The journey through the book of Job has come to a close and now the journey will go into Psalms. To help put our faith into practice, we need to be reminded of God’s goodness. The Psalms are personal and public poems of worship used as hymns to remind us.
The reading plan below will be used to hold me accountable as I share about God’s Word. To share about my study of Psalms, it’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Christ as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make each day amazing!
Questions for Reflection
Psalm 42 – What does this psalmist desire? What does the flowing stream depict? What is the hope of the godly man?
Psalm 43 – How does this psalm continue and complete the theme begun in Psalm 42? What is the psalmist’s situation? What are his requests? What can you do to praise God now?
Psalm 44 – What experiences have these people and their forefathers had with God? How have these experiences made them feel toward God? What is their present situation? To what extent does this psalm offer a solution or explanation for the sufferings of people who trust in God?
Psalm 45 – How is the king described? How is the bride described? What is the bride asked to do?
Psalm 46 – How is God described in this psalm of praise in memory of national deliverance? What in your world makes you fearful? What is the appropriate response to knowing God is with you and is your helper?
Psalm 47 – What are the ways God is shown to be king of all the earth? How are the people to respond to their God? What song of praise can you think of now?
Psalm 48 – What is the focus of praise in this psalm? How is the city and God related in the people’s minds? What request does the psalmist make of all the people? What about God can you convey to those around you?
Psalm 49 – To whom is this psalm directed? For what purpose? What is the great equalizer for all people? Where is the psalmist’s confidence? In what ways will this wisdom help you overcome fear?
Psalm 50 – What is the dramatic action here? What is wrong with the worship of the Israelites? What sort of worship does God desire? How can you worship God now?
Psalm 51 -What are the requests David makes of God? What beyond simple forgiveness does he request? Against who has David sinned? How can we gain joy? What does David know about true worship?
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Thanks for the great questions. I look forward to this series of studies.
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