This Psalms study is another from Good Morning Girls. These are simple studies but I really do enjoy them and get a lot from
them. I very much enjoy more in-depth Bible studies as well, but these
simpler ones are also a blessing to do. I like to use the SOAP method of Bible study,
and the journal from GMG uses a very similar method. I find this
method so helpful whether I am studying shorter passages or longer ones, so
I hope you'll give it a try if you haven't ever done
so. Just a reminder that the S is for Scripture -- just write it out --
and the O is for Observation, the A is for Application and the P is for
prayer concerning how you'll apply this verse or praise for what it
means to you.
Today's study is from Psalm 121, and the verse we were to closely consider is verse 3. I chose to study both verse 2 and verse 3.
S= "My help cometh from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
"He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; He who keepeth thee will not slumber." (Psalm 121:2-3)
O= In the New Scofield Reference Bible, Dr. C.I. Scofield calls this "The traveler's psalm", but it would be comforting and appropriate for anyone. It seems to have been sung while ascending to Jerusalem -- so at first sight of the hills, travelers would have been reminded that their help comes from God, who made heaven and earth. His saving, keeping, preserving power is highlighted here, and since He never sleeps, He is always caring for His people.
A= I have always loved this psalm, because here in New Hampshire we're surrounded by hills and mountains. Looking up to them never fails to calm my soul as I'm reminded of the steadfast goodness and unlimited power to help, from the One who created them. This was brought home to me even more vividly in summer 2020 as we visited places like Zion National Park and Grand Canyon. I'm so thankful for God's magnificent power and His steadfast, continual care of me as His child.
P= "Lord, I am so thankful that my help comes from You, the Maker of heaven and earth. How thankful I am that You do not slumber or sleep, but that You continually watch over Your people and protect them. I'm grateful too for Your goodness in giving us sleep and rest even in difficult times. I've been able to sleep during some of the most difficult times of my life, and I know that was a gift straight from Your hand. I thank You in Jesus' name, Amen."
And that's the Sunday Scripture for this week!