The Case for the Psalms

This afternoon the Lord Jesus’ Spirit gently prompted me to read the following book by N. T. Wright:

Widely regarded as the modern C. S. Lewis, N. T. Wright, one of the world’s most trusted and popular Bible scholars and the bestselling author of “Simply Christian” and “Surprised by Hope”, presents a manifesto urging Christians to live and pray the Bible’s Psalms.

Wright seeks to reclaim the power of the Psalms, which were once at the core of prayer life. He argues that, by praying and living the Psalms, we enter into a worldview, a way of communing with God and knowing him more intimately, and receive a map by which we understand the contours and direction of our lives. For this reason, all Christians need to read, pray, sing, and live the Psalms.

One passage in particular rang true to me today, which I wanted to share with people reading this site, as you might find it uplifting and hopeful too:

As Jesus Himself said in his fresh use of the same image, the seed is the Word of God, and however unworthy or muddled the one who sows it, it remains God’s word, and it will do its work, never failing to astonish us at its abundant productivity.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, for this inspiring little gem of a book. Highly recommended.

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