Exploring the first 8 of the Pslams in Scripture.

The Psalms are the Word of God and as such form a text that deals with spiritual realities. Throughout them we find an expression of the struggle to come into an acceptance of what truths teach, which stand in contradiction to the conclusions and inferences that we draw from our senses. We see the alternation between darkness and light, between what is being experienced in the struggle on the one hand and what is understood to be true on the other. The tension created in these alternate states centres on what is to be believed. This is the experience of those who are in the spiritual life – this expansion and contraction, the dark states and the light, the turmoil and peace. This is the rhythm of the spiritual breath as we move from learning to doing, from knowing to being, and back again.