LEARNING TO LOVE THE PSALMS: Book Review

Learning to Love the Psalms by W. Robert Godfrey (Reformation Trust Publishing; 2017)

In this most enlightening and informative book on the Psalms. Godfrey laments the fact that this vital part of holy Scripture which played such an important role in the life of the Jewish community for thousands of years, as well as for the Christian church for almost 1800 years has now fallen into a theological corner. In this book, Godfrey hopes to spark a new interest in the use the Psalter, both in corporate worship services, and in the personal devotions and prayers of believers everywhere.

Learning to Love the Psalms is neither a commentary or a devotional —- technically speaking. Yet the author both explains the occasions and use of the Psalms in ancient Israel —- like a commentary; but also shows how the theme of each psalm discussed can be used as a devotional and as a springboard to prayer and communion with the Father.

Godfrey describes the make-up and apparent theme and aim of each of the five Books that make up the Psalms in our Bibles today. After that description, the author details more of the interesting facts behind the psalms described (over 80 in all), how they tie into the overall theme of the Book in which they are found, and how modern-Christians can better understand and make more practical and spiritual lessons contained in each psalm. The book is written in a clear and entertaining manner, making it very accessible to the general reader; but with enough theological and expository insight to be very useful for pastors. Most highly recommended!

MORE THAN ENOUGH — Daily Manna with Your Mug

Nice! From Daily Manna with your Mug…………………….

What is enough?  What is too much?  What is not enough?  Our world has different ideas of this word enough, right?  David leads us to Who is enough in his psalm/song of deliverance.  David cries out to God, troubled by the lies told about him and the manipulations of war against him by his enemies. […]

MORE THAN ENOUGH — Daily Manna with Your Mug

Psalm 56:3: When You’re Afraid Trust in God

“When I am afraid, I will trust in God.” Easy to say, but hard to believe sometimes (for me, at least!). But God is a good Father, and He loves showing up at the vry last minute! From Place for Truth………………

BOOK REVIEW: Learning to Love The Psalms

Learning to Love the Psalms by W. Robert Godfrey (Reformation Trust Publishing; 2017)

In this most enlightening and informative book on the Psalms. Godfrey laments the fact that this vital part of holy Scripture which played such an important role in the life of the Jewish community for thousands of years, as well as for the Christian church for almost 1800 years has now fallen into a theological corner. In this book, Godfrey hopes to spark a new interest in the use the Psalter, both in corporate worship services, and in the personal devotions and prayers of believers everywhere.

Learning to Love the Psalms is neither a commentary or a devotional —- technically speaking. Yet the author both explains the occasions and use of the Psalms in ancient Israel —- like a commentary; but also shows how the theme of each psalm discussed can be used as a devotional and as a springboard to prayer and communion with the Father.

Godfrey describes the make-up and apparent theme and aim of each of the five Books that make up the Psalms in our Bibles today. After that description, the author details more of the interesting facts behind the psalms described (over 80 in all), how they tie into the overall theme of the Book in which they are found, and how modern-Christians can better understand and make more practical and spiritual lessons contained in each psalm. The book is written in a clear and entertaining manner, making it very accessible to the general reader; but with enough theological and expository insight to be very useful for pastors. Most highly recommended!

Encouragement from the Psalms!  From Learning From God’s Word…………

Psalms 108:1-13– ‘With God we shall gain the victory. He will trample down our enemies’(13). In ourselves, there is only defeat. We are no match for ‘our enemies’- the world, the flesh and the devil. We are surrounded by the world – ‘The world is ever near. I see the sights that dazzle. The tempting […]

via Our situation seems to be utterly hopeless? … God is with us … — Learning From God’s Word

“A very present help in trouble…..”  This is one of the greatest phrases in all of the Bible!  He is with us!!  From Walking Through Psalms…………………….

“God is our refuge, and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 What could possibly give us more peace, more strength, than following the One who made us all? Lord God, help us to have our hearts turned to You, to follow You, and Your ways! Amen. Prayer Poem, and Image, […]

via God is Our Refuge — Walking through Psalms