With special order and completeness, acrostic Psalms: help open and close the Psalms

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    With special order and completeness, acrostic Psalms help open and close the Psalter
    Psalms 9-10. 25. 34, 37 four sets in book 1
    Psalms 111-112, 119, 145 three sets in book 5

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    Seven sets of skillfully written acrostic Psalms
    all in the opening and closing books of the Psalter

    Seven lines of thought put forth with this special emphasis
    Lessons of import made easier to learn, with metronome syllabary
    to help one keep these things in mind

    Psalms opening
    The blessed man will wrap book one, beginning and ending
    Acrostic themed songs keep certain ideas in the forefront:
    1- ...ABC... triumph over persecution, external evil, twin acrostics open
    2-...DEFG... forgiveness of evil in me, internal evil
    3-...HIJK... God's goodness is so good you can taste it even in interesting times
    4- ...LMNO.... the meek will inherit the earth; an honor for the blessed man ending

    Many other themes rise
    some playing off these with melody and counter melodies

    Acrostic themed songs keep certain ideas in the forefront:
    5- . PQRS...the blessed God and the blessed man in union as twin acrostics open
    The blessed man will wrap book one, beginning and ending of deliverance songs
    6- ...TUVW...walking with the blessed man in the longest of Psalms
    7- ...XYZ.... I will bless God and all Flesh will bless God David sings at his last; an honor for the blessed God ending
    Psalms closing


    Seven lines of thought put forth with this special emphasis
    Lessons of import made easier to learn, with metronome syllabary
    to help one keep these things in mind

    Opening book of Psalms has 5 acrostic Psalms
    Book 1: Psalms 9 -10 (one set) , 25, 34, 37
    four sets
    All Psalms of David's

    God's glory surpasses the stars but uses sounds from the mouths of babes for his glory because of His enemies in Psalm 8
    A to Z There will be victory over the wicked, even if it doesn't appear so yet , twins psalms speak of enemy defeat in Psalms 9 and 10
    A to Z God is completely trustworthy in forgiving my guilt for his name's sake and saving me from troubles, Psalm 25
    A to Z God is Good even in apparently chaotic stressful times, like when David had to fake being crazy - Psalm 34
    A to Z The meek will inherit the earth, Psalm 37

    The last in the set ends on the most strongly victorious note


    Seven lines of thought put forth with this special emphasis
    Lessons of import made easier to learn, with metronome syllabary
    to help one keep these things in mind

    The blessed man introduced, opposed, humbled and exalted in Psalms 1 through 8
    In Psalm 8 God is glorified by the light coming out of stars and the sounds coming out of babies' mouths because of God's enemies
    Psalms that follow 9 and 10 are twins
    and regard the defeat of those enemies
    victory over evil

    David sings of victory of the wicked in the oddly titled ‘death of a son’ - muftalaben Psalm 9
    David runs his course singing in a celebration of victory,
    The righteous will prevail over the wicked
    Singing in acrostic form through the psalm
    David runs past the first selah, then second selah
    and at the last selah abruptly runs out of track…. Psalm ends
    David’s road has ended and leaps as it were to the next Psalm and continues.

    The triumph over evil is here and not yet
    Making certain the listener doesn't hear a song of 'over realized eschatology',
    David sings another to make that clear

    Psalm 10 untitled, yet similar in theme to the road he ran on,
    Following a final and abrupt selah in Psalm 9,
    David continues his acrostic race in Psalm 10, a road similar but different
    No longer a celebration of victory over the wicked..
    Now a lament. that the wicked at times have apparent victory
    Apparent victory at times, but not final and this will pass
    He prays for mercy
    Not decisive and as he prepared to break the tape in his run
    David ends singing of ultimate and decisive victory
    And in Jesus there is victory in 'the death of a son' which is both here and not yet

    Even the breaks from the order of acrostics may have meaning
    In the next Psalm a cray of 'My God!' stands our breaking the typical acrostic order
    The other few breaks may remind the hearer of the Psalmists breaking God's lays

    In Psalm 25
    David sings a psalm of encouragement to others of his complete trust regarding forgiveness, redemption and deliverance
    First person and thorough and ordered as a chiasm acrostiic
    leading up to and down from the center verse
    He completely trusts in a God who is completely trustworthy
    even for his guilt and shame
    even for his distress and opposition
    Even in the imperfections breaking the acrostic pattern
    special emphasis on cries to God for forgiveness and redemption from falling short
    as if the breads in the acrostic pattern represent his transgressions somehow

    An appeal for mercy for the best of all reasons,
    At the center is the central cry.... 'For Your name’s sake, O LORD, pardon my iniquity, for it is great. '
    A celebration of the God who leads sinners in the way

    Broad promises. Broad claims heaped on.
    No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame,
    All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
    Future generations shall inherit the earth, a promise that will return more expansively in acrostic Psalm 37
    Having begun and mostly sung in first person
    David’s song reaches and expands to include others at times and especially at the end
    May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, LORD, is in you.
    Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!


    In Psalm 34 David sings a song from an unusual time
    Acrostically, to emphasize order in an apparently disordered situation
    God is close to the brokenhearted
    and even in the midsted of stress taste and see that the Lord is good
    Chaotic it may feel to be on the run from Saul, the Lord real and not pretend annointed
    Stranger than fiction to work for the philistines
    Now pressed to a point of crisis, David saves himself pretending to be crazy, drools on his beard
    And looking back sings ‘taste and see that the Lord is good’
    Even in this there is order
    Even in this the Lord is good
    Learn from it children
    And as the tongue is for taste and discernment
    It is discerning to keep your tongue from evil
    And your lips from speaking lies
    Ordered even in apparent chaos.
    The Lord is good through it all
    And lessons to be had

    In Psalm 37, a declaration of dependent confident
    Even in the face of opposition there is confidence
    The meek shall inherit the earth
    Those who wait on the lord
    Will inherit the land
    The meek shall inherit the earth
    The dependence is complete and acrostic

    The meek shall inherit the earth in Ps 37
    In Psalm 38, the meek plead with God for things of mercies for themselves
    and not anger

    The blessed man, becomes poor for us and betrayed in Psalms 40 and 41
    the blessed man closing, and wrapping Book 1

    Book 1
    David’s first book of Psalms has opened
    Man and his place in creation
    The opening and closing of the book wrapped in psalms about the blessed man
    Genesis


    Book 5
    The last book of Psalms opens
    coming home
    entering the promised land
    Deuteronomy
    Acrostics return
    Closing book of Psalms has 4 more acrostic Psalms
    Book 5: Psalms 111 - 112, 119 (authors anonymous) and 145 (final Psalm of David)
    three sets


    In Psalm 109 the Lord is at the right hand of the poor
    In Psalm 110 the Lord is at the right hand of God
    Now twins sing of the Lord who said to my Lord to sit at his right hand in side by side Psalms
    A to Z The Blessed God is tethered to the Blessed man, A to Z , Psalms 111 and 112
    The psalms of celebration of exodus victory, Psalms 113 through 118,
    in between acrostic Psalms of the Blessed man
    A to Z We are invited to walk in covenant with the blessed man, Psalms 119
    A to Z The time will come when all flesh will bless God, Psalm 145

    The last in the set ends on the most strongly victorious note

    Psalms 111 and 112 are side by side twins
    Parallel acrostics, same length, different subjects and interlinked
    The blessed God and blessed man tied together somehow

    Acrostic Songs of the blessed man stand on each side of the songs of Exodus deliverance celebration, the Hallal Psalms.
    On one end, acrostic Psalms 111 and 112,
    Psalm 111 about the blessed God
    Psalm 112 about the blessed man
    each running the gamit of all letters acrostic and complete,
    tethered together by a phrase unique only to each other in the Psalms
    " his righteousness endures forever." once in Psalm 111 about the blessed God
    " his righteousness endures forever." twice in Psalm 112 about the blessed man
    almost as if given a double portion of Elijah's Spirit
    six other things enduring forever mentioned across the Blessed God and Blessed man
    His righteousness sung in 111 thrice emphasized in 112
    His charity in 111 thrice emphasized in 112
    His desires met, to the wicked's chagrin sung in 111 thrice emphasized in 112
    The righteousness, mercy and successfulness of God displayed with great clarity in the blessed man
    on the other end of the Hallal Psalms 113-118 is acrostic Psalm 119
    112 expounding the blessed man as if from A to Z
    119 the more expansive on the other
    and 112 applied to Jesus in Corinthians, who is the blessed man from A to Z

    The Hallal songs of Passover,
    exodus celebration in between
    wrapped in anonymously authored acrostic psalms concerning the blessed man

    Psalm 119
    Longest chapter in the Bible:
    Longest acrostic in the Bible
    A relentless first person reception of God’s word
    A relentless first person prayer to God for help keeping God’s word
    An unfolding of God acting in a believer's life
    Affliction and delight meet in an unexpected way
    Psalm 1 has helped open the book of Psalms and now comes back expansively
    As the psalms begin to close

    Strongest acrostic psalms of victory side by side:
    The meek shall inherit the earth in Psalm 37
    All flesh shall bless God in Psalm 145

    David sings his final song as an acrostic
    All your works from A to Z will bless you
    All the alls, underscored by the complete letter traversal
    You, God, are my King
    Yes, kings may sing to you
    But you, God are my King
    And this is what they will sing about
    Your great acts
    Your righteousness
    Your goodness
    Your tender mercies
    How you help those who fall
    How you open eyes
    How your kingdom endures
    I will bless you
    Your saints will bless you
    You open your hand
    You satisfy every living thing
    You are near to all who call on you
    You are near to all who call on you, in truth
    There is a way to call on God in truth and no
    Yes, kings will sing, indeed all flesh will join in.
    Wicked gone.
    All flesh will bless you
    All flesh will bless your holy name
    All flesh from A to Z, acrostic done
    God has been completely blessed by his creation, from A to Z
    Forever

    The books have opened
    Acrostics have helped open
    With special order and completeness
    With special skill and fulness
    Acrostics have helped close

    The last acrostic ends
    and then five Psalms of praise
    One for each book in Psalms

    Seven lines of thought put forth with this special emphasis
    Lessons of import made easier to learn, with metronome syllabary
    to help one keep these things in mind
     
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