Spiritual Gift of the Psalms
I was just reading an article from the blogger of "Stoned-Campbell Disciple" and something he wrote about being in community and how the Psalms point this out really struck me. Here it is. . .
The Gift of Community/God’s PeopleThe Psalms teach us the importance and infinite value of God’s community. This is itself a very anti-gnostic thrust in the Psalms. The Psalms from Ps 1 to Ps 150 are communal and public. The Psalms force the person to identify with the “Great Tradition” of God’s people. The Psalm is prayed in the context of corporate worship. I am part of the community. That is the great assembly – the church – that is before the Mercy Seat of the Enthroned King. I pray with you. I worship with you. I confess with you. I receive grace and mercy with you. I NEED YOU to be what God wants me to me. I am part of a very long line of people that have prayed these very words – including Jesus. Community is not a option according to the Psalms. The Spiritual Gift of the Psalms is turning my relationship with God from a “me and God” to an “US and God.”
From: "Seven Spiritual Gifts of the Psalms", by Bobby Valentine, 2-16-16
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