This is a continuation of my latest series of psalmtweets which is an attempt to see how each psalm contributes to the whole. This is part of a broader experiment in using psalmtweets as a daily spiritual discipline.
The Psalms speak of the need for a broken spirit and a willing spirit, all enabled by the Holy Spirit.
Sticking to the Way ensures we flourish like a healthy sapling.
The detours threaten our very roots.
The Psalter presents a sobering picture of humanity’s inability to pursue justice, truth, community and well-being.
The Psalms show a single-minded confidence in Yahweh;
a God who has acted, is acting and will act.
There is nothing new about discord among God’s people.
Though flight is tempting, we instead need to run to Yahweh.
Trust defines the life of faith.
Dependence on Yahweh is key on the path.
The eyes of faith perceive a God of loving-kindness amidst the pain of the journey.
The Psalms help us pray against false Gods, whether ancient near-eastern deities or the trappings of Western culture.
The Psalms have an organic relationship with the Law, the Prophets and the other Writings.
The journey of communities of faith is oft times touched by pain and trial.