Summer in Psalms Interactive Bible Study – July 3

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 33

Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
    it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
    make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
    play skillfully, and shout for joy.

For the word of the Lord is right and true;
    he is faithful in all he does.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
    the earth is full of his unfailing love.

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
    he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.

10 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
    he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
    the purposes of his heart through all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people he chose for his inheritance.
13 From heaven the Lord looks down
    and sees all mankind;
14 from his dwelling place he watches
    all who live on earth—
15 he who forms the hearts of all,
    who considers everything they do.

16 No king is saved by the size of his army;
    no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
    despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
    on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
    and keep them alive in famine.

20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
    for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in you.

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Posted on July 3, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Verses 10 through 12 are why I do not fear the extremists or decisions of our government. I fear God. Good perspective to remember as we celebrate the 4th of July.

    For those who are lost, who don’t know You as their God, I pray for them to find You and embrace vs. 4-5: “For the Word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His unfailing love.”

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  2. Yay for verses 10-12!! …and I will join you in prayer for the lost

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  3. I’m liking verses 13-15 a lot today : From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth— he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.

    What secrets He must know, but also what wretchedness He must witness. Yet never failing and always at work, in the saved; in the lost; in the world! What a freedom; what a future to invest in. No more worry, just to trust that – – He is good, His word is true and He takes care of everything.

    I’m 10 million% that God’s plan will stand firm, see even verse 11 says : But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. (see even His ideas are with us)

    – – Whose plans do you stand on?

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  4. Unfailing love. Chew on that for a bit. He’s looking down on us, doing good, doing bad, but unfailing love is how He responds to both.

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  5. …it’s like a sweet treat on any given day (heart)

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