Summer in Psalms Interactive Bible Study – June 7

This Bible study in Psalms is intended to be interactive, as a stepping stone from reading God’s Word to journaling with Him. The Discover One Thing ministry focuses on use of the SOAP method of Bible Study (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer) during our daily time at the feet of Jesus. To learn more, check out the “What’s SOAP?” tab above. Please read the Psalm below, let God speak to You through it, then post a response in the Comments section on our website’s home page. Your response could be any of the following related to the Psalm: scripture verse that stood out to you, observation, application, prayer, question, prayer request, or response to another’s comment. And check back to see where the conversation leads us! Together we can encourage one another and grow closer to God!

The Book of Psalms contains responses to God by individuals and the community in worship. We pray through this study that all of us will focus on the majesty of God and humble ourselves before Him in worship, no matter our circumstance.

-Becky & Dyea

Psalm 7

A shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite.

Lord my God, I take refuge in you;
    save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
or they will tear me apart like a lion
    and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

Lord my God, if I have done this
    and there is guilt on my hands—
if I have repaid my ally with evil
    or without cause have robbed my foe—
then let my enemy pursue and overtake me;
    let him trample my life to the ground
    and make me sleep in the dust.

Arise, Lord, in your anger;
    rise up against the rage of my enemies.
    Awake, my God; decree justice.
Let the assembled peoples gather around you,
    while you sit enthroned over them on high.
    Let the Lord judge the peoples.
Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness,
    according to my integrity, O Most High.
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
    and make the righteous secure—
you, the righteous God
    who probes minds and hearts.

10 My shield is God Most High,
    who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
    a God who displays his wrath every day.
12 If he does not relent,
    he will sharpen his sword;
    he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
    he makes ready his flaming arrows.

14 Whoever is pregnant with evil
    conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out
    falls into the pit they have made.
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them;
    their violence comes down on their own heads.

17 I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;
    I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

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Posted on June 7, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Verse 17 (my verse today), I’m forever grateful to God – Praise be to Him !

    …after reading all of this chapter – we see people might say things about us that are unkind or not true. So here is a question for discussion – how should we respond at a time like that? As God examines/probes our hearts, I challenge you to examine moments or times like this that you may have experienced and share anything on your heart.

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  2. Verses 3-4 basically say we should not respond in revenge. Jesus was very clear that the eye-for-an-eye days were over. He taught us to respond in love, no matter what. But it’s really hard for me at least to remember that in the heat of the battle. Love’s about the last thing on my mind when I’ve been wronged.

    I read today’s psalm while I was sitting on the beach today doing two of my fave things–spending time with my family and going on adventures. In all my joy today I had trouble reading this one. The last verse was the only one I felt at peace with.

    Who else has a response to dyea’s question or today’s Psalm?

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