Psalms - September 4, 1994

Our journey through the Bible has brought us to the biggest book it contains: the Psalms. There are 150 chapters in this book! Psalm 119 contains 176 verses! Someone has said that Psalm 118:8,98It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. 9It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. (Psalm 118:8‑9) are the center two verses of the Bible. They are quoted here:
118:8: [It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
118:9: [It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
The Spirit of God inspired King David to write many of these beautiful Psalms. As we read them, we can remember the many trials and testings that dear King David went through and how often he was cast on the Lord to preserve him from his enemies.
Most wonderful of all is to think of these beautiful verses as describing the heart and thoughts of our blessed Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ.
You may have already learned by heart Psalm 23 which begins with, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” We will read and consider a few of the better-known psalms in our journey. Perhaps you will want to read them all in your own Bible study.
Let’s rest now while you find the following verses before going further in our journey.
1. The Lord Jesus told His disciples that ____________ in riches can cause great difficulties to one who would enter the kingdom of God. Mark 10:___
And
2. Love, joy and peace are some of the wonderful fruit that the ____________ of God produces in believers’ lives. Galatians 5:___
But
3. The Lord sometimes allows His beloved people to experience a ____________ in their life in order to strengthen their faith. 1 Peter 1:___
That
4. God the Father sent His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to be the ____________ of the world. 1 John 4:___
And
5. The Lord Jesus called Himself the good ____________ who gave His life for His sheep. John 10:___
I