Friday, July 10, 2015

Sweet, Sweet Songs

July 10

Daily Bible Reading: Psalms 1 – 3

Verse of the Day: Psalm 1:1 – “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, Nor standeth in the way of sinners, Nor sitteth in the seat of scoffers:”

We now begin a 54-day reflection on the Psalms in the Bible. The Book of Psalms is the hymnbook of Israel. They were written to be sung – however we do not know the tunes today. They were songs that they used in public worship in the Temple. They are written in Hebraic forms of poetry – much different than our forms of poetry.

The Psalms fall into five “books” that have been equated to the first five books of the Scriptures. Book One (1-41) correlates to Genesis – Humanity: Man and Creation. The second book (42-72) is like Exodus: Devotional look at deliverance and redemption. We will speak on the final three sections in tomorrow’s devotion. Pause today and worship with the Psalms we read.

Prayer: Praise to our Creator! Amen.

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