At the very center of the Bible is the book of Psalms. I love the Psalms! I think of this book as the heart and soul of the God’s Word. This collection of songs and prayers expresses every emotion of humanity. It is the largest and perhaps the most widely read book in the Bible. It is the second most quoted book in the New Testament. (The first is Isaiah.) Jesus indicated that the psalms spoke of him: “Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled'” (Luke 24:44). On the Cross, Jesus cried out the words of Psalm 22:1. The apostles used the psalms to prove that Jesus was the Messiah (Acts 2:24-36).
The Psalms explore the full range of human emotions and experiences in a very personal and practical way. Written over a lengthy period of Israel’s history, the subject matter includes topics such as praise, worship, jubilation, war, peace, judgment, anger, messianic prophesy, and sorrow. As we go through these, we will gain wisdom for today and hope for tomorrow.
The Psalms served as the Temple hymn book and devotional guide for the Jewish people. It would be very helpful to bring a journal or spiral notebook with you to create your own little devotional guide as we travel through the Psalms.
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“I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the LORD.” Psalms 122:1Follow Merry Ministries online
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