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The psalms of the Old Testament can be divided into a number of different categories. In this series we are going to look at some of the psalms that have been categorised as wisdom psalms. They truly contain wisdom for life. They address issues like the importance of good friends and what to do when evil people seem to prosper.

Part 1: How to be Happy

by Tom Ward January 13, 2019 6:30pm

Psalm 1

Everybody wants happiness but how do we get it? Psalm 1 points as to two specific ways.

Part 2: Love that Reaches to the Heavens

by Chris Mellor January 20, 2019 6:30pm

Psalm 36

Those who leave God out of their lives face ruin, but those who throw themselves on the love of God are truly blessed. In this psalm David paints an incredible picture of the nature of God’s love.

Part 3: Do Not Fret When Evil Men Succeed

by Eddy Inglis January 27, 2019 6:30pm

Psalm 37

Being a Christian is tough. It is easy to envy the wicked when they succeed in their ways. King David gives four pieces of precious advice: 1) Do not fret, 2) Trust in the Lord and do good, 3) Delight yourself in the Lord and 4) Wait! The future tense features heavily in this psalm because the journey can be a real burden but the destination is sure.

Part 4: There is a Redeemer

by Chick Yuill February 3, 2019 6:30pm

Psalm 49

Psalm 49 is a deep well of wisdom on the brevity of life, the lure of riches, and the frailty of humanity. But above everything else the Psalmist takes us to the One who alone can be our Redeemer.

Part 5: Do Not Envy the Wicked

by Dave King February 10, 2019 6:30pm

Psalm 73

Here in psalm 73 we see three very helpful steps so we do not envy the wicked but choose to stay close to God. In staying close we will see and then speaking out His deeds. These steps are: 1) Choose to keep near to God, 2) Keeping him as our refuge, 3) Telling of all his deeds