Psalms 134-135

Psalms 134-135

Chapter 134: Bless the Lord & He will do the same.

A Song of degrees

“…bless ye the Lord…” (Psalms 134:1) If we bless the Lord, He will also bless us.

Chapter 135: God is Like Man

A Song of degrees of David

Praise and bless the Lord, for our “…Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.” (Psalms 135:5) There exists multiple gods, but only one GOD.

The Lord will judge His people, those who make idols “…are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them.” (Psalms 135:18). Idols are “…the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not.” (Psalms 135:16) These verses point out, yet again, that God is like us. We were created in His image; God has a body of flesh and bones that is perfected. Idols are made of man’s hands and have no meaning. Those who make or trust in idols are just like the idol, worthless.

Psalms 130-131

Psalms 130-131

Chapter 130: O, Lord… hear us.

A Song of degrees

                “…there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.” (Psalms 130:4) Those who fear the Lord and do wrong in His eyes, can be forgiven quicker.

Chapter 131: Be Like Little Children

A Song of degrees

                “…my heart is not haughty (arrogant), nor mine eyes lofty (proud): neither do I exercise myself in great matters… I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother…” (Psalms 131:1-2)

Be like little children and do not be arrogant or proud.

 

Psalms 113-114

Psalms 113-114

Chapter 113: Who is like unto the Lord?

The Lord is high above all nations and His glory is above the heavens! He helps the barren women have children to become a mother; He is forever and should always be praised! Who truly, is like unto the Lord?

Chapter 114: The Lord Governs the Sea and the Land

The Lord governs the sea and the land for the blessing of His children. He can make the “…mountains skip[ped] like rams, and the little hills like lambs…” (Psalm 114:4)

Psalms 37-38

Psalms 37-38

Chapter 37: The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

A Psalm of David.

David opens the first 2 verses of this Psalm by telling the reader that we are not to be worried about the “evil-doers” because they will soon be “cut down like the grass”. But he does give us some sound counsel…

“Trust in the Lord, and do good… delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” (Psalms 37:3-4)

The Book of Mormon also gives us some insight into our desires; “…I know that he [God] granteth unto men according to their desire, whether it be unto death or unto life…” (Alma 29:4; Book of Mormon)

Essentially we are reminded that God has given us agency, and with that agency we can have any desire of our hearts… we alone have the power to choose life or death. We can choose to be good or we can choose to be evil. If we chose to do good and we ask God for the righteous desires of our heart, He will grant them according to His will.

David goes on to speak about those who shall inherit the Earth and those who will have the support of the Lord…

“…those that wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.” (Psalms 37:9)

“…the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” (Psalms 37:11)

“…in the days of famine they shall be satisfied…” (Psalms 37:19)

The meek shall inherit the earth. Who are the meek? To be meek, means to be humble and patient. Those who wait on the Lord and stay humble, will inherit the earth and come out triumphant.

I also read this verse which really stood out to me. It is a good reminder of living within your means and not borrowing more than you can pay for. After all if WE borrow WE must pay it back!

“The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth” (Psalms 37:21)

Chapter 38: Sins are Like a Disease

A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

                David explains the sorrows of his sins; “…there are no rest in my bones because of my sin. For mine iniquities are gone over mine head… they are too heavy for me.” (Psalms 38:3-4)

When we sin, we don’t feel right. David reminds us of the pains and sufferings that come from not following the commandments and sinning.  David says “…I am ready to halt (stop what he is doing)…I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.” (Psalms 38:18)

David tells us of not only the sorrows, but the steps we can take to be free from those sorrows! He explains that he “halted” what he was doing and declared his sins, but not only that… he was sorry for doing them. David had truly repented.