Cue the Confetti! It’s time to begin!!! I am so excited to begin the Book of Psalms 101-150 with you!
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Then -> come read the book of Psalms with us!
This book is not written in chronological order, so if you have not read Psalms 1-100 no worries – just jump in right where we are and join us.
Down through the centuries, believers have turned to the book of Psalms, as their favorite book of the Bible. The depth of emotion expressed by the writers makes this book relatable, encouraging, and comforting. It is a collection of poems, hymns, songs and prayers. They express deep and sincere faith in the midst of trials and tribulations.
The Hebrew word for “psalms” means “to pluck”. This implies that the Psalms were to be accompanied by a stringed instrument. The poetic rhythm and figurative language used, clearly expresses the emotion the writer was feeling.
In the New Testament, believers are instructed to sing psalms:
Ephesians 5:19 says, “address one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.”
Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
Though this book was written many years ago, it is still relevant to believers today.
WLW Overview of Psalms 101-150
The Purpose: The book of Psalms was to be used as a hymnbook to sing praises to God. The word psalms is associated with playing instruments to accompany these songs.
The Author: The name of the author is at the start of each psalm. David is the most frequent writer. Other authors include: Solomon, Moses, the Sons of Korah, Asaph, Ethan and Ezahite. Some psalms have no designated author.
Time Period: This book was written between 1410-450 B.C.
Key Verse: Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Originally, the book of Psalms was divided into 5 different books according to what was found within them.
Book 1 – Psalms 1-41
Book 2 – Psalms 42-72
Book 3 – Psalms 73-89
Book 4 – Psalms 90-106
Book 5 – Psalms 107-150
Types of Psalms:
- Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise
- Psalms of Lament
- Psalms of Meditation, Prayer and Petition
- Psalms of Confidence and Trust
- Wisdom Psalms that Teach
- Historical Psalms
- Psalms of Suffering and Tears
- Imprecatory Psalms – Psalms that invoke judgment on their enemies.
- Kingship Psalms – Psalms that point to the future Messiah – the King of Kings or speak of David as a king.
- Acrostic Psalms – These psalms are written with special patterns using the Hebrew alphabet.
For an even more in-depth Introduction to this week’s reading, watch this video. It is a great explanation of Psalms!
Now let’s get started!
This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
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Integrity starts in the home. Who we are at home is who we really are. David knew that lust began with the eyes and so he needed to discipline himself to not set before his eyes anything that was wicked.
Reflect on this past week and all of the things your eyes saw. Think about the movies, television, social media and other things you have watched. Was anything dishonoring to God? If you have not set parameters for yourself, think through what your standards should be going forward and write them below.
Our lives are short, like an evening shadow but God is enthroned forever! He laid the foundations of the earth and will not change. He is self-sustaining and remains forever. His influence is constant throughout all generations.
So much of life is filled with change and is out of our control. How does knowing that we have a God who is unchanging, whose word is always true and that he is a God who is with us forever, comfort you?
“God does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. “(verse 10). Instead, he completely forgives us and has removed our sins as far as east is from the west. If you traveled south on a globe you would eventually be going north, but east and west never meet. If you go east on a globe, you can go east forever.
Just as east and west never meet, God completely removes our sin from us. This is how great his grace and mercy towards us is! Do you struggle to believe that God has forgiven you of a certain sin? Even though we cannot escape the consequences of some sins, we must trust that God has removed all of our sin, every single one, from us. How does this truth set you free today?
In this Psalm, we see the greatness of God through the splendor and majesty of his creation. God’s invisible qualities, like his kindness and omnipresence, are displayed as we see how God cares for both man and the animals.
Our God is an awesome God. Nothing in all creation compares to his greatness. Pause for a moment and look out your window. Write down a few things you see and how it points to the greatness of God. Then bless the Lord with all of your soul through an act of worship in song or prayer.
Psalm 104 showed the majesty of God in creation and Psalm 105 shows the majesty of God in how he cares for his people. God has done wonderful things for us and we are to make his deeds known and sing praises to him. Then, we are told to seek three things: the Lord, his strength and his presence.
What are you seeking after? Are you seeking the Lord? It is easy to forget all that God has done for us in the past. But we must remember what he has done and let that remembrance strengthen us. How does God’s presence strengthen you?\
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This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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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:
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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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Keep walking with the King,
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