About the Psalm Notes

These are not intended as paraphrases, or particularly to be sung. They are notes of what I have found helpful to remember as I start to read the Psalm, summarising (as learned from study sources) what seems to be the main message(s), and guiding through difficult parts.

Even when I have studied a Psalm with a commentary, or heard it explained in a Bible Study or sermon, I easily get bogged down when I start again reading it on my own, and find a very brief note like this helps steer my way, keeps the main thread in my mind, or the points I have found useful to bear in mind, as I read. Maybe something like this would also encourage on to the reading of Christian commentary or Bible study notes, and particularly to the personal reading of the Psalm itself.