I will turn my mind to a parable, with the harp I will solve my problem. ~Psalm 49I came across this Scripture verse during Evening Prayer a couple of weeks ago and I really love it. Since civilization's infancy, we have looked to art, poetry, literature and music to "solve (our) problems." Part of the continued relevance of the Bible lies in the fact that it is Truth told in poetry and story.
Jesus knew the effectiveness of getting one's point across in stories, and told countless parables to the people.
The Psalms are ancient poetry which cries out to God, giving voice to our deepest longings, darkest sorrow and most transporting joy. In all of these, God is central and is made a part of the writer's everyday life. How could it be otherwise?