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!
If you are new here – jump right in where we are and catch up on the weekends. I am sure you will catch up fast. All are welcome to join anytime – there are no enrollments or sign-ups! If you are looking to connect with a community of women who share daily about their quiet times – join us over on Facebook and on instagram. The sharing has been great!
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 111-114:
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.)
God is close to his people as they stand at death’s door. Sometimes he intervenes and saves his people from death and other times, he takes them home. Eventually, every saint dies. The death of a saint is precious in the eyes of the Lord because finally they are together in perfect fellowship.
Death is no small thing for God. He knows the number of days we will live. Are you fearful of death? How does knowing that God is close to you until your last breath and will see your death as precious, a comfort to you?
God’s love is not just for Israel but for all of the nations. He loves both the Jews and Gentiles. That steadfast love reaches all of our hearts and should cause us to praise Him!
God is faithful and worthy of all our praise for many reasons. One of those reasons is his love for all the nations. How have you seen God’s love for the nations displayed? If you know the name of a missionary, say a prayer for them today as they proclaim the love of Jesus around the world.
There is no one more trustworthy than God. There are some that can help, but won’t and others who want to help, but can’t. God is wiser, stronger, safer and more dependable than any person can ever be. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in a person.
While we all need people we can trust in our lives, this Psalm says it is better to trust in the Lord. If you have faced disappointment from someone you trusted, then you know how painful it can be to be betrayed or rejected. God will never betray or reject you. You can fully trust him. How has God proven himself to be a safe and trusted refuge in your life?
When a lamp is turned on in a dark room it brings comfort, light and clarity. God’s word is to be our light in this dark world. If we will read it and follow it, God will guide our steps and lead the way.
Every day we turn on lights in our house. In the same way, every day we need to turn to the light of God’s word to give us wisdom and clarity for life. But God doesn’t promise to light our entire path, sometimes he only gives us enough light for the next step. How has God’s word been a light in the darkness in your life? And how does God’s word guide your steps?
God is faithful. He is a God who hears our prayers. He hears our cries for help in the midst of distress and he delivers his people.
Have you ever cried out for help and felt like God did not deliver you? I have. But now that I look back at those times, I am able to see that God was working something else out in my life that I could not understand in that moment and he truly did hear my cries. Is there something stressing you out right now? Tell God about right now and ask him for help. Then wait on the Lord and trust that he does hear the prayers of his people. God loves you!
To print the 50 Discussion Questions for Psalms 101-150 – Click Here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
(Leaders: You can use these images in your groups by using right click and “save as” or screen shoting them.)
Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Psalms 116-120.
Here’s the Printable
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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Remember to leave at least 15 minutes for your reading each day. I am in prayer for you all and asking God to help us understand his word clearly.
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! (Don’t forget to visit me Monday through Friday over on Facebook and Instagram. )
Keep walking with the King,
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