Protestant Christians since the time of the Reformation have prioritized individual and corporate reading of the Bible itself. Certainly, books of theology and God-focused resources own an important place in the Christian life, but these cannot replace engaging directly in God's Word. After all, it's Scripture that is "profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
That's what this journal is all about.
In these pages you will read a particular collection of psalms known as the Psalms of Ascent. These psalms celebrate Israel's return from exile and point to the future hope of salvation in Christ. With notes and reflections from Old Testament scholar James H. Hamilton, this journal is designed to help you to study the psalmist's words for yourself, and apply insights from these passages in your own life.
Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, Christian Standard Bible® (CSB ®)
- The Psalms of Ascent
- SBTS Study Journal