The themes of the first two psalms are the Law of Moses (Ps.1) and the Prophets (Ps.2). Psalm 3 arises out of terrible anguish of heart. David’s own son has tried to kill him!
The first three psalms, how good are they!
Job is such a good example of the man in psalm 1. His walking, standing and sitting all showing godly wisdom.
What a good encouragement and conviction this is for us. Not to walk or stand or sit with the wicked, sinners and scoffers.
What though are we to do? Get stuck into God’s word! More, that His word be our delight! Every single day meditating upon it, what the Lord has to say to us today from His word, what He has to teach us about today, little by little, day by day.
The second psalm has such a great clear image of Jesus. “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,” and “Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”
We are to take refuge in Jesus, our rock and our defender. His steadfast love and faithfulness without end.
I reckon psalm 3 is like a perfect warcry for God’s people. God is our glory, and the lifter of our heads! Arise, O LORD! Salvation belongs to the LORD!
So much good important wisdom.
Lord please show us what You would have us know today from Your word, each of us reading today, perhaps different, perhaps the same thing. Guide us as we read Your word together. Amen!