Andrew Peterson has written a beautiful article about some of the things he’s been learning in the Psalms lately. We’ve posted a little snippet from his article below, or, better yet, click here to visit the Rabbit Room and read the whole thing!
1) The entire story of Scripture can, either thematically or explicitly, be found in the Psalms–even prophetic psalms about Christ’s suffering and resurrection.
2) The Psalms are unique in scripture because we read them as our own words. We inhabit the psalms as we read them.
3) The Psalms are written by God, through David (and the other psalmists), for us.
4) Since Jesus was Jewish, he would have grown up reading the Psalms, and of course quoted them–notably Psalm 22: ‘”My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”