Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
~Psalm 139:23 (NIV)
The book of Psalms is easily one of the most well-known and well-loved in the whole of Scripture. A collection of ancient praise songs, it has inspired poets and musicians to produce their own works of art in praise to God. Most recently, Bono, the lead singer of U2, shared his own love of the Psalms in a conversation with author and biblical commentator Eugene Peterson. They have been chanted, sung, and read devotionally by countless Christians down through the ages.
Yet, if I’m honest, very rarely have I heard the Psalms preached. Continue reading