The Psalms witness to the Messiah
Finally, because of the preponderance of psalms (arguably, all of them)
that bear directly or indirectly on the Messiah, one must consider how David witnessed to the Messiah
and His role in the salvation of Israel and the world. Psalm 22 is an instance in which God
opened to David the mind of Christ Himself, at the very moment in which the Messiah was fulfilling His
role as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world, according to the plan and will of the Father.
This represents the pinnacle of the Spirit’s purpose in the Psalms, for the art of the Psalms finds no
more heart-felt expression than when the Psalmist presents the mind of Christ.
In attaining this lofty goal, the Spirit of God elected to employ art, the art of
poetry and song. If for no other reason than this, it behooves one to receive His revelation in the manner He has
given it, and thus to sing the Psalms. Therefore, we must now ask a further question.
What is singing?
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