Jumping right in today.. Crash course on Psalms 1-4! Join in the discussion! :)

If you’re just joining us for the first time, WELCOME!  ❤ I firmly believe that God is up to great things and this will be an eye opening experience for all of us!  It’s not too late to join our online bible study!  We’re reading 2 chapters each day and discussing here and also here on my Facebook Page!

The book of Psalms is full of such raw and real emotions from David, as well as other psalmists. The good, the bad, the ugly.. it’s all there and David saw first hand how God showed up as his Provider and Deliverer.

No better way to start our study today than with this awesome song by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir! When I started reading chapter 3 yesterday, I couldn’t get this song off my mind. Take a few moments to close your eyes and lay it all down at His feet today.

Let’s jump right in today!  {  Below you will find chapters 1-4.  We are only reading 2 each day but I didn’t want to overload your inboxes so I waited an extra day to post this.  🙂 }

Chapter One:

❤ Vs. 1: We are warned to not be counseled by the wicked. We must remember that not all counsel is wise counsel. Be extremely cautious who you allow to advise you.

❤ Vs. 2-3: When we meditate on the Word of God and treat it as nutrition to our souls, we are compared to a tree who is grounded by a stream. Our roots are consistently taking in life-giving water and nutrients and help our “leaves” not to wither. We prosper when we are rooted in the Word!

❤ Vs. 6 – The Lord watches over the righteous. If you’re a child of God, you have the Creator of the Universe on YOUR side keeping His watchful eye on you. That’s something to be excited about!

prosper when rooted in God's Word

Chapter Two:

❤ Vs. 2: Feels like 2015, doesn’t t? It’s crazy to think that when the bible was written, it was known already that rulers of the earth wouldn’t support God’s agenda.

❤ Vs. 10-11: We need to come together as the body of Christ, both in our private prayer time and corporately as the church, and pray for our leaders. Pray for godly counsel and wisdom to guide them as they make decisions. We desperately need godly leadership.

❤ Vs. 12: We are blessed when we take refuge in God! He’s our rock!

pray for leaders

Chapter Three:

❤ Vs. 1-2: David had many enemies, but God proved Himself to be his Protector. I love that He “lifts up my head.” How many times are we so weak and wounded from the battle that it’s all we can do to lift our head? Exhaustion consumes us, worry depletes our strength and fear paralyzes. The mental picture that He literally lifts my head brings me so much encouragement and reminds me that He is our loving Father! Praise Him!

❤ Vs. He answers me, sustains me and delivers me. Yes, the Creator of the universe hears you. I googled “sustain” and here’s what I found – “to strengthen/support mentally or physically. Comfort, help, assist, encourage, carry.” I’m so thankful that in our darkest hours, Jesus sustains us!

God answers, sustains, and delivers

Chapter Four:

❤ Vs. 1, 3: I love David’s real, raw emotion here. He’s pleading with God in his time of distress. Do we pour out our hearts to the Lord when we pray, or are we just doing Him lip service? As much as he is pleading, he is confident that God hears his prayers. God hears you, my friend! 🙂

❤ Vs. 4: Man, just this verse alone will preach itself. It doesn’t say, “don’t be angry.” It simply says not to sin in our anger. Some things can really grate our nerves, but we must maintain our identity as the sons and daughters in the kingdom of God if we’re going to make a positive difference on anyone. Inhale.. Exhale.. Release it at the feet of Jesus..

❤ Vs. 6: If the light from God’s face shines upon us, we definitely have what it takes to be a light in the darkness. We can’t change anyone. Let me repeat that. We. Can’t change. Anyone. Only God can change someone’s heart. But we can be a reflection of His light and help brighten up the world we live in.

Inhale, exhale, release at the feet of Jesus

Now it’s YOUR TURN! Share below! What really spoke out to you in Psalms 3-4 today? Find some encouragement? Let’s start the discussion! 

As always, please share with someone!  You can also join the discussion on my Facebook page!

Live Life Unscripted,

❤ Brittany

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