Tehillim / Psalms 138, ספר תהילים קלח, Part 1, New Life through the Messiah


In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 138:1-8, the psalm opens א לְדָוִד | אוֹדְךָ בְכָל-לִבִּי נֶגֶד אֱלֹהִים אֲזַמְּרֶךָּ: ב אֶשְׁתַּחֲוֶה אֶל-הֵיכַל קָדְשְׁךָ וְאוֹדֶה אֶת-שְׁמֶךָ עַל-חַסְדְּךָ וְעַל-אֲמִתֶּךָ כִּי-הִגְדַּלְתָּ עַל-כָּל-שִׁמְךָ אִמְרָתֶךָ: 138:1 I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. 138:2 I will bow down toward Your holy temple And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name. (NASB) We praise the Lord for all that He has done in keeping His words and His promises. The Psalmist continues saying, ג בְּיוֹם קָרָאתִי וַתַּעֲנֵנִי תַּרְהִבֵנִי בְנַפְשִׁי עֹז: ד יוֹדוּךָ יְהֹוָה כָּל-מַלְכֵי-אָרֶץ כִּי שָׁמְעוּ אִמְרֵי-פִיךָ: ה וְיָשִׁירוּ בְּדַרְכֵי יְהֹוָה כִּי גָדוֹל כְּבוֹד יְהֹוָה: 138:3 On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul. 138:4 All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O Lord, When they have heard the words of Your mouth. 138:5 And they will sing of the ways of the Lord, For great is the glory of the Lord. (NASB) It is interesting how the nations who do not have concern for the Word of the Lord, the Psalmist states they will give thanks when hearing His word.  Read more here: Tehillim 138-Part1