Psalm 22


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Psalm 19


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Digging Deeper

 
Do you ever feel like you are missing something? As we are reading through the Book of Psalms this summer, you will have times in your study where you feel like you don’t have all the information you need. A psalm will seem like it is saying more than you are understanding or referencing something you don’t know. When that happens, what will you do?
 
One idea is to turn to commentaries. Commentaries are books that provide background and insight into Scripture. While thousands upon thousands of commentaries have been published, many are for scholarly work or beyond the scope of devotions and Bible study. If you are interested in digging deeper in the psalms that you read, I recommend a simple place to begin.
 
Matthew Henry was a sixteenth-century English protestant minister who published an extensive commentary on all of Scripture. His work is now in the public domain and free to use. You can follow this link here – https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/matthew-henry/Psalms – to find his commentary on the Psalms. While he was a man of his time, his writings still hold up today and are an excellent place to start with your studies. If you are interested in knowing more or looking at more contemporary commentaries on the Psalms, please come talk to me. I can connect you with resources that can deepen and enrich your study this summer.
 
I am so thankful that you are on the journey with me!
 
– Patrick

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Psalm 16


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We Are What We Repeatedly Do

 
 
I am so thankful for how many of you have shown interest and enthusiasm to read the Psalms together with me this summer. I am praying that our reading serves as a time for growth and reflection and an opportunity to love and follow God more fully. In getting started this week, I had someone text me and confess that after reading the assigned psalms, they did not feel anything. They didn’t have any deep questions or great revelations. They asked if they were missing something or doing it wrong.
This is a fantastic question. In thinking about our reading this summer, one of the best metaphors for me is the that of exercise. Thirty minutes on the treadmill may not lead to any physical breakthroughs. The transformation comes not in the first time you go to the gym, but in going consistently, day after day. Scripture reading works like that. Opening ourselves up to God day after day builds up our spiritual muscles and allows us to better live a life of love, joy, and grace.
 
Author Stephen Covey reminds us that, “We are what we repeatedly do.” The habits and choices we make each day are the things that make us. By choosing to read Psalms each day, my prayer is that we are all being formed around the words of Scripture, the love of God, and the Good News of Jesus Christ.
 
Thank you for joining me on this journey! Thank you for your willingness to open yourselves up to become more fully who God wants you to be. May the Holy Spirit meet us in our reading!
 
– Patrick

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Psalm 8


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Psalm 6


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Psalm 3


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Psalm 1

 
 

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Psalm Reading Schedule

Here is our schedule for readings for this Summer.  Are you joining us late?  Jump in on today’s date.  Have you missed a day?  Just jump back in with today’s reading.  Thank you for participating and may God bless your reading and study of the book of Psalms!
 
Summer Schedule – 
June 18 | Psalm 1-2

June 19 | Psalm 3-4

June 20 | Psalm 5-6

June 21 | Psalm 7-8

June 22 | Psalm 9-10

June 23 | Psalm 11-13

June 24 | Psalm 14-15

June 25 | Psalm 16-17

June 26 | Psalm 18

June 27 | Psalm 19-21

June 28 | Psalm 22

June 29 | Psalm 23-24

June 30 | Psalm 25-26

July 1 | Psalm 27-28

July 2 | Psalm 29-30

July 3 | Psalm 31

July 4 | Psalm 32-33

July 5 | Psalm 34

July 6 | Psalm 35

July 7 | Psalm 36

July 8 | Psalm 37

July 9 | Psalm 38-39

July 10 | Psalm 40

July 11 | Psalm 41

July 12 | Psalm 42-43

July 13 | Psalm 44

July 14 | Psalm 45

July 15 | Psalm 46-47

July 16 | Psalm 48-49

July 17 | Psalm 50-51

July 18 | Psalm 52-53

July 19 | Psalm 54-55

July 20 | Psalm 56-57

July 21 | Psalm 58-59

July 22 | Psalm 60-61

July 23 | Psalm 62-63

July 24 | Psalm 64-65

July 25 | Psalm 66-67

July 26 | Psalm 68

July 27 | Psalm 69

July 28 | Psalm 70-71

July 29 | Psalm 72

July 30 | Psalm 73

July 31 | Psalm 74

Aug 1 | Psalm 75-77

Aug 2 | Psalm 78:1-31

Aug 3 | Psalm 78: 32-72

Aug 4 | Psalm 79-80

Aug 5 | Psalm 81-82

Aug 6 | Psalm 83-84

Aug 7 | Psalm 85-86

Aug 8 | Psalm 87-88

Aug 9 | Psalm 89

Aug 10 | Psalm 90-91

Aug 11 | Psalm 92-93

Aug 12 | Psalm 94-95

Aug 13 | Psalm 96-97

Aug 14 | Psalm 98-99

Aug 15 | Psalm 100-101

Aug 16 | Psalm 102

Aug 17 | Psalm 103

Aug 18 | Psalm 104

Aug 19 | Psalm 105

Aug 20 | Psalm 106

Aug 21 | Psalm 107

Aug 22 | Psalm 108

Aug 23 | Psalm 109

Aug 24 | Psalm 110-111

Aug 25 | Psalm 112-115

Aug 26 | Psalm 116-118

Aug 27 | Psalm 119:1-40

Aug 28 | Psalm 119:41-72

Aug 29 | Psalm 119: 73-112

Aug 30 | Psalm 119:113-144

Aug 31 | Psalm 119:145-176

Sept 1 | Psalm 120-122

Sept 2 | Psalm 123-125

Sept 3 | Psalm 126-128

Sept 4 | Psalm 129-131

Sept 5 | Psalm 132-134

Sept 6 | Psalm 135-136

Sept 7 | Psalm 137-138

Sept 8 | Psalm 139-140

Sept 9 | Psalm 141-142

Sept 10 | Psalm 143-144

Sept 11 | Psalm 145-146

Sept 12 | Psalm 147-148

Sept 13 | Psalm 149-150


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