Summer in Psalms Interactive Bible Study – July 27

Thank you for joining us for a summer in Psalms! This Bible study is intended to be interactive, as a stepping stone from reading God’s Word to journaling with Him. The Discover One Thing ministry uses 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 (i.e., verse that stood out to you, observation, application, prayer, question, prayer request, response to another’s comment). Please check back! Together we can encourage one another and grow closer to God!

-Becky & Dyea

Psalm 57

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam. When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
    until the disaster has passed.

I cry out to God Most High,
    to God, who vindicates me.
He sends from heaven and saves me,
    rebuking those who hotly pursue me—
    God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

I am in the midst of lions;
    I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
    whose tongues are sharp swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

They spread a net for my feet—
    I was bowed down in distress.
They dug a pit in my path—
    but they have fallen into it themselves.

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

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  1. V6 how many times have I judged others and fallen right into my own judgements? Countless times! I heard there is another Satanist church in Detroit, I won’t even allow myself to think about it and dwell in that evil insanity. I choose to praise you God and your truth! You are my refuge! I will not worry or doubt your power, for I know God is in control!

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  2. You make a good point, Holly! It’s certainly about perspective change. In this psalm, David doesn’t let himself dwell on the ugly situation, instead he lets his mind rest on the awesomeness of God. See, God’s growing David through their relationship; just look how much he’s grown as compared to some of his earlier psalms that focused so much on his enemy and how horrible things were for him. More of Him and less of me! Verse 8–Awake my soul! Can my soul wake-up when I’m focused on ugly things in this world?

    How do we awake our soul?

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  3. Danger, Danger, Danger…

    have you ever feel like verse 4 :

    “I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts— men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.”

    well I did, as a matter of fact I felt like this all week, last week,,

    but…thank goodness for verse 2 :

    “I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me. He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me— God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.”

    …what a growing week for me as well, Beck, I’m awake!!!

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  4. …Jesus Saves (smile)

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