Bible Reading for JUL03: Psalms 108-113

JULY 3

Psalm 108 seems to be one of David’s battle songs. It is
almost identical with parts of Psalms 57 and 60.

Psalm 109 deals with vengeance on God’s adversaries. It is
another of the Imprecatory Psalms.

Psalm 110 can only refer to Jesus Christ. It was written
1,000 years before Christ, and parts of it are quoted in the New
Testament (Matthew 22:44; Acts 2:34; Hebrews 1:13 and 5:6). This
Psalm affirms the deity of Christ, thus answering those who denounce
the full meaning of His New Testament title of Lord. It also
announces the eternal Priesthood of the Messiah and looks forward to
the time when Christ shall appear and rule in the midst of His
enemies.

Psalms 111–113 are Psalms of great praise. In Psalm 111 the
Lord’s work of redemption is praised; in Psalm 112 the righteous are
rewarded by the King Priest on His throne; and in Psalm 113 the Lord
is praised for what He is (verses 1-6) and for what He does (verses
7-9). This Psalm was probably sung by families at the beginning of
the meal on the night of the Passover. It might have been sung by
Jesus and His disciples at the Last Supper. It is sometimes called
the Hallel Psalm–meaning praise.

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