If Proverbs is the biblical version of “Twitter”, as Pastor Andrew wrote last week, then the Book of Psalms is the bible’s hymnal and prayer book. It is a long-cherished book by Christians. The bible is about God, inspired by God’s Spirit, and written to us: in other words, God’s self-revelation to us. It reveals his attributes, records his actions toward man, and in return man’s response to God through history. It is not only the final authority for all of life and doctrine, but the authority and revelation of man’s experience of faith. This, I believe, is why the Psalms are so cherished in the hearts of God’s children. The early church father Athanasius wrote:

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