Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105
Did you know that the Psalms are organized like the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible?
The first 41 Psalms are called the “Genesis Psalms,” because Genesis is the foundation book of the Bible, and these Psalms have to do with God’s sovereignty—His authority and dominion overall.
The next grouping of Psalms, Psalms 42-72, are called—you guessed it! —the “Exodus Psalms.” This is where you would go to find a Psalm about how Jesus can set us free.
What if you just want to worship and know Him as your great High Priest? You would go to the “Leviticus Psalms,” because they have to do with the priesthood of Jesus. These are Psalms 73-89. The priesthood of Jesus is very important to us. It shows us that we can have the mind of Christ and receive His gifts of wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption.
Then come the “Numbers Psalms,” Psalms 90-106. Numbers was Moses’ history. Just like the Israelites, we can often turn to grumbling and complaining. When that happens, we need to show gratitude by remembering all that God has done and how He has answered our prayers.
Finally, there are the “Deuteronomy Psalms.” They are Psalms 107-150. They are very interesting Psalms, because they have to do with the power of the Word in your life. Remember Psalm 119 is in here, which includes 179 verses about the Word of God!
I encourage you to think about which Psalm would help you today and read one from that grouping before you go to bed tonight. Remember, there is power in the Word and a song for every occasion!
Jesus, thank You for providing a Psalm for every occasion. I declare my spirit will be lifted in the same way as the Psalm must have lifted the one who first received it from God!