Learning to Commune with God
The book of Psalms is the only book in the Bible that is actually written to God. From Genesis to Revelation, Scripture is God's Word to us. It is the Word of God—so it's God speaking to us.
The book of Psalms is the only book in the Bible that is actually written to God.
But there's one book in the middle—a big book right in the center of the Bible—that is not only God speaking to us and giving us his Word, but also God giving us a way to speak to him. It's the one book in the Bible that includes prayers. Everywhere else in the Bible you you might think, How do I read a chapter in Ezekiel or in the Gospels and turn that into prayer? In the Psalms, it's already done for you!
So the Psalms are especially suited for this devotional type of reflection.
The purpose of reading the Bible devotionally is to commune with God and grow closer to him.
The Psalms give us language to pray to God when we are guilty and seeking forgiveness.
Meditation on the Psalms lifts our eyes and reminds us to be mindful of God.