I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?—Psalm 121:1
With this month’s issue, I have completed writing on all 150 psalms in four devotional studies. It has been a transformative experience. I am continually struck by the psalmists’ honesty with God, the careful artistry of their poems, and their relationship with God in joy and sorrow. When I pray the Psalms, I am joining in the same prayers that God’s people have voiced for some 3,000 years.
This month, we are studying Book 5 (Psalms 107–150). In this section, the whole gamut of human experience is brought before God in prayer. But there is more praise than lament, and the book concludes with a rousing Hallelujah Chorus! My prayer is that through this study, we will:
Your devotional author,
Ryan J. Cook
Dr. Ryan Cook has taught at Moody Bible Institute since 2012. He holds degrees from Moody Bible Institute, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and Asbury Theological Seminary. Before joining Moody’s faculty, Ryan served as a pastor in Michigan for seven years. He lives with his wife, Ashley, and their three children in Northwest Indiana.