You open it to find personal letters to your great grandfather from his children--letters asking him difficult questions, commenting on his importance in history, asking his advice, begging for his help, and gratefully acknowledging his love and faithfulness.
If you wanted to learn more about this family patriarch, you'd study these letters.
For the same reason, we study the Psalms--letters, songs and poems written to One far greater than a righteous relative. Divinely inspired, they give us a look into our Heavenly Father’s heart through the eyes of his children who pleased Him, disappointed Him, suffered for Him, shared His glory, and asked Him difficult questions about life.
"I sought the Lord and He answered me..." Psalm 34:4Reading some of the Psalms each day is a good practice. If you read the number corresponding to the day's date in increments of 30, you'll read the book of Psalms each month. For example, If the date were June 1, you'd read Psalm 1, 31, 61, 91, and 121.
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
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