Trauma and tragedy can leave us feeling lonely and unseen. For King & Country’s song “God Only Knows” reminds us that God holds a deep love and understanding of you and your circumstances (past or present). Many of the psalms of David poetically reflect our own heart’s cry.
Let’s take a deep look at one of those psalms this week.
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Write in your Bible
- Consider the opposite
- Make a list
- The line in the song that led me to the verse that led me to our focus Psalm this week – Psalm 25:16
- How Psalm 25 is an acrostic psalm, meaning each verse starts with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet (which is why is may read more disjointed than other psalms)
- Using the BITE of repetition to let the psalm really sink in
- My desire to seek God’s face before I seek His hand
- An article by Mortimer Adler on” How to Mark a Book” – Online Article
- Directing our attention to God first by marking every reference to God (by name or pronoun) with a triangle (or symbol or color of choice)
- Considering the opposite of steadfast – Psalm 25:7
- How God’s way is not consistent with our way -Psalm 25:8, Isaiah 55:8-9
- Marking the verbs in this psalm
- Making a list/column of “God’s verbs” vs. “My verbs”
- Recognizing that God takes on everything and our role is very limited
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This Week’s Challenge
Read Psalm 25 repeatedly this week. Then take the time to INTERACT with Psalm 25. Mark all of the references to God. Then make notes in a notebook or in the margins of what you learn about God through the words of this Psalm. Next, mark all of the verbs. Make a list of the “God verbs” in one column and a list of the “Me verbs” in another. Observe through this exercise all that God takes on Himself while our role is merely to trust, wait, fear, abide, take refuge, and keep His covenant.