Saturday, July 21, 2012

Bible Challenge 07/22 - 07/28

Greetings All!

How are you doing in Psalms? Did you know that Psalms has a couple of functions: as a hymnbook and also as a book of poetry. Songs that can be identified as such, in the Psalms, include songs of thanksgiving (e.g., Ps 30), hymns of praise (e.g., Ps 117) and royal psalms, which may have been used in coronations and weddings. Identification of some psalms as prayers is also seen within the text, for example in the conclusion to Psalm 72, "The prayers of David son of Jesse are ended." The largest category of Psalms, though not grouped as such in the text, is that of lament (expressions of complaint and pleas for help from God). As you read, see if you notice any of these themes.

This week we finish up the third section of Psalms with chapter 89, and begin the fourth section of Psalms (chapters 90-106).

Here is the schedule:

22, Sunday: Psalms 71-74

23, Monday: Psalms 75-78

24, Tuesday: Psalms 79-82

25, Wednesday: Psalms 83-86

26, Thursday: Psalms 87-90

27, Friday: Psalms 91-94

28, Saturday: Psalms 95-98

May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing, the understanding and most importantly the living out of His Holy Word. Amen.

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