The Psalms are treasured poetry that reflect the prayer and praise of ancient Israel. Every generation opens the Psalms for inspiration, comfort, hope, and encouragement. They’re also a rich source of truth about God, humanity, and salvation. The authors of the New Testament understood this, quoting the Psalms more than any other Old Testament book to establish key doctrines. The Psalms tell the story of God’s anointed king, his kingdom, and his people. They point forward to the Messiah—David’s Greater Son who reigns forever and ever.
In the first volume of a three-volume commentary on the Psalms, James Johnston walks readers through Psalms 1–41, offering exegetical and pastoral insights along the way. Accessible and engaging, this resource will help anyone interested in studying, teaching, or preaching the Bible read the Psalms in a deliberately canonical and Christ-centered way.
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While being sensitive to the original historical context of the Psalms as the prayer and songbook of the Jews, Johnston is keenly aware that there is a Christocentric end to which the Psalms point and a Son in whom they find fulfillment. Because of this, Johnston recognizes that all the Psalms are messianic, and, therefore, are also the Christian’s prayer, song, and life book.
—Gregory C. Strand, director of biblical theology and credentialing, Evangelical Free Church of America
James Johnston is senior pastor of Tulsa Bible Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a visiting faculty member at Jordan Evangelical Seminary. He has led workshops on expository preaching for more than 15 years and is an instructor for the Charles Simeon Trust.