Aug 13, 2012

Reading the Psalms in Three Dimension

It seems to me that the Psalms typically point in three directions. The Psalmist/Psalms look backward to Israel’s history or the psalmist’s personal history, inward to the thoughts and feelings of the psalmist, and forward to a future deliverance and/or restoration. In sum, the psalms serve as a great reminder what He has done, what He is doing, and what He will do. As a reader of the psalm, I think that appreciating these three dimensions only adds to the richness of these wonderful texts.

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