5 Stars Out Of 5
Wisdom and Beauty. The Psalms.
December 28, 2012
This book is the perfect companion to Living the Proverbs, and it can be read on its own as well. Living the Psalms, by Charles Swindoll.
It is obvious that the proverbs are full of insights for the daily grind- after all, they are hard hitting wisdom in short pieces. The psalms are the perfect complement to the Proverbs. The Psalms have been comforting, soothing and refreshing us for centuries. The proverbs have been convicting us, giving us wisdom and teaching us for centuries. The Psalms are the most beautiful poetry ever written and have poured from the lips of thousands of Christians through the centuries. Yet, as much as we have heard them, sung them,read them, whispered them, cried over them and through them, there is still new wine to press out of them, as Charles Spurgeon said of the Scriptures. Charles Swindoll wrote this 324 page book to help us taste the joy, majesty, wisdom, and Praise! of the Psalms as we search them for insights for the daily Grind. A friend of mine reading the Bible for the first time straight through loved the proverbs, and needed help with the psalms. This book came just in time for them!
The Psalms are Wisdom and Beauty combined perfectly, and God Sovereignly gave us the book at the perfect time. Some of the readings even spoke to my heart as my heart's own cry the very day I read them. Psalm 139 spoke to my heart the night after meeting a very sad young apprentice who was working at our house. He felt lost and alone in the world. He needs to know God has his days in His Book, that there is nowhere he can flee from God's Presence- neither heaven nor sheol can hide him from God's eyes. Psalm 139 needs to be pressed into his heart indelibly, and I pray it will someday be his song.
Lord, you hem me in, behind and before!
You have searched me and know me!
Such knowledge is too wonderful,
too high for me to attain!
After reading Pastor Swindoll's insights on Psalm 139, I prayed it through as a prayer. I was blessed to receive this book from Worthy Publishing free for a review.