Week 7 Day 5: Psalms of Ascent

Read Psalm 131
Personal Bible Study

  • This Psalm speaks to contentment.  Why would contentment have been on the minds of those traveling to Jerusalem to worship?
  • Why does God desire that we be content?
  • See 1 Timothy 6:6-12.  What is the connection between pride and a lack of contentment?
Family Discussion Guide
  • What does being content mean?
  • Why is it important to God?
Daily Reflection Questions
  • What fundamental truth does this text reveal?
  • How does this text inform the way God intends me to view myself, others, my circumstances, and the world?
  • How can I apply the truth of this text to my life in a practical way?

Community Conversation Suggestions
  • How do you feel about going to church?  Do you view going to church and worshipping God as the same thing?  For you, what makes them the same, different, or both?
  • Could you identify with any of the speakers in these Psalms?  Have you ever felt or thought the things that they expressed?  If so, then which ones resonated with you?  Why?
  • What did you learn about God from these Psalms?  What do you think God wants us to learn from them?

Spiritual Formation Activity
  • Think about your favorite worship song.  Why is it your favorite? Does it give you hope, comfort, and strength?
  • Write out at least one verse of your favorite worship song and the chorus if it has one.  Put it in a place where you can read it daily.
  • Either privately or with others, sing your favorite worship song to God as a prayer or in intentional praise.

Weekly Memory Verse
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord and walks in His ways. – Psalm 128:1






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