Even by the high standards of the Psalms, the poems contained in Books 3 and 4 (Psalms 73–106) are extraordinary in their insight and inspiration. They include memorable works by Asaph, the sons of Korah, and Moses and have laid the groundwork for many beloved hymns, including “Joy to the World!” and “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven.” In this thoughtful, devotional commentary, pastor-theologian Richard D. Phillips shows how these psalms’ particular honesty about the trials in our human experience magnify the justice and grace of our sovereign God. He alone offers the remedy to life’s fiercest struggles.
In our spiritual walk of faith, the psalmists take believers by the hand and guide us in our communion with God, pointing always to Christ.
“How curious it is, then, that Christians do not make it our first business, after worship, to tell everyone we know about the glory of God and the greatness of the salvation he has provided in his Son.” (Page 304)
“One of God’s great purposes is to save sinners who repent. He thus delays his judgments so as to give the gospel its full opportunity to save sinners like us.” (Page 31)
“The rest of this psalm, however, is dedicated to showing how hard it is sometimes to believe and be content with knowing that God is good.” (Page 3)
“This beginning shows that the context for all that will follow is not unbelief, but a suffering soul wrestling in faith” (Page 185)
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