Tehillim / Psalms 121, ספר תהילים קכא, Part 1, Love and the Emotionally Unavailable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_CvoD_TqHw&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 121:1-8, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר לַמַּעֲלוֹת אֶשָּׂא עֵינַי אֶל-הֶהָרִים מֵאַיִן יָבֹא עֶזְרִי: 121:1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From whence shall my help come? (NASB) Is the Psalmist asking a rhetorical question? Why does he look to the mountains? Is it because of the high...

Tehillim / Psalms 120, ספר תהילים קכ, Part 2, There is always the opportunity for Repentance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds951szW2-w&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 120:1-7, the psalm opens א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת אֶל-יְהֹוָה בַּצָּרָתָה לִּי קָרָאתִי וַיַּעֲנֵנִי: 120:1 In my trouble I cried to the Lord, And He answered me. (NASB) How often have you prayed and you know without a doubt that the Lord had answered your prayer? The prayer David ask of the...

Tehillim / Psalms 120, ספר תהילים קכ, Part 1, There is always the opportunity for Repentance

https://youtu.be/2yiubgPp6fc In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 120:1-7, the psalm opens א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת אֶל-יְהֹוָה בַּצָּרָתָה לִּי קָרָאתִי וַיַּעֲנֵנִי: 120:1 In my trouble I cried to the Lord, And He answered me. (NASB) How often have you prayed and you know without a doubt that the Lord had answered your prayer? The prayer David ask of the Lord...

Tehillim / Psalms 119, ספר תהילים קיט, Part 6, Do We Believe in Something that is Contrary to Scripture?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep9NltGmVDc&feature=youtu.be John wrote of salvation in his epistle in the following way: 1 John 5:10-12 5:10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. 5:11 And the testimony...

Tehillim / Psalms 119, ספר תהילים קיט, Part 5, Do We Believe in Something that is Contrary to Scripture?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzYE0iHf1m0&feature=youtu.be Notice how David speaks of those who have broken the word of the Lord, and then he states his love for God’s commands and hating every false way. This is the testimony of God in our life, to love His ways, to walk in His ways, and to abhor sin in our lives. In the Messiah Yeshua, we are...

Tehillim / Psalms 119, ספר תהילים קיט, Part 4, Do We Believe in Something that is Contrary to Scripture?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl-Pob21fvw&feature=youtu.be The Torah is God’s instruction on how those who place their faith and trust in Him, either Jew or Gentile, are to live so that all will be well with him (Devarim / Deuteronomy 4:40). The Torah says (Shemot / Exodus 12:48-49, Vayikra / Leviticus 24:22, Isaiah 56) that God’s instructions are not just for the Jewish people. The...

Tehillim / Psalms 119, ספר תהילים קיט, Part 3, Do We Believe in Something that is Contrary to Scripture?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojEpgElAjcg&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 119:1-176, the Word (כִּדְבָרֶךָ) is used 23 times and is a reference to the spoken word of God to His people. This word is derived from the verb “to say” and has the nuance of of the promises of God for His people. The word Faithfulness (אֱמוּנָתֶךָ) is cited in Tehillim...

Tehillim / Psalms 119, ספר תהילים קיט, Part 2, Do We Believe in Something that is Contrary to Scripture?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxoXXhD66nI&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 119:1-176. Tehillim / Psalm 119 shows us that the Word of God should take top priority in our lives and the importance of praise. Looking at the Masoretic Text, Tehillim / Psalm 119 is divided in the sections based upon the 22 letters in the Hebrew alef-bet. The first eight verses...

Tehillim / Psalms 119, ספר תהילים קיט, Part 1, Do You Believe in Something that is Contrary to Scripture?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1-ceDnsTis&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 119:1-176. Tehillim / Psalm 119 shows us that the Word of God should take top priority in our lives and the importance of praise.  Looking at the Masoretic Text, Tehillim / Psalm 119 is divided in the sections based upon the 22 letters in the Hebrew alef-bet.  The first eight verses...

Tehillim / Psalms 118, ספר תהילים קיח, Part 2, Walking in the Mercy of God

https://youtu.be/VdIqQNZXdFU In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 118:1-29, the psalm opens saying, א הוֹדוּ לַיהֹוָה כִּי-טוֹב כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: ב יֹאמַר-נָא יִשְֹרָאֵל כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: 118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 118:2 Oh let Israel say, ‘His lovingkindness is everlasting.’ (NASB) The psalmist calls out to the people...

Tehillim / Psalms 118, ספר תהילים קיח, Part 1, Walking in the Mercy of God

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpGas21NeKU&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 118:1-29, the psalm opens saying, א   הוֹדוּ לַיהֹוָה כִּי-טוֹב כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ: ב   יֹאמַר-נָא יִשְֹרָאֵל כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ:  118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. 118:2 Oh let Israel say, ‘His lovingkindness is everlasting.’ (NASB)  The psalmist calls out to the people to...

Tehillim / Psalms 117, ספר תהילים קיז, Part 1 and 2, Praise the Lord all You Nations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo7D6hQ4gvY&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 117:1-2, the psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּ אֶת-יְהֹוָה כָּל-גּוֹיִם שַׁבְּחוּהוּ כָּל-הָאֻמִּים: 117:1 Praise the Lord, all nations; Laud Him, all peoples! (NASB) David writes in his psalm for the nations to praise the Lord God of Israel. Sforno on Bereshit / Genesis 14:20 Part 1 wrote saying, וברוך אל עליון, this...

Tehillim / Psalms 116, ספר תהילים קטז, Part 1, The Voice of Prayer and the Presence of God

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 116:1-19, the psalm opens saying, א אָהַבְתִּי כִּי-יִשְׁמַע | יְהֹוָה אֶת-קוֹלִי תַּחֲנוּנָי: ב כִּי-הִטָּה אָזְנוֹ לִי וּבְיָמַי אֶקְרָא: 116:1 I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications. 116:2 Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as...

Tehillim / Psalms 115, ספר תהילים קטו, You will become the Idol you set up in your heart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-ZUmeL6bhk&feature=youtu.be In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 115:1-18, the psalm opens saying, א לֹא לָנוּ יְהֹוָה לֹא לָנוּ כִּי לְשִׁמְךָ תֵּן כָּבוֹד עַל-חַסְדְּךָ עַל-אֲמִתֶּךָ: 115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth. (NASB) The Psalmist is ascribing greatness and glory to the...

Tehillim / Psalms 114, ספר תהילים קיד, Do not be a People of Strange Language

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 114:1-8, the psalm opens saying, א בְּצֵאת יִשְֹרָאֵל מִמִּצְרָיִם בֵּית יַעֲקֹב מֵעַם לֹעֵז: 114:1 When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language (NASB) Israel being taken out of Egypt is described as being taken from a people of strange language. What...

Tehillim / Psalms 114, ספר תהילים קיד, Do not be a People of Strange Language

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 114:1-8, the psalm opens saying, א   בְּצֵאת יִשְֹרָאֵל מִמִּצְרָיִם בֵּית יַעֲקֹב מֵעַם לֹעֵז:  114:1 When Israel went forth from Egypt, The house of Jacob from a people of strange language (NASB)  Israel being taken out of Egypt is described as being taken from a people of strange language.  What does it...

Tehillim / Psalms 113, ספר תהילים קיג, Part 2, The Lord Raises Us up to be Leaders

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 113:1-9, the Psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | הַלְלוּ עַבְדֵי יְהֹוָה הַלְלוּ אֶת-שֵׁם יְהֹוָה: 113:1 Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord. (NASB) How many reasons can you think of to praise the Lord as the Psalm opens calling us to do?...

Tehillim / Psalms 113, ספר תהילים קיג, Part 1, The Lord Raises Us up to be Leaders

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 113:1-9, the Psalm opens saying, א   הַלְלוּיָהּ | הַלְלוּ עַבְדֵי יְהֹוָה הַלְלוּ אֶת-שֵׁם יְהֹוָה:  113:1 Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord. (NASB)  How many reasons can you think of to praise the Lord as the Psalm opens calling us to do?  How...

Tehillim / Psalms 112, ספר תהילים קיב, Part 2, Tzedakah, Morality, Ethics, and Justice according to the Psalms

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 112:1-10, the Psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | אַשְׁרֵי-אִישׁ יָרֵא אֶת- יְהוָֹה בְּמִצְוֹתָיו חָפֵץ מְאדֹ: 112:1 Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments. (NASB) The Psalmist speaks of the one who delights in the commandments of God. Modern theologies...

Tehillim / Psalms 112, ספר תהילים קיב, Part 1, Tzedakah, Morality, Ethics, and Justice according to the Psalms

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 112:1-10, the Psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | אַשְׁרֵי-אִישׁ יָרֵא אֶת- יְהוָֹה בְּמִצְוֹתָיו חָפֵץ מְאדֹ: 112:1 Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments. (NASB) The Psalmist speaks of the one who delights in the commandments of God. Modern theologies teach...

Tehillim / Psalms 111, ספר תהילים קיא, Part 2, Paul’s Argument for Gentile Inclusion

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 111:1-10, the Psalm opens saying, א הַלְלוּיָהּ | אוֹדֶה יְהֹוָה בְּכָל-לֵבָב בְּסוֹד יְשָׁרִים וְעֵדָה: 111:1 Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly. (NASB) How joyful and significant is dwelling in the company of...

Tehillim / Psalms 111, ספר תהילים קיא, Part 1, Paul’s Argument for Gentile Inclusion

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 111:1-10, the Psalm opens saying, א   הַלְלוּיָהּ | אוֹדֶה יְהֹוָה בְּכָל-לֵבָב בְּסוֹד יְשָׁרִים וְעֵדָה:   111:1 Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly. (NASB)  How joyful and significant is dwelling in the company of the...

Tehillim / Psalms 110, ספר תהילים קי, Part 2, The Lord said to My Lord, Sit at My Right Hand

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 110:1-7, the Psalm opens saying, א לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר נְאֻם יְהֹוָה | לַאדֹנִי שֵׁב לִימִינִי עַד-אָשִׁית אֹיְבֶיךָ הֲדֹם לְרַגְלֶיךָ: 110:1 The Lord says to my Lord: ‘Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.’ (NASB) The phrase “The Lord said to my Lord” (נְאֻם...

Tehillim / Psalms 110, ספר תהילים קי, Part 1, The Lord said to My Lord, Sit at My Right Hand

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 110:1-7, the Psalm opens saying, א   לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר נְאֻם יְהֹוָה | לַאדֹנִי שֵׁב לִימִינִי עַד-אָשִׁית אֹיְבֶיךָ הֲדֹם לְרַגְלֶיךָ:  110:1 The Lord says to my Lord: ‘Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.’ (NASB)  The phrase “The Lord said to my Lord” (נְאֻם יְהֹוָה...

Tehillim / Psalms 109, ספר תהילים קט, Part 2, The Principle on which the Lord God Rules over this World

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 109:1-31, the Psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר אֱלֹהֵי תְהִלָּתִי אַל-תֶּחֱרַשׁ: ב כִּי פִי רָשָׁע וּפִי-מִרְמָה עָלַי פָּתָחוּ דִּבְּרוּ אִתִּי לְשׁוֹן שָׁקֶר: 109:1 O God of my praise, Do not be silent! 109:2 For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me; They have spoken against me...

Tehillim / Psalms 109, ספר תהילים קט, Part 1, The Principle on which the Lord God Rules over this World

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 108:1-13, the iniquity of the person David is speaking of was so great, David speaks of their memory being cut off forever (109:15), and the reason being, he persecuted the needy (109:16), even putting them to death.  He loved cursing, (109:17) he did not delight in blessing, in fact, he clothed...

Tehillim / Psalms 108, ספר תהילים קח, Part 2, Awake Oh Slumberer

In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 108:1-13, the Psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד: ב נָכוֹן לִבִּי אֱלֹהִים אָשִׁירָה וַאֲזַמְּרָה אַף-כְּבוֹדִי: A song. A psalm of David. 108:1 My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul. (NASB) What does David mean that he will sing...

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