We are past the halfway point with just 3 weeks left in the book of Psalms. If you are still going strong – I’m proud of you. It is not easy to complete a 10 week study!
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Here’s what mine looked like for Psalms 81-84:
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.)
David trusted in the goodness and forgiveness of God. He knew that God was full of abounding steadfast love and he trusted that when he called on the Lord, the Lord was there for Him.
In the midst of trials, are you sometimes tempted to doubt the goodness of God? How does remembering God’s forgiveness and abounding love for you, reveal God’s goodness to you?
God chose the city of Zion, Jerusalem, to reveal his glory. God is omnipresent. He is everywhere, yet Jerusalem was chosen as a special city of God, where the atonement for all of the world’s sins took place. There was glorious worship offered there and a God’s special presence was there.
God met his people in an intimate way in Zion. But God also meet us right where we are today. That’s our glorious God! Where is your favorite place to meet with God and why do you love that place so much?
It is said of this Psalm, that it is the saddest and most depressed of all laments. Unlike most Psalms that end in praise, this one does not. The writer feels as if the hand of God is against him and his only comfort is that the Lord is his salvation.
In Job 13:15 Job said: “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.” I love this deep faith that Job had even in the midst of his darkness. Have you ever felt like the hand of the Lord was against you? What made you feel that way? How does remembering your salvation shine light into the darkness when you have these feelings?
God’s steadfast love lasts forever and ever and so we should praise him forever and ever. We should tell of his faithfulness to the next generation. Not only do we want to experience his love and faithfulness, but we want others to experience it too!
This Psalm may open with praise, but it is a lament. When we are going through hard times, we tend to complain but complaining never eases our troubles. How does choosing joy change our perspective in life. List below three things you can praise God for today.
Of all the math we do in our lifetime, this is the most important, numbering our days. In Bible times, men would number their sheep, oxen, harvest and coins, but rarely did a man number his days. It is something we must be taught to do and it’s not a mind exercise – it’s a heart one. We don’t do it naturally, but it leads to wisdom as we remember how short life is.
Pause for a moment and do the math. If you live to be 80, how many years do you have left? Now multiply that number by 365. How many days do you have left? What if the years are only 70 total – now how many days do you have left? Life is short and uncertain. How can you live more wisely and for eternity, in the days you have left?
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 86-90.
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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
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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,