Psalms

Sing to Him,
sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!

(1 Chronicles 16:9)

LORD Jesus, we praise You, for You are the Word of God the Father. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we neglect to search the Scriptures. Lead us in our studies to discover what You are teaching us in and through them. Guide us, precious LORD Jesus, and enable us to not only read but also to sing and pray Your Word and especially the psalms. Help us to delight in Your Word daily. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

If you are following us along through our Bible Reading Plan, you will be reading through the psalms again this year. Some of you may ask why that is so. You will find out the reason on The Bible page  of this blog. I explain that,

Carmen loves the Psalms and likes to read at least one every day. That’s why we have been searching for a plan that will not “just read through the Book of Psalms” in only a few days of the year, but will each and every day offer a separate reading of this precious part of the Bible. 

We used a few plans to inspire us and then came up with our own Bible Reading Plan. If you want to read along or try out the plan, there are always three months of it supplied in the sidebar to your right and at the bottom of this page. You are welcome to open and download them if you would like. 

Reading the Psalms

Jesus said that many things that were written about Him can be found in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms. One of the reasons, therefore, to read the Psalms is to find out more about Christ the LORD. 

Speaking the Psalms

Ephesians 5:19 tells us that we should speak to one another in psalms.   

Teaching and Admonishing in Psalms

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
in all wisdom,
teaching and admonishing one another
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

(Colossians 3:16)

Singing the Psalms

Then, there is the singing of the Psalms which, sadly, has gotten lost over time. Psalm singing and the singing of hymns has been replaced mainly by modern worship songs. For time’s sake, I will not further dive into this topic today, but I will come back to it in another day’s blog post. 

Psalm 95:2 says,

Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

Psalm 105:2 also commands us to,

Sing to Him,
sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!

Reading this verse, you surely noticed that it uses the same wording as today’s verse that is found in 1 Chronicles 16:9 where it says,

Sing to Him,
sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!

Read, pray, and sing the Psalms to Him today.

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