Psalms – The Songbook of Israel
The Key thought: God’s Counsel to Men
The Key thought: The Nation of Israel
III. THE LEVITICAL PSALMS 73 – 89
The Key thought: The Temple Sanctuary
The Key Thought: The Rebellion in the Wilderness
The Key Thought: God’s Word
Men God Used To Pen The Psalms:
Forty Two are anonymous.
DAVID penned 73
ASAPH penned 12
Sons of KORAH penned 11
SOLOMON penned 4
MOSES penned 2
ETHAN penned 1
HEMAN penned 1
EZRA penned 3
JEHOSHAPHAT penned 1
The primary doctrine of the trials is Jacob’s Trouble (Jer. 30:7; Matt. 24:21). A doctrinal key word for the Tribulation or the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is the word SELAH (2 Kings 14:7; Ps. 3:2; 7:5; 9:16-20; 32:4-7; 46:3-11; 47:4; 48:8; Hab. 3:3-13). There are entire psalms about the Great Tribulation (Ps. 79), the Antichrist (Ps. 10, 52, 73, 109), the workers of iniquity (Ps. 14,53), God’s protection through the Tribulation (Psalm 23), and the millennial reign of the Lord Jesus (Ps. 76, 95-100). The longest Psalm with 176 verses focuses upon the written words of God (Ps. 119).
There are several musical terms used in the Psalms:
Refers to the music of stringed instruments
Conveys the idea of the musical octave
Suggests a wild, exuberant praise
Means wine presses and gives reference to vintage hymns.
Means instruction or teaching
This is the name of the chief singer among the Levites.
His name means “praising.”
Means to pause and meditate how this passage will be fulfilled in the Millennium.
Selah warns of Jacob’s Trouble, but the historical context is 2 Samuel 15-16.
Selah Petra will be the hiding place for the Jews during the Tribulation (Isaiah 16:1-4; Matthew 24:15-26; Revelation 12:6, 14).
Ps. 22 – The Crucifixion Psalm
Ps. 23 – The Shepherd’s Psalm
Ps. 24 – The Glorious King of the Millennium