Tagged: David

David A man after God's Heart 0

David A Man After God’s Heart

After finishing my book “David’s Faith,” I wondered what made him a “man after God’s own heart.” After all, there were other kings in Israel who were righteous and Godly beside David. David is no hero of my friend, Verna. She sees him only as a failure — both as a father and husband. He had several wives at one time and his children were a grief to him, partly because of his absence of decent parenting skills. Her deep dislike of David made me think and wonder just why he was a man after God’s heart. Then, I believe,...

Questions and Answers on Psalm 119 0

Psalm 119 Questions and Answers

Psalm 119 Questions and Answers Psalms 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible with 176 verses. The author is unknown but many Bible scholars think it is a psalm of David. It seems that this psalm was written over a period of time because there is not  a definite flow of thought. The Psalm is a type of acrostic based on the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. Each section of Psalm 119 contains 8 verses. Each  section corresponds to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Scripture is mentions in every verse in some context except for verse 122....

Questions and Answers on Psalms 120-150 0

Psalm 120-150 Questions and Answers

Psalms 120-150 Questions and Answers Psalms 120-150 finish the book of Psalms. The last five chapters of Psalms are songs of praise to the LORD – Jehovah. In Psalm 120 is the person not doing what God wants them to do? No, I think that this psalm refers to a righteous person suffering persecution. In Psalm 121 people are doing want right with God. This is a song of degrees that simply praising that He was their protection and help. Was David in Psalm 122 thanking God? Yes, he was. This was a psalm written especially for eager travelers who...

Questions and Answers on Psalms 96-118 0

Psalms 96-118 Questions and Answers

Psalms 96-118 Questions and Answers Psalms 96-118 include some of the psalms of David and the others by unknown author(s) which are both prayers and praises to God. Psalm 98 is almost the same as Psalm 97. Yes, they are similar but still different. Perhaps they are by the same writer, written at similar times. According to Psalm 100 is it wrong NOT to sing in church? We are commanded to sing to God. In the New Testament we are commanded in Ephesians 5: 9 and Colossians 3:16 to sing to the Lord. Who was praying in Psalm 102? I...

Q & A on Psalms 70-95 0

Psalms 70-95 Questions and Answers

Psalms 70-95 Questions and Answers Psalms 70-95 continue the questions and answers on the book of Psalms – prayers and praises to God. Why did David say that he was poor and needy? David realized that all they he had was from God. Maybe when he wrote this Psalm he was in the wilderness running for his life from Saul and had next to nothing. Even as king he realized that he had nothing, all that he had was from God and therefore he in himself was both poor and needy. What does it mean “He took me out of...

Questions and Answers on Psalms 56-69 0

Psalms 56-69 Questions and Answers

Psalms 56-69 Questions and Answers Psalms 56-69 continue with questions and answers on the book of psalms – prayers and praises to God. What do they mean “they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies” in Psalm 58:3? People are wicked from their birth. What did does it mean “they make a noise like a dog” in Psalm 59:6? This is a derogatory statement as the psalmist is comparing the wicked men to dogs. What does it mean in Psalm 59:7 “swords are on their lips”? Their words are very cutting, like swords. Who is Shechem? In...

Questions and Answers on Psalm 41-55 0

Psalms 41-55 Questions and Answers

Psalms 41-55 Questions and Answers Psalms 41-55 continues with the study on the songbook of the Jewish people. The book of Psalms provides some interesting tidbits of information that are worthy of examination. Who is Korah? He was the author of 11 of the Psalms. Most of the psalms attributed to Korah express gratitude, humility and devotion to a wonderful powerful God. Who are Hermonites? Mount Hermon had three summits. The Hermonites were the people who lived there. Could this be a reference to the fallen angels? Some Bible scholars say that Mt. Hermon was there the fallen angels come...

Questions and Answers on Psalms 1-12 0

Psalms 1-12 Questions and Answers

Psalms 1-12 – Questions and Answers Psalms 1-12 begins the second longest book of the Bible which has 150 chapters. The book of Psalms was written over a span of roughly 700 years by about 7 different authors but David wrote 73 of the Psalms. Psalms was the “songbook” of the Jews. What does “chaff” mean? The husk from a stalk of corn or wheat. This is the waste part of the grain, not good for anything. Are they saying the ungodly should not judge people in Psalms 1:5? It isn’t necessarily saying that the ungodly people should not be...

Questions and Answers on 1 Chronicles 16-29 0

1 Chronicles 16 – 29 Questions and Answers

1 Chronicles 16-29 Questions and Answers What is a “good piece of flesh”? This was a generous portion of meat. What is a sheepcote? A sheepcote is a shelter for sheep. Is a garrison a fort? Yes, this is a military camp or base. The word “garrison” could also refer to the men who are camped there. What is a scribe? A scribe is a person who copied documents. They were also record keeper. Are the Syrians back then the same as they are today? Yes, I am sure that they did not change very much. Why did Satan cause...

Questions and Answers on 2 Chronicles 1-9 0

2 Chronicles 1-9 Questions and Answers

2 Chronicles 1-9 Questions and Answers What does it mean 2 Chronicles 1-9 “for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.”? The people, the children of Israel were so many that Solomon compared them to the grains of dust that compose the earth. Do they today have burnt offerings in the morning and evening on the Sabbaths? Only a few and very devout modern day Jews practice animal sacrifices today. So the answer to your question is “no”. What is kind of tree is algum? I don’t know for sure but...