Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I finished watching the lecture on Psalms last night. It was amazing to consider God's handiwork in composing this book. He took 150 discrete poems and knit them into a unified whole. The biggest thing I got from it was to note how Psalm 1 is a wisdom psalm and Psalm 2 is messianic. Ever notice how the book of Psalms is split into five books? Take note of how each book ends with a doxology. Then note the theme of the psalms that begin and end each book. The only exception is the bridge between psalms 41 and 42, which is a bit different.

The point is that there are themes of wisdom and messiah throughout the psalter. The next time you read through the psalms try reading them with that "lens" and see what you can find.

No comments: