How to Read the Psalms

To fully appreciate the Psalms, we should read them according to four perspectives. Not every Psalm contains all four of these perspectives, but a surprising number do and virtually every Psalm can be read from multiple perspectives. Using these perspectives helps us to recognize just how much is in each psalm.

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God Wants to Hear Your Sorrows

The Bible is filled with prayers and songs of sorrow and pain. These are often referred to as songs of lament. Even Jesus offers up His own lament during His crucifixion. Biblical authors express their grief to God in very different terms than we need to and for this reason it’s important to understand the biblical approach to lament. The Bible models an expression of grief to God that reveals quite a bit both about who God is and about how He wants to relate to us.

Islam’s Obsession with Jerusalem

Because the Bible tells us that Jerusalem is the city of God’s King and the location from which He will subdue and rule the nations, Islam seeks with all its strength to control that city in order to challenge the Bible’s claim that Jesus is the divine King of that city.

He is a Real King

Why do the nations rage over Jerusalem? They rage in this present, modern age because of an ancient promise God made. He has given the city to His King. His King is not just a “heavenly” king, He is a real man, a real king.

The Controversy of Worship

The controversy over the temple mount is ultimately a controversy of worship. God has decreed that His Son will rule from this city and a controversy over that city exists so long as people groups try to achieve their destiny apart from God’s Son.

Revival Praying

“As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is

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