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Soul Food of the Poets

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The Instructional Section (Job – Malachi) contains 22 books that we’ll break into two units: Poetical Books (5) and Prophetical Books (17). In the Foundational Section we engaged God’s compass-setting for his people and in the Historical Section we observed how the people did in relationship to the compass. In this section, we’ll see the peoples’ experience through the eyes of the poets, examine heart issues in that experience and feel both the encouragement and correction of good instruction. Welcome to the poets! Get ready for some soul food.


Soul Food of the Poets

I. Historical review

II. Instructional section, poetic

A. Notes on five key verses

1. Job 19:25

2. Psalm 23

3. Proverbs 3:5-6

4. Ecclesiastes 3:1-3

5. Song of Solomon 8:6-7

B. Two kinds of literature (poetry) in this section

1. Psalms (praises)

2. Wisdom

3. The Bible's poetic literature emphasizes two aspects of worship: praises and godly living

4. The books in the Poetry section reflect on their hearts

C. Key words for the 5 poetical books

1. Job

2. Psalms

3. Proverbs

4. Ecclesiastes

5.Song of Solomon

III. Remember

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