The Psalms are the very heart of Holy Scripture. The Book of Psalms has been called “The Prayer and Praise Book of Israel”, but, of course, the Psalms are not the exclusive property of that favoured nation. Believers of all ages have sung them and have revelled in the sweetness of these inspired songs. It seems as though every human emotion and every spiritual ambition finds expression in the poetry of the Psalms…The Saviour Himself, however, has provided the key to the most profitable of all meditations, that is to find Christ in the Psalms. Here we may find His sufferings and His glory, His feelings and His tender inner experiences. On that memorable first day of the week on the way to Emmaus, and later in Jerusalem in the midst of His disciples, He showed those early believers that He was in all the Scriptures, and He made special reference to the Psalms (Lk 24:27, 44). Indeed certain Psalms are called “Messianic” because, apart from Himself, the Messiah, there can be no ultimate understanding or fulfilment of those particular Psalms.
The Psalms are many believers’ favorite book of the Bible, and for good reason. But have you ever thought about how even songs of praise can point and lead to Jesus?
Psalms 22-24 are known to be such Psalms, “Psalms of the Cross, the Crook, and the Crown,” moving from the sufferings of Christ to the glory that will follow. How do we know these are Messianic Psalms and not just what David was going through at the time? In the What the Bible Teaches Commentary: Psalms the author explains different thoughts and reasons we can come to this conclusion as part of the introduction to Psalm 22. He then goes into the verses of the Psalm, including cross-references, word studies, along with the well-researched commentary. (And all of this is linked to Strong’s for instant word studies!)
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