In the first post in this three part series, we looked at how the Psalms, authored by our Triune God, contain many references and allusions to the Trinity. In the Psalms, often we are reading and singing of the Father, Son, and Spirit without perhaps the awareness we should have.
With the second installment, we saw how these songs were prepared especially for Jesus Christ by the Father to guide and comfort him in his atoning ministry as our Mediator. Then, as we live in union with Christ, the Psalms lead us, as David Murray says in his work Jesus on Every Page, to sing of, in, and with Jesus.
In this final segment, we’ll consider seven of the ways the seven-fold Spirit of God is found in the Psalter.
The Spirit’s authorship is apparent.
We know that all of Scripture is “inspired by God” (II Timothy 3:16) or, as is closer to the original meaning, “God-breathed.” The Bible contains the breathed-out words of God through his Spirit. In all of Scripture men were moved by the Holy Spirit to give us the very thoughts of God (II Peter 1:20-21).
As one of the thirty-nine Old Testament books, clearly the Psalms […]