The Bible is the testimony of our Creator’s great love for his creation; but, also of the great war between YaHavah (YHVH) and Satan (Lucifer) that began with Satan’s rebellion in heaven before the creation of the heavens and earth we know. The effects of that war are written from the heart of David, Solomon, and other authors in the Psalms, Proverbs, and throughout the Bible by direction of YaHavah. His purpose is to teach all people to give glory to YaHavah for His peace He offers through His son, Jesus Christ.
There are sixty-six books in the Judeo/Christian Bible. Thirty-nine of those books are Old Testament with a constant call to turn to YaHavah as opposed to the evil brought into this world by Lucifer, aka, Satan. The twenty-seven books of the New Testament continue that call through the Son of YaHavah, Jesus. His purpose is to prepare YaHavah’s creation for the final destruction of Satan, his evil, and all who do not listen to and love YaHavah.
Psalms and Proverbs should be among the first books used in teaching new Bible students about YHVH (YaHavah). Unfortunately, they are not. These books are usually relegated to the classification of “boring” along with genealogies and the repetition of Israel’s history. Every time I think how boring something is, the Spirit of YaHavah gives me a book or article project to teach me his purpose in it. They are lessons on how He instills His life in a world filled with the death of Satan’s oppressive evil. Learning how to read the Psalms and Proverbs, and apply their teaching to everyday life is just as important as learning what Jesus taught, because the sentiments of these books are the core of what he taught. They are Bible Primers 101 and 102. We begin with a brief Introduction of Psalms.
BOOKS OF THE PSALMS
One-hundred-fifty Psalms are divided into five books of prayers to YaHavah for salvation from the evil that has washed over all generations like a flood since the beginning. The content of each book is closely associated with the content of the books of Moses and remembrance of Israel’s Exodus. The Psalms are prayers of acknowledgement to YaHavah.
- Book 1—Psalms 1-41—(Genesis) Psalms on the Sovereignty of YHVH
- Book 2—Psalms 42-72—(Exodus) Psalms on the Redemption of YHVH
- Book 3—Psalms 73-89—(Leviticus) Psalms on the Sanctuary of YHVH
- Book 4—Psalms 90-106—(Numbers) Psalms on Victory through YHVH
- Book 5—Psalms 107-150—(Deuteronomy) Psalms on the spoken word of YHVH
Evil shows its face in the oppressors who are against YaHavah’s righteous line from Seth (third son of Adam) to Jesus (first and only son of YaHavah), and thereafter to the end. In his Psalms, David, the righteous king of Judah, expresses the anguish caused by oppression from other humans and the whispering enchantments of the invisible fallen angels. It surrounded him constantly. Even so, he expresses his love and trust in YaHavah throughout his reign as king and in his writings. Today the oppressors have different faces, but inflict the same anguish David felt, which is why the Psalms are useful to every generation.
The next five pages contain the index of chapter headings in affirmation of the usefulness of Psalms in learning more about YaHavah and Jesus. These chapter headings are studies of YaHavah and Jesus, all by themselves, even so, each is linked to a simple sermon lesson beneficial to any congregation.