Thrive in Five: Psalm 119

Acrostic poems. While you may not remember what an acrostic poem is off the top of your head, chances are you do remember writing one during your school age days. Just this past spring, as we were trying to keep calm during our crisis schooling adventure, Bella (my oldest who just finished 5th grade) was asked to write an acrostic poem about school at home. For this assignment she had to use her name to create the acrostic poem.

Being on the trampoline helps the days go by.

Enjoying time with family makes me feel better.

Lazy mornings are great!

Learning in my Brain Quest workbook is not as fun as school.

Adventuring outside is exciting in the spring.

Psalm 119 is written as an acrostic poem. In the case of this Psalm, each section features the 22 Hebrew letters in alphabetical order. Scholars believe it was written over a long period of time and the entire chapter focuses on God’s Word – why it is important, what makes it glorified, and how we can use it to shape our lives. 

Psalm 119 is pretty much smack dab in the middle of the Bible and, with 176 verses, it is the longest chapter of the Bible. We have chosen four of our favorite verses from this chapter; some we memorized as children (back in our Pioneer Club days) and others have resonated in our adult hearts. Please join us as we dive into Psalm 119:11,34,73, and 105 this week. We’d love to hear what God is teaching YOU along the way!

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Thrive in Five – One set of Bible verses, 5 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Grab a journal or download this worksheet and let’s dive into God’s Word.

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. – Psalm 119:11 NIV

Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. – Psalm 119:34 NIV

Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands. – Psalm 119:73 NIV

Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. – Psalm 119:105 NIV

Monday: Read Psalm 119:11,34,73,105. Write these verses in a journal and read the words out loud – slowly and intentionally while thinking about what each one means.  

Tuesday: Read Psalm 119:11,34,73,105 and answer these questions: What does this passage say about God? Is there an action to follow? 

Wednesday: Read Psalm 119:11,34,73,105 and think about this question: Is there a command to obey or an example to follow in this passage?

Thursday: Read Psalm 119:11,34,73,105 and begin to think about how you can apply this verse to your own life by answering this question: Does this passage give a promise to believe or a principle to practice?

Friday: Read Psalm 119:11,34,73,105 and respond to this question: Does this passage warn of sin(s) to avoid or give a warning to heed?

We look forward to hearing how God uses (insert bible passage here) to transform your heart and renew your mind as you lean into His perfect and pleasing will for your life. (Romans 12:2)

Love fiercely and live deeply, Bare Feet & Curls

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