Welcome back to another week in the book of Psalms! I can’t wait to study chapters 81-85 with you this week!
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Here’s what mine looked like for Psalms 76-79:
This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
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Thunder is frequently used as a metaphor for God’s presence or voice. All of us understand the power of thunder trembling as lightening releases. This is a picture of our God’s power, might and authority.
Think about the last time you heard thunder outside. I don’t mean the distant rumble of thunder, but the wall shaking, window rattling strikes of thunder you have heard in the past. Now consider…the God of the thunder is in complete control and you are loved by a God, whose voice thunders. How does this change your outlook on your prayers to him?
The Psalmist gives us a picture of God standing in the midst of those who are strong and in authority on earth. God will judge the leaders, kings and false gods. While they think they are mighty and strong, it is ultimately God who determines their fate.
The injustices of this world are disheartening. People long for a good leader who will right wrongs and protect their nation. How does knowing that all authorities here on earth are accountable to God in the end, bring you peace?
This Psalm is a redemptive prayer for God to not stay silent but rather make himself known, so that even his enemies would seek Him and know that he is the Most High over all the earth.
Jesus told us to pray for our enemies (Matt. 5:43-45). And this Psalm shows us that when we pray for them, we can pray redemption for them. Is there someone in your life that you consider an enemy? Write a prayer below for them and in it include a plea that they would seek God and know him.
For those who delight in being close to the Lord, God is a sun and a shield. The sun represents blessings and the shield represents safety and security. The Lord does not withhold good things from those who walk uprightly.
Are you walking closely with the Lord right now? What blessings or good things have you experienced as a result of walking closely with God?
A picture of closeness and intimacy is shown as love and faithfulness meet and then righteousness and peace kiss each other.
God’s love, faithfulness, righteousness and peace all come together on the cross. In the Garden of Eden, when man fell, these four things were lost but through God’s great work of salvation, we are restored. As believers we have received all of these attributes. Which of these four attributes have you experienced most lately and in what ways?
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 81-85.
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Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
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Walk with the King,