The Psalms Project was founded by J.D. Grimes after he began studying through the book of Psalms.
In the summer of 2015, I felt a strong desire to begin teaching the word of God. I had been reading my Bible a lot, and each time I read through the book of Psalms, I could see the story of Christ’s first and second comings being unfurled over and over again in the book. I had always thought of the Psalms in much the same way as I suppose most Christians do, as poetic prayer and praise. I did not think of the book of Psalms as a book of doctrine or a book of prophecy. When hard-pressed, we can call to mind prophetic passages from the book of Psalms, like Psalms 2, 22, or 118. But to think that Psalms was primarily a book of prophecy was a revelation to me.
As I shared these thoughts on the book of Psalms with my family, they wanted to take a look at the prophetic side of the book of as well. However, it was not until a year or so later that we began a study of the book.
I have several of the Psalms memorized (Psalms 1, 8, 23, 100, 101, and portions of others), and as I would meditate on these I could see how they fit into the big picture of Psalms as a book of doctrine and prophecy. One night, as I lay in bed meditating on Psalm 1, I was overcome with a desire to begin expounding this to others as well. And so, a short while later, I began teaching through the book of Psalms with my family.
As I began this study, I found that the book of Psalms was more than just a book of prayer and praise. And in fact, that it was more than just a book of prophecy. It is also a book of doctrine.
As we went through Psalms 10, 11, and 12, I began to understand some things as I had never understood them before. These truths in God’s word were so prescient, and so powerful, that I felt compelled to share them.
So on May 18, 2016, this site was born, and what had begun to grow as an idea in the mind of J.D. had actually started in earnest.