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!
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If you are looking for guidance in the color coding and daily insight into the reading – please visit me on Instagram. 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 61-64:
This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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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.)
The Lord had brought David through a season of suffering and now he was offering a burnt sacrifice to the Lord. David had remained faithful through his trial and he didn’t just want to give God a sacrifice of thanks, but he also wanted to share with all those who would hear, what God had done.
Has God brought you through a recent season of suffering or testing? God uses our tests to become a testimony and our messes to become a message for others. What has God brought you through? List some of the things God has done for your soul and then pray about who you can share this with.
The Psalmist knew his sinfulness and his need for grace and mercy but more than that, he longed for God’s blessing. There is nothing greater than God’s face shining upon us. God’s presence is with us and because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we are God’s children and He is watching over us with a smile.
When someone dislikes us, they either look away from us or give looks that show disgust, but a smiling face turned toward you, shines. It is personal, warm and friendly. So How does it make you feel to know that the all-powerful creator of our world, is watching over you with his glorious face turned toward you?
David sees God’s mighty hand, not just in his military battles, but also in his care for the weak and lonely. God becomes what his people need. If they need strength for a battle, he gives them strength. If they need a father, he is their heavenly father. If they need protection, he gives protection.
We are not alone. God acts on the behalf of his people no matter what the need is.
The rulers of this world surround themselves with the rich and famous, but God serves those who are in need. How have you seen God be a father to the fatherless or the protection for a widow that you know? Do you have a need today? Tell it to God in prayer.
David felt like he was drowning in his sea of troubles. He had no secure place to set his feet, while the floods of life overwhelmed him. He wearied himself crying out for the Lord and waiting on God.
When troubles flood our lives, it is easy to become overwhelmed and discouraged. When we are weary, we are tempted to look for solutions through friends or scrolling on-line but David cried out to the Lord to save him, to answer him, to turn to him (v.16), to not hide his face from him (v.17) and to draw near to him (v. 18). Who or what do you usually turn to first, when you are overwhelmed? How can you more earnestly seek God when you feel like you are sinking in life?
David says, that all who seek God should rejoice and be glad in Him and say, “God is great!”
God cannot be compared with anything in all of creation because he is the creator. He is superior to all things. He is wiser, mightier and more majestic than all. When was the last time you said out loud, “God is great!” Tell him right now how great He is and then make it a point today to tell someone else, that God is great.
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 66-70.
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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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,
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