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19th Book of the Bible
Original Language: Hebrew
Author: King David (73 of 150)
... the shepherd boy whom GOD chose to be the King of Israel. In His youth he stood in faith in battle against a full grown warrior, Goliath, who was over nine feet tall and weigh hundreds of pounds in full armour. David was the son of Jesse. While still in his youth, GOD commanded Samuel, the prophet, to annoint David as the future King of Israel, much to the rejection of Saul the present King. Saul persecuted David until he was destroy by his own hatred. David was annointed King. Though David fell into tremendous transgression which included adultery and murder, he repented and that repentance, as illustrated by his writing of Psalm 51, a confession of sin, serves as an example to all people of faith of the correct action to take when one falls into sin.

Almighty GOD forgave David and later said of him when chastising Solomon, his son;

1 King 14:8
And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes;

    This indicates the full forgiveness which GOD imparts to those who have faith in Him... and repent.

Other Authors:

  • Moses Psalm 90
  • Asaph Psalm 50, 73-83
  • Solomon Psalm 72, 127
  • Heman Psalm 88
  • Ethan Psalm 89
  • "The Son's of Korah" 12 Psalms

This 19th book in the Bible, consist of the hymns or songs (psalms) sung by the congregation of Israel during it's first reign as a nation. While they are songs that were sung, they are absolutely GOD's inspired word as described in 2 Peter 1:21. As we read Psalm 22 written hundreds of years before the coming of Messiah Yeshua, we read a detailed account of His cruci- fiction. The first Psalm teaches of the character of wise men, their reward, and the doom of the ungoldy. Psalm 103 teaches of the totality of the forgiveness of GOD, [ver 11], and verse 1 of that Psalm is a leading song sung in many churches today. Psalm 139 teaches that GOD knows us completely, even from our mother's womb.

   And interesting thought here is that David, during many of the years of his youth, served as a shepherd and knew the exact meaning of that word. God was all these things, protection, care, nurishment, leadership to David, and to His people today.



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