Psalms Psalms 56-77 Summary
- God's records are extensive and he essentially knows everything. This could get ugly.
- The writer is amidst the lions, but fear not—God's helping him out on this one.
- Total, complete, and utter destruction. We're talking bloodbaths, snakes, snails, and thorns. Who says the Bible has no action?
- God laughs at his enemies. Like Simba, but with the street cred to back it up.
- The writer blames God for a defeat, but then reminds himself that God will surely make things better. No problem.
- This time, the writer prays for himself, his king, and his people. It's kind of like a reminder to God that he has paid his bills every day, but hasn't gotten his electricity yet.
- Class is irrelevant, because God is the ultimate rock upon which to build your house. Like this? Check out Matthew 7:24-27 for more.
- As long as the writer's soul is satisfied by God's love, he has no need of things like water or food. That's love, people.
- The evildoers' plot is undone. Case closed.
- Here, God is the earth's gardener. And yeah, we live in the garden.
- God's power is so awesome, so cool, that the writer is going to set aside his favorite goat and his favorite bull. How do you like them apples?
- The natural world has given the writer a bounty, so he felt like writing a poem for God. And he did.
- God helps the meek in a nice, personal way, and then proceeds to strike down his enemies with fire and brimstone. These differing versions of God here aren't just related—for the writer, they're the same.
- Everyone has turned on the writer, but fear not, God is on his way.
- The writer is confident that God will save him. (In case you didn't get that from the other 149 psalms.)
- God will rise from the depths to save his servant. Translation? The enemies of the writer have no chance.
- The writer prays for the king, his family, and his armies. This king could not be any cooler in the eyes of the writer.
- The writer reflects on the faithlessness of the faithless, and then tells God that his faith is all he needs to survive. What, no chocolate?
- Jerusalem has been destroyed, but the writer reminds himself of all the stories of his people. Rehash time, everyone! Exodus swoops in to save the writer from his misery.
- The writer compares God to a bartender who only serves bad drinks to the evildoers. They're doomed to the drain. Good wine goes a long way here.
- Human emotion is nothing compared to God's. What can an Israelite do but praise God?
- Again we have a dual God: he lives in your house and consoles you when you're afraid of the dark, but he also smites, smites, and…smites. Powerful guy.