Day Forty – Songs For The Sons of Korah

The Scripture reading for today is Psalms 42 – 55.

Psalms 42 – 49 are titled as a song for the sons of Korah; with the exception of Psalm 43. My personal thought on that Psalm is that it is probably included as a song for the sons of Korah.

In Numbers 16 while Israel was wandering in the wilderness there were three men who led a rebellion against Moses and Aaron and because of this Moses called for the others to choose whom they were with. Korah, Dathan, and Abiran stood against God, Moses, and Aaron. Because of this God opened the ground, and swallowed up the whole company of them, alive.

2 Chronicles 20:19 “And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud voice on high.” These are the sons of Korah who were not part of the uprising. These are the one’s for whom the songs are sung.

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.” Psalm 42:5

“Arise for our help, and redeem us for Thy mercies’ sake.” Psalm 44:26

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1

“God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.” Psalm 46:5

I will not write any further comments on the remaining verses in the reading this morning.  I do post them for your perusal and encouragement.

The Lord has given His help to all who will call on His name.  The name that we need to call on is the person of His Son Jesus Christ who died on the cross for the sins of the world, was buried carrying all the guilt and condemnation of sin away, and His bodily resurrection which justifies us forever.  Now that is the help we all need today.


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