Welcome back to Week 4 of our Summer Bible Study in the book of Psalms. This is going to be a great week in God’s word!
If you are new here – jump right in where we are and catch up on the weekends with the first 15 chapters of Psalms. I am sure you will catch up fast.
All are welcome to join anytime – there are no enrollments or sign-ups!
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.)
God will not abandon us! The pleasures of the world are empty but God’s joy is full. God’s presence is with us and he gives pleasure for both now and eternity.
Just because we are believers that does not mean we get to experience a trouble free life. But sometimes we focus too much on what our faith is costing us and we forget all the benefits!
List below some of the benefits and pleasures of being a child of God.
The “apple of your eye” and the “shadow of your wings” are two pictures that powerfully describe God’s care for his people in danger. The pupil of the eye is the most sensitive part of the eye and the most protected. A mama bird protects her helpless little ones, with her wings.
In the midst of David’s fears, he prayed. Is there something you are fearful about today? Pray and talk to God about your fears. Looking back, how has God faithfully protected you in times of trouble?
David wrote this psalm of praise, celebrating the victory that God gave him over all his enemies.
What is an example of a victory that God gave you and how was He your rock during that time?
As David reflects on the glory of God seen in creation and the purity of God seen in His word, he then reflects on himself. David closes this Psalm by reflecting on his words and his heart. His one desire is to be acceptable in God’s sight.
Take a moment and reflect on your own words this week. Then reflect on your heart’s desires. Is there anything you need to confess or surrender to God? Write out a humble prayer of confession below.
David knew that others were trusting in their horses and chariots for success. David contrasts their trust in things, with his trust in God.
Sometimes we can be tempted to trust in something other than God to give us success – like our intelligence, money or even another person. What are you tempted to trust in other than God?
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 16-20.
Here’s the Printable
Bible Reading Plan Bookmark
so you can check off the days as you go.
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 – I LOVE these!!!
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
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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!
Walk with the King,
Did you miss last week’s wrap up post? Here it is: