Jesus in the Psalms

By Kurt Selles

August 31, 2021

The psalms contain some of the most well-known and well-loved verses in all of the Bible: “the Lord is my shepherd,” “God is our refuge and strength,” “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.”

In reading them, have you ever asked questions about the psalms? What is the story behind the psalm? Who is speaking in the psalm? What is the message of the psalm?

We might find surprising answers to those questions if we listen to the psalm with Jesus in mind. Then we may hear the psalm telling his story or raising his voice or conveying his message. It’s not the only way to listen to a psalm, but there is something right about listening to a psalm this way.

For the next month, let’s listen to psalms with Jesus in mind as we explore “Jesus in the Psalms.” We hope this encourages and deepens your love for Jesus.

This month’s writer, Bob Arbogast, is the pastor of Celebration Fellowship church in Ionia, Michigan. In his spare time, he plays guitar in a West Michigan blues band. He and his wife, Jan, have been married forty years and have three adult daughters. Bob has been praying the psalms since 2002.

As you read the Today devotions this month, may you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!

Begin with day one of Jesus in the Psalms here or download the full PDF.

About the author — Kurt Selles

Kurt Selles is the director of ReFrame Ministries and serves as the Executive Editor of Today. He is a graduate of Calvin College and Seminary, and received his PhD from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to ReFrame, he served 19 years in Taiwan and China with CRC World Missions. Kurt later taught missions at Beeson Divinity School, where he also acted as the director of the school’s Global Center. Kurt and his wife, Vicki, reside in Grand Rapids and have three adult children.

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