Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | Psalm 48

It’s so glorious to feel like you’re on top of the world. And I’m 100 percent sure that God loves to see us in full happiness mode, especially when we’re celebrating with Him and because of Him. Think about how the Israelites must have felt when they sang this song, particularly when they were getting… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 48

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 47

There is nothing more satisfying than a feel-it-deep-down-in-your-soul worship session. Nothing. It doesn’t matter if you are in a room with yourself and your iPhone or surrounded by 10,000 people; meaningful worship times just can’t be topped. They are the times when you get to just lie your head on God’s shoulder and weep or… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 47

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 46

Sometimes I read things I’ve written in the past and go, “Clearly, that didn’t happen.” I’m wondering today if that’s how the sons of Korah might have felt if they had gone back to read today’s psalm. I’m referring specifically to verses 4 and 5: “A river brings joy to the city of our God,… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 46

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 45

Not every single word of the Bible is written expressly for and about God. Well, that didn’t come out just right. I mean, … just take this psalm, for instance: it is a love song “praising” a king and his bride-to-be, a wedding song, most likely. And I put “praising” in quotes because we don’t… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 45

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 44

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t thought about what all the Israelites went through to get to where we are in today’s psalm in a long time. Granted, the text is a bit vague, but we sorta kinda know from smart people before us that these pages probably were written in King David’s… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 44

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 43

The Sons of Korah (again, not the Australian rock band) can pen a beat,huh? Just kidding. I found these words to be super horrible song lyrics. They probably, however, could be turned into a tear-jerking country tune if one had a hankering to do so. That will not be me, but sometimes the best songs… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 43

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 42

Guess what. We’re almost 1/3 of the way through the Book of Psalms! And today marks the beginning of what is subtitled “Book Two.” Many of these opening psalms, like today’s reading, are attributed to the Sons of Korah, not the Australian band, but rather the ancestors of the guy who got swallowed up way… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 42

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 41

King David wasn’t poor by monetary standards. Yet, when I started reading this psalm, I related the very first line to wealth and prosperity. And while I get the feeling that David’s “poorness” in this psalm refers more to a “poor” state of health than a wallet, I’m still going to talk about not having… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 41

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 40

“Now that you have made me listen. I finally understand - you don’t require burnt offerings or sin offerings. ‘Then I said, “Look, I have come (v. 6-7).”’” “Look, I have come.” I’m just going to leave that here for today’s reading. Sum it up: I waited for You to help me,And as always, You… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 40

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Bible studies for writers | Psalm 39

Watching something completely unravel is maddening. We try to patch it up along the way, but another end breaks loose, and then another, and then another, until finally we just throw up our hands and say, “I can’t fix this!” That’s our lives sometimes, in a nutshell, and that’s just about where King David is… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Psalm 39