Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Psalms

This Sunday morning I will begin a class on the Psalms. 13 weeks to cover 150 psalms? So I have tried to pick out a few that kind of represent the whole psalter.

Of course, I had to include Psalm 1. It is one of my favorite passages in Scripture -- maybe because it was one of the earliest passages I committed to memory when I was young. And I love Psalm 63, too. So I have included it. And I have to include the 23rd Psalm.

But my favorite? Psalm 139. I have always liked it. But having been to a concert and heard Michael W. Smith quote it -- it was incredibly moving.

Interesting: If you buy a New Testament, it will probably also include the Psalms. Why? You won't find Leviticus in it. I find it incredible the way the Psalms continue to connect with us.

How about you? What is your favorite Psalm?


Beverly Ross said...

I start every day by praying the first 8 verses of Psalm 63. These words capture my heart.

Josh Ross said...

13, 24, 46, 83, 100--I'll stop there.

jenny biz said...

119, 13, 63 and I too LOVE Michael's quoting of 139. I have it on DVD if you want to borrow it!

Kyle R. said...

1,8,13,23,51 come to mind immediately for me.

Anonymous said...


At your next prayer gathering, have copies and ask all the men say (shout) it aloud, and rapidly. It'll take a few times through before they stop mumbling and shout for joy to the Lord. I'm hoping we'll be able to memorize it soon.

Michael Tucker

Jeff said...

23 and 51 are my two favorites. Security and mercy.