Psalm Themes

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Book Summary:

From the seed of David the Messiah came. David wrote many of the psalms given here which all speak of the Messiah Himself. The word psalms simply means praise – and they are indeed praise pointing to the King of Kings, worship to Him for what He has done in redeeming us. The psalms portray Jesus as our all in all. The psalm are as Mears says “a direct expression of the soul’s consciousness of God[1].” There is a psalm for every human experience, even when the soul is downcast, depressed , it can still look to God for comfort, in fact all a downcast soul can do is look to God.

The psalms describe Christ in His fullness, His suffering , death and coming. The crucifixion of Christ is described in detail before this method of execution was even invented – “they have pierced my hands and my feet” (psalm 22:16) The psalms shows how Jesus died – of a broken heart – “I am poured out like water and all my bones are out of joint, my heart has melted away within me” – this broken heart was because of His love for me and you as He bore the sins of the world which resulted in separation from the Father.

The cross has brought peace with God and this enables us to come to God to find mercy and attain grace in every area of life. Many psalms speak of abiding in the almighty. (psalm 91:1) We now are in Christ and Christ is in us.

Psalm Chapter Themes

Psalm Major Themes