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The Psalms are the Spirit-inspired song-book of God’s people. They have been used throughout history to connect the people of God with the heart of God as they face various circumstances. Perhaps more than any other book in the Bible, the Psalms give language to human emotion and teach us how to pray our struggles into the hands of our Heavenly Father.
As we try to make a practice of feeding on God’s Word, we want to point you to some good resources by those who have done the leg-work to help us understand the Bible. One of those resources is The Bible Project, “a nonprofit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated Bible videos and other Bible resources to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere.”
Check out their video below to get an introduction to the Psalms:
The Psalms are a poetic collection of songs. In fact, they are the largest collection of poetry in the Bible. Because they are poetic songs, they cannot be read or understand the same way as, say, Paul’s letters or the book of Genesis. In order to understand the truth God wants us to know and apply from the Psalms, we must learn how to read them as Spirit-inspired ancient poetry that still has relevance for our lives today.
To help with this, check out the short video, “How to Read the Psalms”, from The Bible Project.
In his message on Sunday, June 14th, Josh Gatewood walked us through Psalm 19 and the reliability of Scripture. You can access his article unpacking this information more fully below.
Praying the Bible is one of the most effective ways to nourish your soul and deepen your prayer life. Click below to watch a short video series from Dr. Donald Whitney that explains how to pray different portions of the Bible