Psalm 131 shows us what growing up in Christ looks like: We slowly learn to be humble, content and to have hope in the Lord.
David concludes that we should wake up and praise God because we all have significance to him and so, God's faithful love can not be drowned out in our personal circumstances or in the midst of the Church's contemporary cultural challenges.
In Psalm 52 we see the anguish and righteous anger of David when responding to an event of utter sin and evil: the slaughter of Ahimelech and his house for the help they had given David.
In this Psalm, David preaches what he had practiced when facing distress: Magnify the Lord; Taste and see that the Lord is good; and Fear the Lord.
In this Psalm recounting his capture at the hands of the Philistines, David shows us how to overcome our own fears of the world around us and walk with confidence in God.
David wrote this Psalm at the beginning of his time of testing and persecution at the hand of King Saul and gives great insight into David's experience of waiting and trusting in God's strength and love.
Praise and thanksgiving is a key element in prayer and has many examples in the Bible.
In Christ our human nature has been redeemed, we are restored in fellowship with God, and we have received a calling and purpose. We find everlasting joy in our relationship with the King.
In a time of restlessness and anxiety in the world, the gift of God has come to us in the Lord Jesus, bringing peace and joy.
The covenant promises of God are assured forever. God is always totally and absolutely faithful, even when we don't observe His activity.