The Book of Psalm is one of my favorite books of the bible. It is written in a poetic format which really makes you helps you make a connection with the emotion of the author.

Similar to the book of Proverbs, the book of Psalm offers valuable life lessons that you and I can use daily.

Hereunder are 12 practical life lessons that you and I can learn from the Book of Psalm:

The Need of Relying on God

Psalm 127 v 1
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

The Word of God as Counsel

Psalm 1 v 1
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, not standeth in the way of sinners, not sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Psalm 119 v 24
Thy testimonies also are my delight, and my counselors.

Psalm 119 v 98-104
Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.

I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

I have refrained my feet from evil way, that I might keep thy word.

I have not departed from thy judgements: for thou hast taught me.

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth.

Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

Psalm 119 v 105
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119 v 133
Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Psalm 119 v 140
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

Psalm 119 v 152
Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them forever.

Psalm 119 v 162
I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

Psalm 119 v 165
Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

The Source of our Strength

Psalm 18 v 2
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Psalm 18 v 32
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

Psalm 28 v 7
The Lord is my strength and my shield: my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Psalm 37 v 39
But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

Psalm 118 v 14
The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

The Importance of Fearing the Lord

Psalm 25 v 12
What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

Psalm 25 v 14
The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him: and he will show them his covenant.

Psalm 31 v 19
Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee: which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!

Psalm 111 v 10
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever.

Psalm 118 v 6
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Psalm 145 v 19
He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

Psalm 147 v 11
The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, on those that hope in his mercy.

To Consider the Poor

Psalm 41 v 1-3
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the time of trouble.

The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.

The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

The Benefit of Meekness

Psalm 22 v 26
The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him: your heart shall live forever.

Psalm 22 v 9
The meek will he guide in judgement: and the meek will he teach his way.

Psalm 147 v 6
The Lord lifeth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

Psalm 149 v 4
For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

The Need to Tame the Tongue

Psalm 34 v 13
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

The Value of Trusting in the Lord

Psalm 5 v 11
But let all those that put trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

Psalm 9 v 10
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalm 28 v 7-8
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. The Lord is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

Psalm 34 v 9
O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Psalm 56 v 4
In God I will praise his word, in God have I put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

Psalm 118 v 8-9
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

Psalm 125 v 1
They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth forever.

Recognition for the Need for Thanksgiving

Psalm 92 v 1
It is a good thing to give thanks and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High.

Psalm 118 v 1
O Give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

The Importance of Seeking God for Direction

Psalm 37 v 5
Commit thy way unto to the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Psalm 37 v 23
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.

The Advantage of Waiting on God

Psalm 27 v 14
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 37 v 1
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

Psalm 37 v 34
Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

The Lord is the Ultimate Provider

Psalm 23 v 1
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psalm 55 v 22
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer righteous to be moved.

Psalm 75 v 6
For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

If you enjoyed this article, there are other related posts on the blog from the Book of Psalm. Feel free to click any of the links below to explore:-

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Final Thoughts

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