The psalms in the epistles

, David in prayer, by Master of the Ingeborg Psalter [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
David in prayer, via Wikimedia Commons
What does the New Testament say about the purpose of psalms in the Christian’s life?

  • The psalms are a means of edification (1 Corinthians 14:26)
  • They are a means or expression of being filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18-20)
  • They are a means through which the word of Christ dwells richly in us (Colossians 3:16)
  • They are a means of teaching and admonishing (Colossians 3:16)