I haven't spent much time thinking about the actual poetry of the Psalms. Maybe some of that is my lack of understanding of poetry in general, let alone of Ancient Hebrew Poetry. Maybe it was my want to "find God" that pushed out anything else. Maybe it was my wrestling with all the battle images.
Regardless, in Psalms 67 and 68, I saw the beauty of the poetry!
Psalm 67 sounded like a song we might sing today...."Let all the people Thank you God!" Finally an actual refrain!
And the metaphors in Psalm 68 all the metaphors. "Like smoke is driven away." "Like wax melting before fire" (v.2). Heaven pouring and showering abundant rain (v.8-9). The processions in vs. 24-27 and the wild animals in v.30. It was beautiful!
Where did you find beauty in these two Psalms? Have you found ways to find the beauty in the Psalms?
O God of Creation! Thank you for the beauty of your creation. The beauty of the world and of the creation of our minds. Thank you for your wonders! May we treat your creation with the care that you would! In your name we pray! Amen.