What’s in it for me?
It is normal to ask “what is in it for me?”
We are all intelligent and want to make good decisions. It is natural to consider or look into “what things are all about”, before we go forward into a situation, a commitment or a relationship.
This is an appropriate, mature and safe approach to make sure you will be happy, secure and live in trust. If you are hurting and trying to understand how a spiritual relationship can help you, or can heal you, or perhaps you are thinking about how it will provide a better way of life, or you just want to better understand this religious thing you hear about, or you are just trying to better understand some of the Bible scriptures you read or hear about, perhaps spending some time reading the verses in Psalms will help.
The Psalms provide a wonderful understanding of what you will receive in a spiritual relationship. This is available to you now, today, within seconds, this instant!
Amen, you will understand what’s in it for you and His Message when you bring together…..
The Psalms can appear overwhelming and is one of the longest Books in the Bible. The Word itself is presented in a series of “books” or sections with similar descriptions and verses. You can find help and answers to most, if not all, issues you face in the world today in Psalms.
Here is a perspective of Psalms, Book 1 that shares the positive aspects and answers you may be seeking to help you and to heal your hurt or to show you how a relationship with the Healer will improve your Life.
To help you when you read them please consider that Jesus does exist and you are looking to Him for help.
If you really want help and are ready to start a relationship now, read here:
When reading the Psalms be open minded because there are strong words that portray a sense of threat and fear, but with a little faith, (you know, just taking a few minutes to read some of them now shows you have some faith) you will be able to see beyond the harsh or stern words you may read that are intended for those who desire a life other than the Life you desire. (And they need to see the brutal truth.)
Should you feel intimidated by the strong words, know for sure, with faith, once you accept a Life of “right”, those words will have a completely different meaning. They will not sound like a punishing dictator dropping the hammer on you, but will sound like (and you will understand them as) soft, warm, gentle and loving words from a Father that loves you and will help you grow in Life.
The first verse, Psalms 1-1, previews the essence or meaning of the remainder of the verses. Again, a bit strong, but for those of us with a little faith, we can understand the primary message. I will summarize it here:
Happy, fortunate, and prosperous is the person who walks and lives….. with just a little faith. In faith you will be firmly planted with strength to understand the goodness in Life and Gods Word. You will prosper in all you pursue and accomplish all that you desire. God will know you and bless you for your faith and willingness to live “right”.
Here are some of the positive and encouraging messages He shares with us in the Psalms. After reading this and accepting and understanding the verses you can have faith and immediately receive blessings. After reading this perspective, then spend time reading all the Psalms as they are written to really know His Love, plans and the assistance, guidance, Love and wisdom you can have now.
Psalms 2: (Remember, with just a little faith, ask Him.)
8 Ask of me,….
Psalms 3: (You will be happy today, lifted in spirit, delivered immediately.)
3 … you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.
8 From the LORD comes deliverance.
Psalms 4: (He does hear you, answers you and protects you.)
1 Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.
3 Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him.
8 I will lie down and sleep in peace for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Psalms 5: (Speak to Him, let Him know your desires, issues and challenges and He will help you the instant you ask.)
2 Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
Psalms 6: (With just a little faith, ask and you will receive.)
2 Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am faint; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are in agony.
4 Turn, O LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.
9 The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.
Psalms 7: (Respect Him in honor and He is your protector.)
10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
Psalms 8: (This is a very important verse, one of the most important to understand and believe. It explains Jesus, but is easier to understand after growing a bit more in faith.)
Psalms 9: (He is in front of all your struggles, battles and challenges.)
3 My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you.
9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Psalms 10: (He hears you.)
17 You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
Psalms 11: (You will share fairness and goodness towards others, with just a little faith.)
7 For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.
Psalms 12: (Jesus will defend and protect you.)
5 “Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the LORD. “I will protect them from those who malign them.”
7 O LORD, you will keep us safe and protect us from such people forever.
Psalms 13: (Trust in Him and be thankful.)
5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.
Psalms 14: (Seek an understanding, knowledge, wisdom and a relationship.)
2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
Psalms 15: (Be a giving person.)
1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
5 He who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken.
Psalms 16: (Now here it comes, all His blessings poured out upon you, now, immediately and going forward forever. The new foundation of your Life is established now! )
1 Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.
5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psalms 17: (He will make things right for you, you do not have to, He does it! )
1 Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer — it does not rise from deceitful lips.
2 May my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right.
6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.
8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings
15 And I — in righteousness I will see your face; when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.
Psalms 18: (He will help you against every enemy, every problem and issue you face. He will save you and make you stronger than anything on earth.)
1 I love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
6 In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.
16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support
19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
30 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
31 For who is God besides the LORD ? And who is the Rock except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
35 You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great.
36 You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.
46 The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!
47 He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me,
48 who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from violent men you rescued me.
49 Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O LORD; I will sing praises to your name.
Psalms 19: (When you share with others or speak over them as a Boss, a Pastor, a superior family member or a friend, share what He has shown you, but with kind, truthful and loving grace.)
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalms 20: (In letting Him be the authority and you serving as His method to share, you will have His reward and His power.)
1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support…
3 May he remember all your sacrifices…
4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.
6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.
Psalms 21: (In His strength we have power.)
13 Be exalted, O LORD, in your strength; we will sing and praise your might.
Psalms 22: (This Psalm is best read and understood after the secrets and meanings of Psalms 8 are revealed to you through understanding with complete faith. Know for sure though we all have salvation and eternal life which is explained in this verse.)
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; they who seek the LORD will praise him — may your hearts live forever!
Psalms 23: (And now, that “little faith” we discussed, is opened up in understanding, the source to stand on now and forever and His blessings will overwhelm you.)
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Psalms 24: (Now you are well on your way to understanding “a little faith” and more so a relationship in thought, mind and spirit with a creator, your Creator, our Creator, the Creator! )
1 The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;
Psalms 25: (Now He will lead you, hold your hand and your heart, into a new, safe, prosperous and peaceful life.)
2 in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.
4 Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths;
5 guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
6 Remember, O LORD, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O LORD.
8 Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.
10 All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant.
11 For the sake of your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
14 The LORD confides in those who fear him;he makes his covenant known to them.
15 My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish.
18 Look upon my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.
19 See how my enemies have increased and how fiercely they hate me!
20 Guard my life and rescue me;let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
21 May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you
Psalms 26: (Now His blessings will begin to influence your thoughts and desires and will lead you to a better Life.)
2 Test me, O LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
3 for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually in your truth.
12 My feet stand on level ground;
Psalms 27: (Now you have His strength, His protection and His attention! )
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?
7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face! “Your face, LORD, I will seek.
13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
Psalms 28: (We call on Him, He hears us, and blesses us forever.)
6 Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever.
Psalms 29: (You can now believe that the Word you read is His Word and with your faith in His Word you are blessed with peace.)
4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic.
11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
Psalms 30: (He will get you through your trials and He will raise you from despair, misery, pain, illness or any trouble.)
1 I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
2 O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.
4 Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise his holy name.
5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
6 When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.”
7 O LORD, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm;
8 To you, O LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:
10 Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help.”
11 You turned my wailing into dancing;
12 that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.
Psalms 31: (There will still be times (seasons) when you face significant challenges, some that may seem like it is the end, but have faith He will deliver you.)
1 In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.
2 Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.
3 Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
4 Free me from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.
5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.
7 I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul.
8 You have not handed me over to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.
9 Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief.
10 My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.
14 But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.
16 Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.
17 Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I have cried out to you;
24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
Psalms 32: (In faith, share your guilt and receive forgiveness and a building up of wisdom from within.)
1 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him
5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD ” — and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
Psalms 33: (We know He is. Our faith is Hope in Him.)
4 For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.
11 … the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth-
15 he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
20 We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.
Psalms 34: (With Faith and Hope, He will save you! )
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;
17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
19 A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
22 The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.
Psalms 35: (He is your ultimate protector, your super hero, a strength for which there is no match. )
1 Contend, O LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me.
2 Take up shield and buckler; arise and come to my aid.
10 … You rescue the poor from those too strong for them,
23 Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord.
24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, O LORD my God;
Psalms 36: (He will preserve you and align you with others of the same heart and belief.)
5 Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O LORD, you preserve both man and beast.
7 How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.
9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
10 Continue your love to those who know you, your righteousness to the upright in heart.
Psalms 37: (Live His Way and your Life will be incredible, awesome and unbelievable! )
3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret — it leads only to evil.
11 But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.
19 In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
23 If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm;
24 though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
26 They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
27 Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever.
28 For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever,
29 the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks what is just.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip.
39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.
Psalms 38: (These verses show the extreme and uttermost sufferings we may go through, so please wait patiently and call for His Grace.)
1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.
9 All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.
15 I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God.
18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.
21 O LORD, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God.
22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.
Psalms 39: (Here are more descriptions of our human behaviors that are a short coming in His eyes, but again, there is a message of Hope.)
7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
8 Save me from all my transgressions;
Psalms 40: (So in the midst of trials and tribulations, keep your thoughts in line with His Word.)
1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
4 Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud,
5 Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.
6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,… and sin offerings you did not require.
8 I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.
10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and salvation.
11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD; may your love and your truth always protect me.
13 Be pleased, O LORD, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me.
17 Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.
Psalms 41:(Your faith, goodwill and testimony to others will be rewarded! )
1 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.
2 The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land
3 The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
4 I said, “O LORD, have mercy on me;
9 Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
10 But you, O LORD, have mercy on me; raise me up,
11 I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 In my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.
13 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen