Psalms Reflects Israel 's Personal And Corporate Relationship With Their God

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The book of Psalms reflects Israel’s personal and corporate relationship with their God through worship and praise. Israelites understood the glory, the majesty and the sovereignty of their God. They wrote songs of praise and thanksgiving to their Lord, they sang of God’s greatness and power. Psalms vividly show the majesty of God as the King of kings and Lord of lords. “The Lord is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land”(psalm 10:16); “Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty— he is the King of glory” (psalm 24:10); “The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever” (psalm 29:10); “Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle” (psalm 24:8); “For the Lord is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king” (psalm 89:18); “For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods” (psalm 95:3). “The book of psalms contains royal psalms that represent the special relationship between God and the king of Israel. These psalms describe the king as God’s special representative to rule Israel” (Encountering the Old Testament, p. 308), the Lord would accomplish his purpose through His anointed servant (king), and the king’s faithfulness to God’s decrees would bring God’s blessing forever. In Psalm 2:2,7, the king is God 's anointed one and his own adopted son. Psalm 72 and 101 say that the king is to be loyal to God, to establish justice and righteousness and to help the needy .…

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