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It’s Time to Begin! {Intro and Resources for Psalm 1-5}

Join Good Morning Girls as we read through the Bible cover to cover one chapter a day. Here are the resources you need to study the book of Psalms #Biblestudy #Psalms #WomensBibleStudy #GoodMorningGirls

Cue the Confetti!  It’s time to begin!!!  I am so excited to begin the Book of Psalms 1-50 with you!

{If you don’t have your Journal yet – it’s available on Amazon for just  $8.09.}

Down through the centuries, believers have turned to the book of Psalms, as their favorite book of the Bible. Do you need encouragement, comfort, guidance, healing, courage or joy?

Then -> Read the book of Psalms!

The depth of emotion expressed by the writers makes this book relatable, encouraging, and comforting. It is a collection of poems, hymns, songs and prayers. They express deep and sincere faith in the midst of trials and tribulations.

The Hebrew word for “psalms” means “to pluck”. This implies that the Psalms were to be accompanied by a stringed instrument. The poetic rhythm and figurative language used, clearly expresses the emotion the writer was feeling.

In the New Testament, believers are instructed to sing psalms:

Ephesians 5:19 says, “address one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.”

Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” 

Though this book was written many years ago, it is still relevant to believers today.

So let’s get started!

This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:

(Facebook Leaders:  You can use this as your Facebook Header this week. Just right click and “save as” or screen shot it.)

This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions

(Leaders: Copy and paste these into your groups.  If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.)

Chapter 1

This psalm depicts the characteristics of a godly person who loves God’s Word and God’s ways versus a wicked person.

What fruit are you seeing in your life as a result of your love for God and His Word? Is there anything in your life that causes you to not produce fruit?

Chapter 2

God calls the kings of the earth to surrender to him and fear Him. We are to rejoice with trembling. A proper fear of God leads to rejoicing because we know how safe we are with him.

In what ways do you fear God and how does that affect your daily life?

Chapter 3

In a difficult situation, David chose to lift his eyes to the Lord and acknowledge His power. He has a deep trust in God.

As you go through trials, how can you choose to increase your faith instead of increasing your fears?

Chapter 4

David instructed his people what to do when they found themselves getting angry: do not sin, search your heart, be still, offer right sacrifices and trust in the Lord.

How can you apply these instructions to your life when you feel anger creeping into your heart?

Chapter 5

David woke up with God on His mind. He made it a priority for God to hear his voice in the morning. This means he prayed out loud at the beginning of his day.

Does God hear your voice in the morning? If not, how can you rearrange your priorities to make time for prayer in the morning?

To print the 50 Discussion Questions for Psalms 1-50 – Click Here.

This Week’s Verses of the Day:

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Psalms 1-5.

Here’s the Printable
Bible Reading Plan Bookmark 

so you can check off the days as you go.

WLW Overview of Psalms 1-50

The Purpose: The book of Psalms was to be used as a hymnbook to sing praises to God. The word psalms is associated with playing instruments to accompany these songs.

The Author: The name of the author is at the start of each psalm. David is the most frequent writer. Other authors include: Solomon, Moses, the Sons of Korah, Asaph, Ethan and Ezahite. Some psalms have no designated author.

Time Period: This book was written between 1410-450 B.C.

Key Verse: Psalm 8:9

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

The Outline:

Originally, the book of Psalms was divided into 5 different books according to what was found within them.

Book 1 – Psalms 1-41
Book 2 – Psalms 42-72
Book 3 – Psalms 73-89
Book 4 – Psalms 90-106
Book 5 – Psalms 107-150

Types of Psalms:

  • Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise
  • Psalms of Lament
  • Psalms of Meditation, Prayer and Petition
  • Psalms of Confidence and Trust
  • Wisdom Psalms that Teach
  • Historical Psalms
  • Psalms of Suffering and Tears
  • Imprecatory Psalms – Psalms that invoke judgment on their enemies.
  • Kingship Psalms – Psalms that point to the future Messiah – the King of Kings or speak of David as a king.
  • Acrostic Psalms – These psalms are written with special patterns using the Hebrew alphabet.

Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:

Here is the SOAK method I refer to in the video:

And the Bible Coloring  Bookmark:Bible Coloring Chart Bookmark 2Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart

Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:

Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible and the ESV Journaling Bible as my personal study Bible.


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It’s time!!!!  Let’s get started!

Set aside 15 minutes a day and grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink and open your Bible and SOAK it in!

I am in prayer for you all and asking God to help us understand his word clearly.

Have a wonderful week in God’s Word – I’ll see you back here on the blog this Friday as we go deeper into God’s Word together!

Keep walking with the King,

Courtney

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30 Comments

  1. Good Morning,

    I have read now you read the psalms. Can you make a picture from one day inside of the book, please. Thank you and a blessed day for you !!!

  2. Beautiful graphics to take us visually into Psalms! Looking forward to daily encouragement as we read, as well and the privilege of praising God in word, song and deed.

  3. Reading this today made me realize that I don’t pay attention or look for the fruit in my life. I read the bible daily and have been saved since age 8, I am 52, but never really thought to take the time to focus on what fruit is being shown. Great thoughts for today Courtney, thank you.

    1. Karen,

      Thank you for sharing that. It’s easy to be so busy and distracted that we don’t sit and reflect. I am guilty of reading and reading and reading but not always applying. Thank you for sharing your heart this morning! So glad you are joining us for the summer.

      Lots of Love,
      Courtney 🙂

  4. Just read Psalm 1! Looking forward to this study! I have never studied Psalms, so I am hoping God reveals himself to me in mighty ways!

        1. Hi there! My name is Andrea and I would like to join your group if it’s not too late. I just sent a request. I’ll catch up this weekend so I can be on track with you all.

          Thanks!

  5. Just wondering if I’m the only one who remembers doing a study on the book of Psalm a few years ago, 2014 maybe? I’ve been tracking our reading through the Bible since you first started it Courtney and I have Psalm 1-22 marked off on it. lol Either way, I’m excited to go again! =) Thank you for all that you do! You are a true encouragement to me!

    1. Yes!!!! You are right Rachel. We started Psalms back in 2014 and then only made it to chapter 22 before I began a new book of the Bible. My original plan was to use Psalms as a study to do in between studies – so to take it about 20 chapters at a time. Then I changed course (I was still trying to find a my rhythm back then. Lol!)

      So I am trying again but this time I plan to do it 50 chapters at a time. So this fall we will start a different book of the Bible but we WILL return to Psalms and do 51-100 (at another time) and then 101 – 150 at a different time.

      That’s awesome that you have been following along for so long! Thank you for mentioning this and I’m so glad you are joining us again!!
      Lots of Love,
      Courtney 🙂

      1. That makes sense!! I’ve been with you since he beginning, I just absolutely love your studies! =) Sending lots of love your way!

  6. I too have been following since you started blogging through the
    Bible and I love these studies. It keeps me accountable and your insights are so helpful and encouraging. Thank you, Courtney, for all the work you put into the blog. May God continue to bless you greatly.

  7. Good afternoon, I am just starting the study today. I just ordered my journal from Amazon. I am really looking forward to this study on the book of Psalms.

    1. Welcome Rosie! I love the Psalms! It teaches us the language of our faith. I try to pray the psalms, match a situation in my life with a psalm.

  8. Hi. What is the difference between the 2 bibles you have recommended? Do you need both or recommend one or the other? Thanks. Jamie

    1. Hi Jamie,

      Both Bibles offer a wide margin for note taking but the Inductive Bible offers extra notes at the start of each book of the Bible and has larger print. The Journaling Bible is leather bound rather than hardback. So it’s all about what your preferences may be.

      So glad you are joining us!
      Love,
      Courtney 🙂

  9. At some point in the past I vaguely remember coloring pages for each study. (If I’m remembering the right study) .Are these still available. They were so much fun to incorporate into my study time. I would read the scripture aloud while my 3 year old granddaughter colored the pages. I enjoyed coloring with her while we “discussed” the verses. Sometimes she would “teach” me about the verses and the study questions. I miss that????

    1. I’m so sorry we no longer have the doodling pages. 🙁 Thank you for letting me know that they were useful – I’ll keep that in mind if the opportunity arises to have some coloring pages again.

      Lots of Love,
      Courtney

  10. Hi!
    Is it too late to join in?
    I’ve been reading the Psalms since January and it’d be great to have more teaching, insight and reflection on them!

    1. Hi Carolyn – it is not too late to join in! We are reading Monday through Friday, one chapter a day so that leaves the weekend to catch up!

      Lots of Love,
      Courtney 🙂

  11. Hi Courtney, thanks for all these wonderful resources. I was wondering if you are allowing participants to link up their blog posts following along with your series? Thanks and have a blessed day!

    1. Hi Hannah – I am no longer doing link-ups but feel free to share a link to your blog right here in the comment section on any of my blog posts.

      So glad you are joining us!
      Courtney 🙂

  12. First let me start by saying…. I THANK YOU GOD for allowing them to do what you have call them to do. I love the coloring in the bible it helps me focusing more. So again Thank you FATHER for giving Good Morning Girls the ability to move and help others the way they are.

    Ok. Hello. I hope all is well. Just a quick question. Will there be a book 2 for Psalm? I am not on any social media. So I don’t know if you posted something on there or no.

    Again.. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO.

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