Welcome back to Week 6 of our Summer Bible Study in the book of Psalms. We have reached the half way point!!! So if you are still with us – Way to go!
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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 121-124.
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.)
Our tears are like seeds. It is okay to cry before the Lord in prayer as we wait on him to answer. Though relief may not come quickly, in time, joy will return. And it won’t just be a little joy – it will be so much you want to shout for joy.
Our emotions are involved in our faith. Sometimes we may become discouraged and find ourselves in tears as we try to trust in God. If we continue to trust, even through the hard times, we will reap joy. What have you been struggling with lately, that has brought you to tears? How does the hope of joy encourage you in your season of waiting?
Hard work is important but if our trust is in our work, rather than the Lord, it will lead to anxiety and sorrows. Work is unending. There will always be more to do, but those who rely on the Lord can stop and rest. They can sleep peacefully knowing that the Lord is in control.
Do you need more sleep? Is your lack of sleep being caused by working too much? In what area of your life are you feeling anxious? How can you trust God more with this area of your life?
While fearing God is an attitude of heart and an emotion, walking in God’s ways is a matter of obedience. The fear of the Lord should lead to obedience, which then leads to blessing.
The word blessed means happy. Everyone is ultimately seeking happiness and God’s word tells us how to find it, by fearing God and walking in his ways. In what ways do you tend to seek happiness? Perhaps it’s in comfort, food, fun, relationships, money, or success. While those are blessings from God that bring happiness, sometimes we can get sidetracked and focus more on the gifts from God than from the giver of the gifts. How has God blessed you because of your obedience? Praise the giver for these good gifts today.
The history of Israel is one of suffering, as they have been afflicted by their enemies since the beginning of their nation. In this Psalm, the psalmist was praying that the good blessings of God would be withheld from their enemies. He wanted God to withhold his goodness from them because of the way they had hated Israel.
Israel had suffered pain from their enemies but not defeat. In the midst of their pain, they prayed. They prayed in verse 5 that their enemies would be turned around. Is there someone hurting you today? It is okay and even good to pray that the Lord would stop them and turn them around. Jesus commands us to love our enemies and to pray for them. So, pause right now and write a prayer below for someone who is either hurting you or hurting a loved one. Pray that the Lord would turn their life around.
As the Psalmist waited on the Lord, he did not wait passively. He trusted in God’s promises and actively waited with hope.
Verse 6 says he waited as a watchman waits for the morning. A watchman does not doubt that the morning will come. He knows it’s coming and is watching for it. Is there an area in your life where you are waiting on the Lord? Are you waiting passively, stuck in a cycle of doubt or actively waiting with hope?
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 126-130.
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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