In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Psalms is a book of poetry expressed in praise and worship. It is the second of the five books of poetry and wisdom. Psalms comes from the Greek word Psalmoi, plural for Psalmos. In the broad definition, it means pious songs played with musical instruments. It comprises a collection of 150 palms written mostly by David, Asaph and the Sons of Korah. Many are anonymous and one was written by Moses. The collection is a compilation from the time of Moses to the return of the exiles from captivity in Babylonia, which spanned a period of approximately 1,000 years from c. 1400-400 BC. The Book is subdivided into five books corresponding to the themes of the five books of The Law found in the Hebrew and Holy Bibles. Each psalm ends with a doxology, a congregational expression of praise.

The psalms should be read as an inspirational source of encouragement for us today. They are a reflection of our human frailty and God’s grace and mercy toward us. God is just and He has not changed since the beginning of creation. He will reward those who are obedient and bring judgment to the wicked. He will restore those who repent and bring down those who are stiff-necked.

David was a man after God’s own heart. Even though he was Israel’s greatest king and anointed by God, he experienced failures. Even so, he never lost faith because he trusted in God as his redeemer. The Book of Psalms includes many Messianic prophecies of the coming of our redeemer, Jesus Christ.

Psalms 1-41: Book I – Theme of Genesis

Psalms 42-72: Book II – Theme of Exodus

Psalms 73-89: Book III – Theme of Leviticus

Psalms 90-106: Book IV – Theme of Numbers

Psalms 107-150: Book V – Theme of Deuteronomy