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Even by the high standards of the Psalms, the poems contained in Books 3 and 4 (Psalms 73–106) are extraordinary and memorable. In this thoughtful, devotional commentary, pastor-theologian Richard D. Phillips shows how these psalms’ particular honesty about the trials in our human experience magnify the justice and grace of our sovereign God. He alone offers the remedy to life’s fiercest struggles.
In our spiritual walk of faith, the psalmists take believers by the hand and guide us in our communion with God, pointing always to Christ.
As are all Reformed Expository Commentaries, this book is accessible to both pastors and lay readers. Each volume in the series gives careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.
“Rick Phillips is known for his careful exegesis, faithful exposition, theological insights, and pastoral concern. He beautifully blends these qualities in this excellent commentary on Psalms 73–106. This book should be close at hand for any preacher or teacher of the Word of God who wishes to understand the holy text and proclaim its inerrant truth.” — Daniel L. Akin, President, Professor, Preaching and Theology, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
“The Psalms open the soul to expose the heights of worship and the depths of sorrow—sometimes in the same psalm. They are, as Calvin put it, ‘an anatomy of all parts of the soul.’ Both informative to the mind and encouraging to the soul, Richard Phillips’s sermonic commentary leads the believer through valley and mountaintop to discover that wherever we are, our faithful God is there with us and will minister to our every need.” — Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“Phillips not only expounds the rich doctrinal teaching of the Psalms with clarity (a welcome resource for any pastor), but also captures something of the poignancy of the poetry that contributes so significantly to their message. With the warm pastoral insights that we’ve come to expect from him, Phillips consistently demonstrates how these songs and prayers find their fulfillment in Christ, the ultimate singer of the Psalms.” — Stephen Coleman, Assistant Professor, Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Westminster Theological Seminary
“Rick Phillips has now written a dozen or more commentaries in this series and has developed a reputation as one of the finest and most trustworthy expounders of Scripture alive today. Each volume has excelled in exegetical and homiletical skills possessed by only a very few preacher-scholars...For those collecting the series, this is a no-brainer. For those who are discovering these volumes for the first time, this is a good place to start. Phillips will guide you to a better understanding of Scripture and ensure that your feet are kept firmly on the ground.” — Derek W. H. Thomas, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
Richard D. Phillips (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series.