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There are many spiritual lessons that we as Christians can learn from a study of the Psalms. The following are some lessons that we as God’s children can learn from studying this marvelous book of God’s servant, David:

1) God is “holy” (Psalm 99:3,5,9), therefore we should be “holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16).
2) As God’s children, we should “thirst” for God (Psalm 42:2; Psalm 63:1; Matthew 5:6).
3) We should praise the Lord among the people and sing unto Him among the nations because of His great mercy and truth (Psalm 57:9-10; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
4) We should express “joy” in God’s house (Psalm 122:1; Gal. 5:22; Hebrews 10:25).
5) We should practice the presence of God (Psalm 23; Psalm 91; Matthew 28:20; Romans 8:35-39).
6) We should demonstrate our love for God’s Word (Psalm 119; Matthew 5:14-16; Colossians 3:16).
7) We should be thankful for God’s care and provision (Psalm 65:9; Psalm 121; 1 Peter 5:7).
8) We can take refuge in God (Psalm 46:1,7,11; Colossians 1:9-13).
9) We learn about the “suffering” Savior (Psalm 22); the conquering King (Psalm 2; Psalm 72; Psalm 110) and that we should be a “willing” volunteer in His army (Psalm 110:3; Ephesians 6:10-18)
10) We need to be a part of the growing kingdom of God and “Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth” (Psalm 96:10) because the Lord “shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth” (Psalm 96:13; John 12:48-50).
11) We need to be always willing to confess sin in our lives (Psalm 32:5; Psalm 51:3; 1 John 1:8-10) and to seek God’s forgiveness (Psalm 51:1-2; Luke 18:13) in order to “conquer” sin (Psalm 130:7-8; 1 John 1:9).
12) We need never have doubts about God’s dealing with the wicked (Psalm 37:7-10; Rev. 21:8).
13) If we will trust in the Lord, He will protect us from those that would harm us (Psalm 31:11-20).