Bible Reading Coach, Week 25 (Psalms 42-72) What Do Those Mean Psalms Mean?

Some Psalms are beautiful and uplifting. Some are just plain mean-spirited. Since we'll read a lot of the second type this week, let's talk about them.

This week we’ll dig further into this amazing collection of ancient poems and hymns a​s we take a hard look at some of the Psalms that seem mean, even hateful.

The key is this: the Psalms are not God talking to us​,​ they’re us talking to God. If we miss that, we can take away some bad ideas. But if we understand it, everything makes a lot more sense.

It also comforts us when we realize ​we can take everything to God – even the bad, hurtful and hateful things we’re​ feeling​ ​– because ​God knows them already, and he loves us anyway.

And we’ll conclude with a simple reading of one of the Psalms.

The Bible Reading Coach podcast is designed to help anyone read through the Bible in a year. In 10-15 minutes each Friday, I’ll introduce you to the passage for the following week, including:

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  • How to deal with challenging passages
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  • How it applies today
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After listening, take the next week to read the passage on your own. This time you’ll have a clearer understanding of it.

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