Below is a recap of Day #1 and an invitation to join us on this incredible journey through the Word.
I am so thankful and humbled by the line-up of incredible woman who will be guest posting for this 34 day series. I hope you will join us Monday-Saturday, from now through July 4th, as we dig into the Psalms and grow closer to the Lord.
Isaiah and Psalms are two of my favorite books in the Bible. Since I already did a series on Isaiah, it is time to journey through a portion of the Psalms together. Our prayer is that you will:
Be refreshed and refocused as you dig into God’s Word
-You might want to pick up a journal (at the $1 store) and take some notes on what God reveals to you through the daily Psalm and guest post. Each day there will be three application questions at the end of each post, this journal would be a great place to record your responses. If you are energized by this sort of thing, consider decorating your journal cover with art, photos or magazine clippings that inspire you.
-You might want to choose a verse from each Psalm to memorize. Or just pick your favorite verse from any of the 34 Psalms that we cover.
-Consider leaving comments or questions for the guest bloggers or myself in the comments section found below each post. We’d love to engage with you and hear your reflections too.
-Share your reflections on social media, using #psalmsseries
As we begin this series let’s look at some of the benefits of digging into God’s Word, found in Psalm 19:7-11.
“The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;
In keeping them there is great reward.”
What are benefits to God’s law, testimony, precepts, commandments, and judgments?
They restore the soul, make wise the simple, rejoice the heart, enlighten the eyes, endure forever, they are righteous and more desirable than gold. And “by them we are warned and in keeping them there is great reward.”
What a list! Why wouldn’t we want to know His Word better? Look at all the benefits! And the greatest of all is knowing Him better. Won’t you join us as we grow more in love with the One who loves us most?
At the end of this series, one new subscriber will win a special gift to encourage them in their walk with the Lord.
1. Reread Psalm 19. Which verse stands out to you the most? Why?
2. What benefit from Psalm 19:4-7 is especially meaningful to you?
3. Spend a few minutes in prayer, thanking God for His Word. Ask Him to lead, guide, and keep you as you dig into the Psalms this next month. We are praying for you and so glad that you are joining us as we journey and grow together.
I love verse 1-6. They make me think of each beginning of a new day. The earth does proclaim the glory of the Lord. I love thinking of the sun and how God has “pitched a tent” for it. God’s wonders are so awesome to behold each and every day.
Katie Reid says
Thank you for sharing your insights Maggie!
Lisa Burgess says
Psalm is one of my very favorite books of the Bible because it has something for every emotion I feel. 🙂 And embedded on truths about God. Sounds like a great series you have coming up.
I love Psalm 19:7 “The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” I particularly like the “restoring the soul” part.
Katie Reid says
Thank you Lisa. I agree- the Psalms are some of my favorite scriptures!:)
Holley Gerth says
So grateful for you, friend! XO
Katie Reid says
Right back at ya friend! Been thinking about you. He is pleased with you, regardless of whether you are doing “much” or “little”- He enjoys you and loves you- for you.:)