Psalms is Israel's hymnal: it is poetry laced with strong theology. In Hebrew, this book is called Tehillim = "Praises." There are 55 psalms addressed to "the chief musician." [Greek: psalmoi, "a poem to be sung to a stringed instrument" or psaltar, for harp or stringed instrument.]
History instructs: Law teaches: prophecy announces, rebukes, chastens: morality persuades. Psalms is the medicine and succor for the comfort and encouragement of us all. They are written to the individual-all of us, individually.
Jesus said that the psalms spoke about Him (Lk 24:44). Christ's birth, betrayal, agony, death, resurrection, ascension, coming again in glory, and His worldwide reign-all are pictured in inspired vividness. They constitute irrefutable testimony to the Divine inspiration of the Scripture.