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Friday, September 29, 2017

Inspired by . . . Sing to Jesus

My view of the Psalms shifts when I begin to see them as a Jewish hymnal. This divinely inspired collection of hymns were recited and sung by the Jews in public worship. (1 Chr 16:7-36).

Jesus was intimately acquainted with the psalms and likely sang or recited a portion of them every day of His life.

The early Christians sang and prayed the psalms (Col 3:16; 1 Cor 14:26) and as the written word became more available to the common man, the psalms were likely the only part of the Bible a lay-Christian owned.

In short, "the psalms are the divinely ordained way to learn devotion to our God." (Timothy & Kathy Keller)

For this reason, more than any other, I have chosen the book of Psalms as my focus for the upcoming #write31days challenge. 

Beginning on Sunday, for the following 31 days, I'll share with you a reading schedule that covers all 150 Psalms. Many of you probably already know and/or use this simple formula. 

Through the daily reading of the psalms we will learn to see God as He really is, not just as we wish Him to be. [click to tweet] 

The psalms will teach us a daily dependence upon God:

~through our petition and pledges
~by the mercy we receive from Him through confession and repentance
~and through the comfort He provides when we lament and pray

Most importantly, when read in the light of the entire Bible, the psalms bring us to Jesus! This truth will be revealed again and again as we read through the book of Psalms over the coming month.

Will you join me?


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Faith On Fire, Grace & Truth,
Inspire Me Monday, RaRa Link Up, Intentional Tuesday,
#WordswithWinter, Titus 2 Tuesday, Thoughtful Thursdays,
Encourage Me Monday, Wholehearted Wednesday,
Women with Intention Wednesdays, Word Filled Wednesday,
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Counting My Blessings, Grace Moments, Heart Encouragement
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