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“May you and I thoroughly enjoy reading the Psalms.” <>< Dona 07/20/20

Please read Psalms 1 through 5.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> biblegateway.com. The Biblegateway website should open for you to use. Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

Psalm 1 Theme

The contrasting of a believer with an unbeliever. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, there are only two roads in life.

Something to think about

One road leads to God; the other leads away from God.  

Something to experience

You will be blessed when you stay off the path of sinners and instead stay in the Word of God.

Scripture to hide in your heart

Psalm 1:1-2 (WEB) Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand on the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers;  but his delight is in the Lord’s law.  On His law he meditates day and night.

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Psalm 2 Theme

A psalm written not only for the coronation of a king of Israel but for our future king, Christ Jesus.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, You are the Anointed One (verse 2).

Something to think about

Not only is Christ the Anointed One, He is God’s chosen King.

Something to experience

If we choose, Christ can be King of both our heart and life.   But to be ready for His return we must submit to Him every day.

Scripture to hide in your heart

Psalm 2:12 (WEB)Blessed are all those who take refuge in Him (the Lord).

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Psalm 3 Theme

Trusting in God for protection and peace.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, You are a shield around us (verse 3).  

Something to think about

Sleep doesn’t always come easy, especially during a crisis.  

Something to experience

We can experience a peaceful night of sleep when the Lord sustains us (verse 5).

Scriptures to hide in your heart

Psalm 3:3 (WEB) But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

Psalm 3:5 (WEB) I laid myself down and slept.  I awakened; for the Lord sustains me.

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Psalm 4 Theme

Rejoicing in God’s protection and peace.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, we can place our confidence in You.  

Something to think about

The Psalmist knew God would hear him when he called and would answer him.

Something to experience

We too can be confident God listens to our prayers.  And He will answer them too.

Scripture to hide in your heart

Psalm 4:3 (WEB) … know that the Lord has set apart for Himself him who is godly: The Lord will hear when I call to Him.

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Psalm 5 Theme

God is able to defend us (v.11).

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, You will surround the righteous with favor (verse 12).

Something to think about

Regular communication with God helps our relationship grow (verse 7).

Something to experience

In the morning our minds are usually less cluttered with problems so we can pray unhindered by our cares (verse 3a).

Scriptures to hide in your heart:

Psalm 5:3a (WEB) In the morning, O Lord, You hear my voice …

Psalm 5:7 (WEB) … I will bow toward Your holy temple in reverence of You, Lord.

Psalm 5:11-12 (WEB) … let all those who take refuge in You rejoice.  Let them always shout for joy, because You defend them.  Let them also who love Your name be joyful in You.  For you will bless the righteous.  Lord, You will surround him with favor as with a shield.

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Prayer

Lord, I pray we will delight in Your Word.  I pray we will meditate on it day and night (Psalm 1:1-2).  I pray we will take refuge in You and be blessed (Psalm 2:12). Thank You Lord for being a shield around us (Psalm 3:3). Thank You for sustaining us (Psalm 3:5).  Lord I pray we will be set apart for You (Psalm 4:3).  I pray You will hear us when we call to You (Psalm 5:3).  Lord I pray we will revere You (Psalm 5:7). Lord, I pray we will rejoice in Your protection.  Thank You for surrounding us with favor (Psalm 5:11-12). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.   

“May you and I experience joy that only comes from knowing God.” <>< Dona