The psalms are broken down into five separate books. Psalms 1-41 are contained in Book I and are dealt with in this volume. Book II contains psalms 42-72; Book III contains psalms 73-89; Book IV contains psalms 90-106 and Book V contains psalms 107-150.
I’ve titled this work Psalm Salve because though I’ve read through the psalms numerous times throughout my Christian walk, I’d never studied them in depth until I began this book. Doing so has not only given me a new perspective on the value of the psalms themselves, but has proven both comforting and medicinal to my own personal circumstances. Like salve to a tender wound, the psalms give merciful treatment to an injured soul.
I pray you find that same comfort, mercy and medicine in this commentary. My notes have been heavily influenced by the work of Matthew Henry and he is often quoted and referenced herein. May our insights as well as the Holy Spirit be the salve of salvation and healing for all those who find themselves immersed in the wisdom of God’s holy words found in the psalms.