A Month In “The Book of Thunder”
By Fin Sheridan
Well, August. You got here fast. The schools have broken up, holidays are well underway and it’s time for us to try something a little bit different here at CBN READ. During the month of August, we’re going to be diving into the book of Psalms.
Why Psalms? Well, Psalms is a pretty special book. 150 poems, songs, ballads and laments, pulled together into the middle of the Bible. The Psalms cover every scenario and human experience. Eugene Peterson, who gave us “The Message” Bible, says that “Everything that a person can possibly feel, experience, and say is brought into expression before God in the Psalms.”
Throughout Christian history, the Psalms have been celebrated. They are called “Jesus’ hymnbook” because of how often he quotes them. Author Steven Lawson says, in his book about the reformer Martin Luther, that “Romans gave Luther his theology, but it was the Psalms that gave him his thunder.”
Matthew Henry, who wrote one of the most widely used commentaries of the Bible, says that “We have now before us one of the choicest parts of the Old Testament, wherein there is so much of Christ and his gospel, as well as of God and his law, that it has been called the summary of both Testaments.”
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