Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
Acronym to pray before reading the Bible –
I – Incline: “Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!” (Psalm 119:36)
O – Open: “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” (Psalm 119:18)
U – Unite: “Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.” (Psalm 86:11)
S – Satisfy: “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” (Psalm 90:14).
Credit – John Piper
George Muller Quote – “The first great and primary business to which I ought to attend everyday is to have my soul happy in the Lord.”
When we study God’s Word, it should lead us to both rejoicing and repenting.
- What stands out to you from the text?
- What questions or comments do you have about it?
- In what ways did you find yourself encouraged and/or rejoicing when you heard the message?
- In what ways were you challenged to repent or change when you heard the message?
- How did the teacher connect this passage to Christ? What other connections do you see between this message and the redemptive work of Christ?
- What is one thing that you want to remember from this sermon?
- Why is that important to you?