Good morning! We are now past the first third of the Psalms, and closing in on halfway through. Today in Psalms 55-61 we see a wide variety of sentiments and dispositions. One of the only things these seven psalms have (largely) in common is a desire to connect the psalm to a time and a place in King David’s life. These honorary superscripts are almost certainly added after the psalm was written, but they’re responding to a universal human desire to recognize events and ourselves as part of a divine story. When a companion betrays (55), the wicked seem to get off scot-free (58), and one wonders if God is asleep (59), it’s reassuring to keep in mind that the story is not finished yet.
With that, and because these psalms are on the longer side, I’m going to get out of the way and let you focus in on the text. Happy reading!
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