Questions for Reflection to Help in the Study of Psalm 139-142

The study of the first twelve chapters in the book of Daniel was completed and here is a link to all previous devotionals: Index of Devotionals. Also, to review the study the last few weeks along with a synopsis of the lessons learned, here is a link: Answers Received from Daniel 1-12.

The next part of the journey will be Psalm 139-142. If we let the lessons of the Word of God influence our life by desiring what is right; wanting to have Godly thoughts and are devoted to Him, then we can be assured of a positive outcome. We are each wonderfully made and He made you to do big things that can change the world for the better.

Over the next few weeks, I will be posting about the journey and will use the questions below to help focus on each passage. 

Accurate Thinking

Psalm 139
What relationship does the Lord have to the totality of David’s life? Why do you think David wants to escape the presence of God? For what things will you both praise God and request from Him today?

Psalm 140
What is David asking God to do for him? What kind of enemies do you have? How does David express his confidence in God?

Psalm 141
What emotions do you think David is feeling as he begins his prayer? In what way can you see humility in David’s attitude? How open are you to the rebuke and correction of other Christians?

Psalm 142
How does David approach God when he is discouraged? What is David’s problem? In what ways do our problems tend to imprison us? How can we have hope in a time of despair? 

The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ. 

Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God. 


Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God. Downer Grove Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1978
First United Methodist Waco Podcast
Christ Notes
Family Times

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4 Responses to Questions for Reflection to Help in the Study of Psalm 139-142

  1. theywhoseek says:

    I love Psalm 142 (OK, I love all the Psalms) but I love how David just plain breaks down and cries to the Lord. When the whole world seems to be out to get me, when no one gets me, and when I get myself in over my head . . . there is no better place to be than a crying heap of despair and misery at Jesus’ feet. It is their I release my pride, my fears, my doubts and when I rise there is a new joy welling out of my heart. For I know my Savior has heard me and will take my burdens upon Himself until such time of His return! ~ Blessings ~


  2. I’ve always liked the Psalms because of the raw emotions in the verses. David and the rest of the Psalmists bare their hearts to God and He responds with a tranparency that is so reassuring of His love for us.

    Thanks for the great meditation questions. They certainly have helped me to focus!


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