The Psalms takes all the Law and history that we have been reading for the past several months and says, “so what?” Where do I go with this information?
Where we go is directly into the heart of God. What makes the songs in this book so powerful is that they are written in direct address to God, much like a love song is written from one lover to another.
The Psalms are wonderful because they plunge the depths of human emotion and they are not afraid to be completely honest with God. If the writer is elated, he waxes eloquently about the glory and majesty and beauty of God. If the writer is angry with God, he tells Him so. If the writer is in deep depression, he wallows in his self-pity for God and the world to see.