At the Logos Talk blog, Mark Ward writes about “How to Use a Commentary to Study the Psalms.” In the article, Ward describes his own process of studying Psalm 44, and how various commentaries provided helpful insights at the right times.
What Ward does well is show us his own attempts to wrestle with the text, as well as his willingness to consider the insights of others. He avoids the hubris of thinking he doesn’t need any outside help to interpret the psalm. And he avoids the laziness of allowing one or more commentaries to do all his thinking for him.
So for an example of how one might use such tools well, check it out!