to the promisedland. These Psalms seem to be Israel’s introspection over thecourse of their time in captivity and hardship. Still,much like some of our most hopeful spiritual songs werewritten in times of great adversity, some of the mosthopeful psalms are found in Book IV.

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