Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
The Psalms! The beauty of the Psalms!
What is it about this book? Such a preternatural richness and depth. Sublime beauty, aching majesty, searing agony, profound pathos. High theology and gut-wrenching emotion. The glories of a worshiper touching God. The depths of a worshiper facing disaster.
Israel's hymnbook. Israel's prayerbook. More to the point, Jesus' prayerbook!
Jesus prayed the Psalms, and yet, paradoxically, Jesus is the theme of the Psalms. To understand the Psalms, look for Jesus.
Many people read the Psalms every day. They are wise. The Psalms are a superb way to connect with God. That's the power of the book. Not just the glorious literature. Not just the truths about God. Not just the raw and honest emotion. But the sense of connecting with God's heart.
Read the Psalms. Pray the Psalms. Sing the Psalms. Connect with God.
Join me on a journey.