Daily Bible Readings
Week 52: September 25-30, 2017
❏ Monday Psalms 23-28
❏ Tuesday Psalms 29-34
❏ Wednesday Psalms 35-41
❏ Thursday Psalms 42-47
❏ Friday Psalms 48-53
❏ Saturday Psalms 54-60
Note that the readings are assigned from Monday to Saturday, leaving Sunday as the day to catch up, and also indicating that we will be corporately hearing the Word at church. The following questions are optional, for your personal growth.
Study Questions: Week 52
1. Why do you think Psalm 23 has had such enduring popularity as a Psalm?
2. What sort of themes do you see in Psalms 24-28?
3. What does the voice of the Lord do, according to Psalm 29?
4. Why is Psalm 32 a good psalm to use when struggling with sin?
5. How does Psalm 34:19-20 prophesy Jesus’ death on the cross?
6. Psalm 35 is one of the imprecatory psalms. These are psalms of anger, calling out curses on the Lord’s enemies. They can be hard to read, but what does the existence of these psalms as part of the inspired Scripture show us about the importance of praying to God even when we are angry?
7. Psalm 38 is an example of a Hebrew acrostic poem. These are virtually impossible to translate into English in acrostic form. Each verse begins with the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet, going from aleph (א) to taw (ת) (equivalent to our a-z). What is the theme of this psalm?
8. The Book of Psalms is really a compilation of five books of psalms. How does the first book end?
9. Psalms 42 and 43 echo a common theme. What is that theme?
10. Who are the Sons of Korah, writers of many of the psalms in Book 2? (See 1 Chronicles 6, and carefully look at the family tree of Heman in verses 33–38.)
11. What reformation hymn is based on Psalm 46?
12. Who is Asaph? (See 1 Chronicles 15:16-24.)
13. Sometimes the ascriptions to the psalms give us background to when they were written. What do we learn about psalms 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 59, and 60 from their ascriptions? (Feel free to review 1 & 2 Samuel as you read these psalms!)