Are you wondering what’s next after we complete our study in Psalms 101-150?
First, we will go on a 4 week – end of the summer break. This break runs from August 17th – September 13th.
Then our fall study will begin on Monday, September 14th. So mark your calendar and check back here on the blog later in August for the announcement of what book of the Bible we will be studying next. I can’t wait to study the Bible again with you this fall!
But for now – let’s focus on finishing our study in the book of Psalms.
If you are new here – Psalms is an easy read, so you can jump in anytime! Just follow along using the free Bible Study tools below and be sure to check back here this Friday for a wrap-up of our reading.
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Here’s what mine looked like for Psalms 136-139:
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 humbly asked the Lord to put a guard over his mouth. He wanted his lips to be used for prayer and praise and not for lies, slander or complaining. He knew he needed the help of the Lord to control his words and be like a guard over the door of his lips.
Our lips are like a door that opens and closes. James 3:10 says, “From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.” In what ways do you struggle to control your words? Do you struggle with gossip, complaining, lying, slander or swearing? Pray and ask the Lord to help guard your lips from saying these things.
David wrote this Psalm in a cave when he was overwhelmed and exhausted. And though David knew that the enemies were surrounding him, he could say with confidence that God would provide a way out.
Even David who killed the giant Goliath, grew weary and tired and unsure of the path he was on. Are you tired and weary today? Do you feel unsure of your future? Tell God how you feel. How does knowing that God is with you every step of the way and that he already knows the path you will take, give you peace and strength to press on for another day?
David was listening to hear the voice of God. Every morning, he woke up and turned to God in prayer. He needed to be reassured of God’s love, as he trusted in him for whatever the day had in store.
Sometimes we may go to bed feeling discouraged and defeated, but every night comes to an end and the morning returns again. What is your morning routine? Are you listening to God in the morning? Are you turning to God and being reminded of his steadfast love at the start of the day? How would this change your life if you did this daily?
David is in the midst of a battle, but he is calm because he can call on the Lord. He says God is his rock, fortress, stronghold, deliverer and refuge — but before he gives the Lord those titles, he mentions God’s steadfast love. It was God’s steadfast love that gave him his strength and ability to be a skilled warrior.
Is God your rock, fortress, stronghold, deliverer and refuge? And how does remembering God’s love, as the first among the list of all the names of God, make your relationship with God more personal?
Our God is near, and he hears the cries of his people for help. Some who cry out to God, do not know him. They only cry out for selfish reasons rather than being followers of his truth. But God is always near to his people when they pray.
The Lord is gracious and good to all but there is a special, personal relationship he has with his people. What does it mean to you to know that God is always near to you? How can you practice the presence and nearness of God more in your life?
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This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Psalms 141-145.
Here’s the Printable
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Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
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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
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