Encountering the Word of God is transformative. While all of scripture speaks to us, the Book of Psalms is unique in that it is a book in which creation speaks to God. As you read, I encourage you to share your thoughts and learnings with each other. We truly grow in our faith only through regular engagement with other believers.
As you read consider the following:
· How does this passage speak to my life right now?
· What words or images were most profound for me in this psalm?
· How should I respond as a result of encountering this psalm?
· Where in my life today can I/did I live out this psalm?
The template below will be used to help us read through the book of Psalms. If you use this template, you would have read through the entire book of Psalms at least three times in 2023.
Building Block 1 – Psalm 119:1
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.
Building Block 2 – Psalm 119:2-3
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart— they do no wrong but follow his ways.
Building Block 3 – Psalm 119:4-5
You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
Building Block 4 – Psalm 119:7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
Building Block 5 – Psalm 119:9
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.
Building Block 6 – Psalm 119:10
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
Building Block 7 – Psalm 119:11
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Building Block 8 – Psalm 119:12-13
Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
Building Block 9 – Psalm 119:15-16
I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
Building Block 10 - Psalm 119:34
Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
Building Block 11 - Psalm 119:41-42
May your unfailing love come to me, Lord, your salvation, according to your promise; then I can answer anyone who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
Building Block 12 - Psalm 119:105
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
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