Summer Through the Psalms

Why a summer through the psalms? One reason is that it is what Luther called a “mini Bible.” It gives an overview of salvation history from creation through the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai, the establishment of the tabernacle and temple, the exile due to unfaithfulness, and it points us forward to the coming messianic redemption and the renewal of all things. It treats the doctrines of revelation (Psalm 19), of God (Psalm 139), and of human nature (Psalm 8) and sin (Psalm 14). The psalms are more than just an instrument for theological instruction, however. One of the ancient church fathers, Athanasius, wrote: “Whatever your particular need or trouble, from this same book [the psalms] you can select a form of words to fit it, so that you . . . learn the way to remedy your ill.” Every situation in life is represented in the book of psalms. Yet, most of all the psalms, read in light of the entire Bible, bring us to Jesus.

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