Welcome back to Week 3 in the Book of Psalms 51-100 Bible Study!
If you are looking for guidance in the color coding and daily insight into the reading – please visit me on Instagram and visit the hashtag #WomenLivingWell – there are lots of women posting their pictures of their color coded Bibles and their reflections on our reading. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to do this and not all of our Bibles will look alike.
Here’s what mine looked like for Psalms 56-59:
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This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
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David cried out to God “from the end of the earth,” yet he was never far from the Promised Land. Figuratively speaking, his heart was at the end of the earth. He was weary and on the brink of despair as he cried out to God to lead him and protect him.
Have you been worn out and tired by the difficulties of daily life and suffered from feeling distant from God? David did not give up hope or deny God’s love in the midst of these feelings, instead he cried out to God and drew near to him. We have a great King who is always with us. P)ray and ask God to guide you with wisdom and strength today in the midst of your weariness.
David went from being an average shepherd boy to a wealthy king. David’s riches had increased over his lifetime, but he had learned that it was foolish to trust in them. He was able to have great wealth without setting his heart and affections on them.
Is money a struggle for you? Perhaps you are in need of more or maybe you are in a season of plenty. Either way, money can become a fixation of our hearts if we do not guard our hearts. Money is not to be our source of joy, our source of security or a source of pride. In what ways do you struggle to trust in God more than money and how can you trust God more today?
The thirst of David’s soul led him to earnestly seek after God. Like a man who is thirsty in a dry desert land, he sought God and found satisfaction for his soul, in God. In verse 5, David compares beholding God’s glory with the satisfaction of eating the richest of foods. Our God is so good!
What do you earnestly seek after? Look at your calendar and finances and you can quickly see where your priorities lie. We must never seek satisfaction in the things of this world, or we will find ourselves in an emotional desert. Even our bodies feel the effects of our emotional deserts. Is your soul thirsty? How can you make God more of a priority in your life?
David knew that behind his back, in secret places, people were talking about him. They were making plans against him and telling lies about him. He was powerless to stop them, so he prayed. Though he did not know what was being said about him, God did.
Sometimes it’s easier when things are said right out in the open to our face rather than behind our back. A hidden sniper in battle is much more dangerous than a man out in the open. Have you suffered from rumors and lies being said about you in secret places? Though in the moment, it may seem that their words are winning, God has a good plan for you and he will not let you down. He is with you. Say a prayer now asking God to protect you from any secret gossip that could harm you.
We see the awesomeness of our God in creation! Verse 6 says that God stills the roaring of the waves and seas. Our God is strong! He lovingly takes care of the earth, making sure it has all that it needs with both water and grain. He makes the sun rise in the morning and gives us moonlight at night.
When we pause and consider the greatness of God in creation, we cannot help but to rejoice. He fills the hills with cattle, the meadows with flocks, and the valleys with grain. After showers of rain and a season of growth, wagons overflow with an abundance of food. Consider all of this and don’t just sing praise to God – shout praise! How does considering the goodness of God in creation, lead you to joy?
To print the 50 Discussion Questions for Psalms 51-100 – Click Here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Psalms 61-65.
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
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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Walk with the King,
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