Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Poetry With A Purpose: Psalms

Music that Edifies
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”  (Colossians 3:16)

Authors of Psalms: David (73), Asaph (12), Sons of Korah (11), Solomon (2), Moses (1), Heman the Ezrahite (1), Ethan the Ezrahite (1).

Types of Psalms
Prayers
Praises, testimonies
Lamentations
Imprecations
Calls to Worship
Teaching
Exhortation
Messianic

Psalm 18 Study Questions
 What categories  might this Psalm come under?
Do the expressions in this Psalm remind you of another book in the “Wisdom” literature?
What is your impression of David’s testimony in verses 20 and 21?
Discuss the character of God from the rest of the Psalm.