Who is your favorite Psalm author?

David
80% (4 votes)
Sons of Korah
0% (0 votes)
Asaph
20% (1 vote)
Solomon
0% (0 votes)
Moses
0% (0 votes)
Heman
0% (0 votes)
Ethan
0% (0 votes)
Other (please comment)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 5
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Ed Vasicek's picture

The Psalms are beautiful in every way, rich in devotion, amazing in theology.

I love the Psalms of the Sons of Korah, but David still squeaks by as my favorite. What about you?

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Aaron Blumer's picture

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For both quantity and richness of background info, would have to be David.

Dick Dayton's picture

The Lord has encouraged and challenged me through all the different writers, and it would be hard to pick a "top" one. However, David is openly honest as he speaks to the Lord and writes down his thoughts. When he was frustrated, he questioned if God were even aware of what was happening on earth, and, if He knew, did He even care ? Then, as David continues the psalm and recounts his dealings with the Lord, he comes to the conclusion that, yes, in fact, God is totally aware and deeply concerned about what happens. In our times of heartache and frustration, it is good to remember both the honesty and the confidence of David in the face of God. God did not rebuke David for his open heart.

However, we must not forget the gem of Psalm 73, written by Asaph. Again, he begins with his frustrated, short sighted view of life, and pours out his complaint. It is only when he looks more deeply that he sees life from an eternal perspective. Then, he realizes that "Whom have I in heaven but You, and there is none upon earth that I desire besides You."

Dick Dayton

Ed Vasicek's picture

Dick Dayton wrote:
The Lord has encouraged and challenged me through all the different writers, and it would be hard to pick a "top" one. However, David is openly honest as he speaks to the Lord and writes down his thoughts. When he was frustrated, he questioned if God were even aware of what was happening on earth, and, if He knew, did He even care ? Then, as David continues the psalm and recounts his dealings with the Lord, he comes to the conclusion that, yes, in fact, God is totally aware and deeply concerned about what happens. In our times of heartache and frustration, it is good to remember both the honesty and the confidence of David in the face of God. God did not rebuke David for his open heart.

However, we must not forget the gem of Psalm 73, written by Asaph. Again, he begins with his frustrated, short sighted view of life, and pours out his complaint. It is only when he looks more deeply that he sees life from an eternal perspective. Then, he realizes that "Whom have I in heaven but You, and there is none upon earth that I desire besides You."

Psalm 73 is amazingly meaningful. The more I pursue my hobby as the "Midrash Detective," the more I conclude that many verses in the New Testament find their origin in the Psalms.
I think it was the Puritans who believed that the books of Deuteronomy, Psalms, and Isaiah were the key OT background books when it came to New Testament studies. I agree.

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