Cue the Confetti! It’s time to begin!!! I am so excited to begin the Book of Psalms 1-50 with you!
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:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
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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?
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?
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?
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?
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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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!
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:
And the Bible Coloring Bookmark:Click 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,
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