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Finding Refuge in the Psalms

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

Week 7 of our 90-Day Journey – THE HALFWAY POINT!

Breadcrumbs For The Journey

Way to go! We have made it halfway through our journey in the Bible! Don’t worry if you are behind – just keep reading. You are learning so much more than you realize!

The Bible Project video describes the Book of Psalms as “a virtual temple.” What they mean is that while the Israelite people were exiled from the Promised Land and the Temple in Jerusalem had been destroyed, the Psalms provided the liturgy and a virtual place of worship for the people of God.

Psalm 74:7 says, “They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of Your Name.” So, the Book of Psalms gives verbal descriptions of worship for God’s people:

  • “I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory.” (Ps. 63:2)

  • “How lovely is Your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!” (Ps. 84:1)

  • “Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere.” (Ps. 84:10)

  • “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.” (Ps. 95:6-7)

  • “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs…. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.” (Ps. 100:2,4)

Be captivated in worship as you read this week.

Good To Know

The Song of Solomon: Our culture has portrayed sexual relationships in many confusing ways so that it is difficult to know what is good and what is sinful regarding sex. The Song of Solomon is one long poem that begins with two lovers in courtship. They express how much they love each other and long for each other’s affection. Eventually, they come together in marriage, the groom praising his bride’s beauty. She struggles with the idea of desertion, while the man promises always to be faithful. This book expresses the goodness of love and marriage, and some say it also reflects the feelings of love God/Christ has for His bride – the Church.

Tip Of The Week

See what you know about the Book of Proverbs.

1. Proverbs 3:5-6 gives great advice for when life gets hard:

a. trust in the Lord b. don’t rely solely on how much you can understand

c. both

2. Proverbs 22:6 contains the famous reason about why parents make their children go

to church. It is so:

a. they won’t depart from the faith as adults b. they won’t act up in school

c. they will make perfect choices

3. Proverbs 16:3 tells us that before we make our plans for our future, we should:

a. go to a fortune teller b. go to a financial planner

c. ask God what he wants us to do

4. Proverbs 20:1 says this is a great reason not to drink too much or too often:

a. it makes you shy b. it gives you a rash c. it makes you stupid

5. Proverbs 8:10 states that the following is most important:

a. silver b. gold c. instruction from wise sources

6. According to Proverbs 11:13, gossiping is wrong and trustworthy people will do this:

a. never speak evil of someone b. only say nice things c. keep secrets

7. Proverbs 20:22 tells you to do this rather than try to get revenge:

a. pray for the person b. ask nicely for him to stop

c. wait for God to bring you justice

Fun Activity For the Week

Try this word search dealing with themes in the Book of Ecclesiastes.

Pressing on with you!

Pastor Todd

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