March 28th, 2011

Milk and Honey, Comfort and Joy

Three Psalms in context

This morning I was curious to see if there were any psalms composed during the period of 1st Samuel. I skimmed through the poem headers and found a few. It's incredibly refreshing to read these in context. In my ignorance of Jewish history, I have an unfortunate tendency to gloss over the book of Psalms aimlessly and randomly. Each psalm seems the same and no one seems very different from the next. But the psalms were written by real people in very real life situations. They are each unique and precious if one will patiently and carefully seek them out. Come listen to David during the years of 1 Samuel! Collapse )