Welcome back to Week 5 of our Summer Bible Study in the book of Psalms. At the end of this week, we will have reached the halfway point of our Summer Bible Study! When fall comes we will move on to a different book of the Bible (I am working on it now and I can’t wait to share it with you!!!) but we will loop back again later and read Psalms 101-150.
If you missed any part of our summer series, here are the links:
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If you are looking for guidance in the color coding – 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 66-69:
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.)
David had the privilege of knowing God since youth and he prayed that God’s favor would continue to be with him, into old age. He wanted to tell the next generation about God’s might.
As we grow older, we can be tempted to grow colder and more cynical because of the trials we have suffered in life. But there is great value in godly men and women telling stories of how God helped them through their difficulties. This gives courage to the next generation. Who do you know that is younger than you, that you can encourage? Pray and ask the Lord to give you an opportunity to tell your stories and strengthen the next generation.
Originally, Psalms was divided into 5 different books and so Psalm 72 is the end of book number two. This Psalm ends with a doxology. In the Greek, doxa means “glory and splendor” and logos means “word or speaking”. And so this spoken word of praise, brings us to the end of book two. It is interesting to note that Solomon wrote Psalm 72 and in verse 20, he refers to his father David – not as a King, but rather humbly as the son of Jesse, who was once just a shepherd boy.
It is beautiful to see that just like his father David, Solomon experienced the wonders of God. David had successfully handed his baton of faith to the next generation. What is your legacy? How are you passing your faith to the next generation?
This Psalm begins and ends by the writer declaring that God is good yet in the middle, he wrestles with the success of those who do wrong. In verse 23, he encourages himself by remembering that God is continually with him and holding his hand.
Sometimes in our flesh, we are worn out and discouraged, especially when we see those who are doing evil prosper. How does remembering that God is with you and you are with him, encourage your weary heart? How is God your strength in troubled times?
God made both day and night and all of the seasons. They are meant to be blessings. He knows exactly what we need. Sometimes we need to work hard and at other times, we need rest.
All of our time and seasons are in God’s hands. How does knowing that God is lovingly in control of the sun, moon, stars, clouds and sunshine comfort you?
The repetition of thanks in Psalm 75 reminds us that we are to give God thanks over and over and over again. It is a wonderful thing to experience the nearness of God!
To recount the wondrous deeds of God, is to tell the story of our experiences and give thanks. Write below about a time when you experienced the wonder of the nearness of God.
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 71-75.
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,