Audio from Senior Pastor Vaughn Drawdy on Sunday morning October 9, 2016.
The Psalms have been the prayer book of Israel for the past 3,000 years and the prayer book of the church for the past 2,000 years. The Psalms explore every possible response we can have to problems, despair, fear, anger… every emotion known to man and they also reveal who God is and how we are to answer our situation. From the highest awe to the deepest love, from the darkest despair to icy anger Psalms is a powerful revelation of those who are being transparent and sincere in their expression of love and fear, strength and weakness, rejoicing and lamenting.
For your personal study:
THIS WEEK, choose a Psalm from the 3rd Book (of the five divisions). Psalm 73-89
1. Choose a Psalm each day this week, starting today. (From 73-89) - Don't forget to get keep notes...
2. Pray for fresh insight and knowledge.
3. Read it, then re-read the chosen passage.
4. Who is writing the Psalm?
5. Can it be tied to a story? If so, read the story
6. What is the human condition (problem)? The deep emotional need being expressed.
7, What is the prayer or praise?
8. How is God revealed?
9. What is the underlying theme of the Psalm?
10. Can you identify with the problem or praise? If so, join in with the Psalmist in your own prayer and time of worship.
Digging deep and using the Psalms in your daily life of worship and prayer is a worthwhile experience. And once you’ve read a few of them, you’ll see why so many Christians incorporate them into worship services, daily devotions, and personal prayer.