This past Spring, Crossway released the Devotional Psalter. I love reading the Psalms everyday. In seminary, Don Whitney taught me a method of finding the Psalms of the Day (take today’s date and add 30 to it 4x to find the Psalms of the Day, today’s Psalms of the Day would be 19, 49, 79, 109, and 139). Then, I would take one of those Psalms and read it, using it as a springboard for prayer and helping my heart prepare for the day.
The layout of the text in this volume is splended. Nice margins, spacing, and typeface help the reader feel like they are a part of something that is special, which is certainly the case when we’re in the Psalms.
But, the reality is that sometimes I’m reading along and the light doesn’t come on very quickly. While the devotional psalter has an amazing text layout, it also includes a brief devotion to help foster devotional insights, often with a view toward Christ. Time and again as I’ve used this recently, I’ve been helped by these short content pieces. Here’s an example of what this looks like on the page:
I was also helped by the video intro from Dane Ortlund:
I’d encourage you to grab the Devotional Psalter, especially for your devotions, as a way to warm the affections of your heart around truths that point to Christ and draw you out to worship the One who made you.