A psalm a day helps you work, rest, and pray

Psalmtweets (Summer 2015): Psalms 71-80

Here are some psalmtweets from a few weeks ago. I post these in the hope that others might have a go. I still find that tweeting one a day is a fruitful spiritual discipline. The act of capturing something of a psalm in 140 characters is both challenging and rewarding. Sometimes they succeed and echo some central dynamic of a psalm, on other occasions they perhaps do not work so well. The act of doing it, however, is always rewarding.

Psalm 71:
Yahweh, my refuge, I am safe in you. Lord, my rock, I can build a life on you. God, my shield, you are before me. #psalmtweets

Psalm 72:
The Psalter has a structure. This psalm marks, in a sense, the end of David’s reign; Solomon and others now follow. #psalmtweets

Psalm 73:
Asking Yahweh challenging and difficult questions is both normal and allowable, from a stance of faith and trust. #psalmtweets

Psalm 74:
The fall of Jerusalem is a key event which gave rise to psalms and shaped the Psalter. #psalmtweets

Psalm 75:
The Psalms speak of reversal. One day the power of God’s opposition will be shown to be an illusion. #psalmtweets

Psalm 76:
The Psalms speak of both Yahweh’s transcendence and His imminence. He is holy warrior and yet He is approachable. #psalmtweets

Psalm 77:
The Psalms record the dialogue of the tempestuous relationship between Yahweh and Israel. #psalmtweets

Psalm 78:
The Psalter reminds us of the fruitfulness of re telling their story, which is our story and also His story. #psalmtweets

Psalm 79:
Theology, atrocity & emotion. Religion, pain & a cry for vengeance. Lord, how long? Lord, grant us love and peace. #psalmtweets

Psalm 80:
O Yahweh, shine on us that we, your vine, might bear fruit worthy of you, the living creator God. #psalmtweets

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This blog’s central aim is to explore all aspects of how the Psalter (the biblical psalms) functions as Scripture today.

To this end it will also include book reviews on the Book of Psalms and related topics.

Some posts will reflect more broadly on biblical interpretation or hermeneutics.

If you like what you see here and want to arrange for me to give a lecture, run a teaching event or a short retreat based around The Psalms then contact me so we can discuss how this might work.

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