What the Psalms Teach Us
What does it really look like to have a relationship with God? Can I really be honest with him?
1. The Psalms teach us how to talk to God.
If we didn’t have the book of Psalms, would we really know what our relationship with God should look like?
It teaches us about our experience with God, or what our experience should be like. It gives us a direction and guidance for what kind of things we can approach God with – and how to do it. Yes, we read the Bible to learn about God’s commandments and his story, but we read the Psalms to learn how to use our hearts and voices to call on God.
2. There are different categories and purposes for each Psalm.
What are you thinking about? What are you struggling with, or hurt by? Pick a Psalm and use it to give words to what your soul is feeling. There are songs of confidence, used to deepen our trust in God (Psalm 23); laments, used to lay a troubling situation before the Lord and ask for his help (Psalm 12 & 13); hymns of praise, used to admire God’s marvelous attributes and deeds (Psalm 145, 93); and hymns of thanksgiving, among others.
3. The Psalms remind us that people have been calling on the Lord for generations.
God is the same today as he was when these Psalms were written. Those that wrote them were calling on the same faithful God that we are calling on today. And it encourages us to know that we are not alone. The things we struggle with and yearn for have been felt by people throughout the ages, and as God was faithful to them, he is faithful to us.
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You will find them the best place in Scripture to explore all the parts of your life and then to say who you are and what is in you—guilt, anger, salvation, praise—to the God who loves, judges and saves you in Jesus Christ.
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