On this eighth day of Deuteronomy chapter 28 we are releasing Psalms chapter 1 as a podcast. The book of Psalms is a collection of spiritual songs. 1st Chronicles 16:9 “Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.” The majority of Psalms was written by king David to thank the Heavenly Father for being there in the times of his troubles. In like fashion our ancestors sang spiritual songs to get relief from their hard bondage; those songs are called Negro Spirituals. When listening to these songs there is no doubt that the slaves understood the connection they had to the children of Israel. Remember a few days ago, with the movie Amistad it was shown that the slaves sang the name of God in Hebrew. An example of a famous Negro Spiritual song that contains Hebrew that was sung by slaves is “Kum Ba Yah, my Lord”.
Psalms 3:7 “Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.” Kum Ba Yah has a similar meaning as what David said “Arise, O LORD”; it actually means rise in Yah!
We are told slavery is not a factor in today’s society. But in the hearts of our people that is not true, especially when they do not know why it occurred. This Psalm echoes the agreement the most High made with us in Deuteronomy 28. Stating, we will blessed if we obey his law and cursed if we are wicked. Therefore we must learn to delight in the laws of God and not entertain sinners. Otherwise remaining in our wickedness will cause us to never flourish. This fundamental we must uphold and not overlook by sitting among congregations that are ungodly.
To read along while you listen visit the following link: http://12tribes.net/bible/psa001/ Shalam!