The Bible’s Songbook

Author: Abby Ciona — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: November 13, 2020

Read: Psalm 46
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The Bible's Songbook

Do you have a theme song? Do you ever wake up with a song in your head? Do you memorize song after song? Psalms, which is actually a book of songs, is the longest book in the Bible. But, even though it is long, it’s a great book to start reading because it’s already broken up into small, individual pieces. It consists of 150 psalms (or songs), and many worship songs in the church today take lyrics right out of the psalms. Some psalms are structured more like hymns. Some psalms are written more like wise sayings, such as Psalm 1. Some psalms read like a psalmist’s prayer journal, crying out to God for comfort, rescue, or forgiveness. You can find psalms that praise God for who He is (Psalm 145), look in wonder at His works and creation (Psalm 19), and thank Him for victories and blessings (Psalm 46). The psalms cover every aspect of life—the good and the bad—and acknowledge God as the hope in all of it. One amazing thing about the psalms is that they were written hundreds of years before Jesus’ earthly ministry but foreshadow Jesus (for example, Psalm 22). So, today, open up your Bible and flip to the psalms. Read one, and fill yourself with the lyrics. Make it your theme song today. • Abby Ciona • Do you have any songs memorized or stuck in your head? How can you fill yourself with God’s Word, the Bible? • Read one of the psalms mentioned in today’s reading. What is the psalmist saying about God? How might this psalm point to the hope we have in Jesus, who is God? You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7 (NIV)


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Psalm 46