Psalms 1-2; 8; 19-33; 40; 46: “The Lord Is My Shepherd” (August 8-14)

King David,” by Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), 1651

You can learn a lot from sacred music. The book of Psalms, the hymnbook of the Israelites, is packed with powerful spiritual truths. Jesus quoted from the book of Psalms more than from any other book of scripture. (See Jeffrey R. Holland, For Times of Trouble : Spiritual Solace from the Psalms, 7-8.) And quotes or paraphrases of the psalms appear at least 43 times in the Book of Mormon. (See John Hilton III, “Old Testament Psalms in the Book of Mormon,” in Ascending the Mountain of the Lord: Temple, Praise, and Worship in the Old Testament, 291–311.)

We will study the book of Psalms over the next three weeks. Here are some blog posts you may want to reference as you study the first 46 psalms this week:

Psalm #Blog post(s)
2“Those Who Put Their Trust in Him” – Helaman 12:1.
8The Star
14“No, Not One” – Moroni 10:25
19What Does It Mean for Jesus to Be Our “Redeemer?”
22Forsaken
23Shepherds
Why Is Jesus Called “the Good Shepherd?”
24“The Pure in Heart…Shall See God”
Why Is It Important to Lift Up Our Heads?
27Pavilion
30The Great Reason of Sorrow, and Also of Rejoicing – Alma 28:14
37How Will the Meek Inherit the Earth?
40In Every Particular – Alma 25:17
46“Be Still”

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