Summer in Psalms Interactive Bible Study – July 2

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 32

Of David. A maskil.

Blessed is the one
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord does not count against them
    and in whose spirit is no deceit.

When I kept silent,
    my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
For day and night
    your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was sapped
    as in the heat of summer.

Then I acknowledged my sin to you
    and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
    my transgressions to the Lord.”
And you forgave
    the guilt of my sin.

Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
    while you may be found;
surely the rising of the mighty waters
    will not reach them.
You are my hiding place;
    you will protect me from trouble
    and surround me with songs of deliverance.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Do not be like the horse or the mule,
    which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle
    or they will not come to you.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked,
    but the Lord’s unfailing love
    surrounds the one who trusts in him.

11 Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous;
    sing, all you who are upright in heart!

The Discover One Thing main website continues to follow the Life Journal Reading Plan which covers the whole Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.

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Posted on July 2, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Verse 10 ….the Lords unfailing love surrounds
    The one who trusts in him. I need lots of work
    On trusting him completely and not trying
    To do it on my own!

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  2. Wow vs 3-5! I am a busy woman and when my energy is sapped I feel it! It’s easy to blame my diet or stress, but my own unrepentant heart! Wow! How true! This week my family has been working on being more conscious of our never ending wants! The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. When my heart is constantly focused on what I want…I get sapped like on a hot summer day! I pray to stay thankful and that I can cultivate a more thankful atmosphere in my home, starting with me.

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  3. I am DISOBEDIENT; I SIN; and I DO BAD THINGS (just a big bag of YUCK) – but then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.

    It all starts with MY repentance!! What a pressure reliever, that He never holds anything against us..

    – – What effect does sin have on your relationship with God?

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  4. I’ve read this several times today, and every time, verses 1-2 have made me sad for those who aren’t forgiven. They haven’t experienced the freedom of being a forgiven child of God. What saps us of our strength is carrying around that heavy burden of sin all day. God, please show me who and how; send those divine appointments my way!

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