Many people find wisdom, comfort and strength through reading chapters of the book of Psalms. This is because the book is a chronicle of supplication and praise to God. Written mostly by King David, Psalms follows the ups and downs of his dramatic life. We relate to the emotions and experiences expressed in its verses. Here are a few things that you many not know about this rich and fascinating book.
2. There are several key players in Psalms. God is praised throughout the book. David wrote many of the Psalms and composed music to accompany them. Cush, the Benjamite is an enemy of David. Jeduthun and Asaph are musicians in David’s court. Saul is the first King of Israel who tried to kill David because he saw him as a threat to his throne. The Sons of Korah are a family of Levites.
God is praised throughout the book.
4. The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119. It has 176 verses and more words than any other chapter in the Bible.
5. The shortest book in the Bible is Psalm 117. It has the following 2 verses;
"Praise the Lord, all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord."
7. Psalms 95, 100 and 150 are among the many Psalms of praise. In these Psalms, the Psalmist openly expresses his emotions to God, but praises God despite his understanding and feelings.
8. Psalm 117 is the midpoint of the Bible. There are 594 verses before it, and 594 verses after it.
Keep reading and you will find direction and solace within the verses of praise and trust.
"For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction."
Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” It has been said that you can find a match for any of your emotions within the pages of Psalms. Keep reading and you will find direction and solace within the verses of praise and trust. Memorize verses from the Psalms and they will comfort you and give you wisdom in many situations. Like David expresses in Psalm 103:1, we can say, “(Of David). Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.”