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John 3:16 For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

52 Reasons To Read Psalm

PSALMS TO LEARN AND LOVE

52 REASONS TO READ PSALMS / Psalm 1

God’s Word was written to be studied, understood, and applied, and the book of Psalms lends itself most directly to
application. We understand the psalms best when we “stand under” them and allow them to flow over us like a rain shower.

We may turn to Psalms looking for something, but sooner or later we will meet Someone.

As we read and memorize the psalms, we will gradually discover how much they are already part of us. They put into words our deepest hurts, longings, thoughts, and prayers. They gently push us toward being what God designed us to be—people loving and living for him.
 

 

When you want . . . Read . . .
to know how to come to God each day_______

Psalm 5

to understand yourself more clearly__________

Psalm 8

to please God___________________________

Psalm 15

to find comfort__________________________

Psalm 23

to learn more about God___________________

Psalm 24

to be forgiven for your sins_________________

Psalm 51

to learn a new song_______________________

Psalm 92

to meet God intimately_____________________

Psalm 103

to know why you should worship God_________

Psalm 104

to understand why you should read the Bible____

Psalm 119

to give thanks to God_____________________

Psalm 136

to learn a new prayer______________________

Psalm 136

to feel worthwhile________________________

Psalm 139

to give praise to God _____________________

Psalm 145

to know that God is in control_______________

Psalm 146

PSALMS TO LEARN AND LOVE / Psalm 24

Almost everyone, whether religious or not, has heard Psalm 23 because it is quoted so frequently. Many other psalms are also familiar because they are quoted in music, in literature, or in the words of the worship service. The psalms we know and love are the ones that come into our minds when we need them. They inspire us, comfort us, correct us just when we need a word from the Lord. If you want to begin memorizing psalms, start with some of these favorites. Memorize the whole psalm or just the verses that speak most directly to you. Or read the psalm aloud several times a day until it is part of you.

Psalms to bring us into God’s presence

29; 95:1-7; 96; 100

Psalms about goodness

1; 19; 24; 133; 136; 139

Psalms of praise

8; 97; 103; 107; 113; 145; 150

Psalms of repentance and forgiveness

32:1-5; 51; 103

Psalms for times of trouble

3; 14; 22; 37:1-11; 42; 46; 53; 116:1-7

Psalms of confidence and trust

23; 40:1-4; 91; 119:11; 121; 127

HOW GOD IS DESCRIBED IN PSALMS / Psalm 104

Most of the psalms speak to God or about God. Because they were composed in a variety of situations, various facets of God’s character are mentioned. Here is
a sample of God’s characteristics as understood and experienced by the psalm writers. As you read these psalms, ask yourself if this is the God you know.
 

God is . . .

Reference

All-knowing and ever present

Psalm 139

Beautiful and desirable

Psalms 27; 36; 45

Creator

Psalms 8; 104; 148

Good and generous

Psalms 34; 81; 107

Great and sovereign

Psalms 33; 89; 96

Holy

Psalms 66; 99; 145

Loving and faithful

Psalms 23; 42; 51

Merciful and forgiving

Psalms 32; 111; 130

Powerful

Psalms 76; 89; 93

Willing to reveal his will, law, and direction

Psalms 1; 19; 119

Righteous and just

Psalms 71; 97; 113

Spirit

Psalms 104; 139; 143

CHRIST IN THE PSALMS / Psalm 22

Both the Jewish and Christian faiths have long believed that many psalms referred as much to the promised Messiah as they did to events at the time.
Because the Messiah was to be a descendant of David, it was expected that many of the royal psalms would apply to him. Christians noted how many of the
passages seemed to describe in detail events from Christ’s life and death. Jesus himself frequently quoted from Psalms. Almost everything that happened at
the Crucifixion and most of Jesus’ words during his final hours were prophesied in Psalms. The following is a list of the main references in Psalms pertaining to Christ.
 

Reference to Christ

Reference in Psalms

Fulfillment in the New
Testament

The Messiah will be God’s Son

2:7

Hebrews 1:5-6

He will rise from the dead

16:8-10

Luke 24:5-7

He will experience agony on the cross

22:1-21

Matthew 26; 27

He thirsts while on the cross

22:15

John 19:28

Evil men throw dice for his clothing

22:18

Matthew 27:35;John 19:23-24

He will declare God’s name

22:22

Hebrews 2:12

His bones would not be broken

34:20

John 19:36-37

He came to do God’s will

40:6-8

Hebrews 10:5-7

His close friend would betray him

41:9

Luke 22:48

His throne will last forever

45:6-7

Hebrews 1:8-9

He ascended into heaven

68:18

Ephesians 4:8-10

He is zealous for God

69:9

John 2:17

He was offered vinegar for his thirst on the cross

69:21

Matthew 27:48

He will be a descendant of David

89:3-4, 35-36

Luke 1:31-33

He will return to judge the world

96:13

1 Thessalonians 1:10

He is David’s son and David’s Lord

110:1

Matthew 22:44

He is the eternal priest-king

110:4

Hebrews 6:20

He is rejected by many but accepted by God

118:22

1 Peter 2:7-8

 

 

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