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Psalm 119

We are beginning week 3 of scripture writing on the topic of God’s Word.

As you open your Bible to Psalm 119, I hope you will choose to spend plenty of time in this beautiful Psalm. We could have based the entire two month long scripture writing plan on this one Psalm. Please consider writing out more verses from Psalm 119 than what are listed on the plan.

The entire purpose of Psalm 119 is to show the value and greatness of God’s word. It is not only the longest chapter in the book of Psalms but the longest chapter in the entire Bible. Here you will find different words used to refer to God’s word. In the particular translation I am reading (NKJV), I find many different words for God’s word. Here are some of the words.

  • statutes
  • precepts
  • commandments
  • testimonies
  • way

What words do you find for God’s word?

Plan to spend time this week and beyond in this amazing Psalm. Perhaps read it in more than one translation, select some words to do a word study, meditate on the verses and let it guide you in prayer.

The longest chapter in the Bible is proclaiming the greatness of God’s word!

How does that change your perspective on spending time in God’s word and scripture writing.

Open my eyes that I might see wondrous things from Your law.   
~Psalm 119:18
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Scripture Writing – Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the June and July Scripture Writing Plan.

How did you like the first week of the plan? Did you write more verses than what are listed on the plan each day? I found that reading the surrounding verses to understand the context usually resulted in my choosing to write out a few more verses. After writing the verses I like to underline or circle key words and make a few notes in my notebook. Also finding this scripture writing activity to be a helpful guide for praying.

I’m really enjoying this theme of God’s Word. How about you? Please share something about your scripture writing experience in the comments below.

If you don’t know about the scripture writing plan, please see – Starts Today

Be sure to download a copy of the plan, grab a notebook along with your Bible and join us in the Psalms this week.

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Starts Today

June 1, 2020

Today is the start of the June and July scripture writing plan. The theme is God’s Word.

Reading the Bible can be compared to eating food. Here are a few of the ways and you can probably think of more.

  • Needed daily
  • Provides nourishment
  • Should be chewed well
  • Needs to be digested

Scripture writing helps you to slow down and focus on a single verse or small portion of scripture. Slowing down gives more opportunity to notice things that might have been missed before. You will find that the practice of writing scripture will help you listen carefully for what God is saying through His word.

If you have not printed out your copy of the scripture plan yet please click on the link below.

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Scripture Writing Plan

This blog post is your invitation to join me on an adventure of scripture writing!

Let’s enter the month of June with a plan for writing out Bible verses and then continue on through July. The theme of the plan is God’s Word.

All you need to do is click on the link below to download your PDF and then print out your free scripture writing plan. You can still easily participate even if you do not have access to a printer. Simply look on the PDF to see the verses for each day. These verses have been carefully selected for the theme of God’s Word.

If you have never tried the practice of scripture writing, this is the time to start.

Reading the scripture for the day and then writing it is such a rewarding practice. There are many reasons to love scripture writing and the verses selected for the June and July plan highlight many of these. You will immediately notice that it causes you to slow down, absorb the words and meditate on the verses as you go through the day.

Later there will be a follow-up blog post about scripture writing. But for now download your free plan, find a notebook and choose the time of day you will be writing.

June and July Scripture Writing Plan
from EverydaywiththeKing.com

Please leave a comment below to let me know you are planning to participate ūüôā

You are always welcome to contact me directly by email. I will quickly respond!

Send me an email – Lynn@everydaywiththeking.com

Bible

Scripture Writing Plan

This blog post is your invitation to join me on an adventure of scripture writing!

Let’s enter the month of June with a plan for writing out Bible verses and then continue on through July. The theme of the plan is God’s Word.

All you need to do is click on the link below to download your PDF and then print out your free scripture writing plan. You can still easily participate even if you do not have access to a printer. Simply look on the PDF to see the verses for each day. These verses have been carefully selected for the theme of God’s Word.

If you have never tried the practice of scripture writing, this is the time to start.

Reading the scripture for the day and then writing it is such a rewarding practice. There are many reasons to love scripture writing and the verses selected for the June and July plan highlight many of these. You will immediately notice that it causes you to slow down, absorb the words and meditate on the verses as you go through the day.

Later there will be a follow-up blog post about scripture writing. But for now download your free plan, find a notebook and choose the time of day you will be writing.

June and July Scripture Writing Plan
from EverydaywiththeKing.com

Please leave a comment below to let me know you are planning to participate ūüôā

You are always welcome to contact me directly by email. I will quickly respond!

Send me an email – Lynn@everydaywiththeking.com

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Psalm 25:14

My favorite daily Bible reading plan is the One Year Chronological Bible. In case you are interested in this plan, the month of May is a great time to start. Most of the readings are from the Psalms and it would be an excellent place in the Old Testament to begin.

Here is a link to a few earlier blog posts about the One Year Chronological Bible reading plan Leave a comment below if you would like more information about this or other Bible reading plans.


For those reading along in the One Year Chronological Bible reading plan, Psalm 25 was part of the daily reading on May 8th.

Let’s focus in on verse 14. So much in this one little verse! I’ve chosen to share the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition¬†because it captures the point of the verse so well. Basically, the AMPC allows you to more easily understand the meaning of many verses without devoting time in research. I love being able to access the AMPC but of course, nothing replaces researching for yourself.

The secret [of the wise counsel] of the Lord is for those who fear Him,
And He will let them know His covenant and reveal to them [through His word] its [deep, inner] meaning.   РPsalm 25:14 AMPC

Here is an excerpt from what Charles Spurgeon beautifully wrote about Psalm 25:14

The higher spiritual life is necessarily a path which the eagle’s eye hath not known, and which the lion’s whelp has not travelled; neither natural wisdom nor strength can force a door into this inner chamber. Saints have the key of heaven’s hieroglyphics; they can unriddle celestial enigmas. They are initiated into the fellowship of the skies; they have heard words which it is not possible for them to repeat to their fellows.¬†And he will shew them his covenant. Its antiquity, security, righteousness, fulness, graciousness and excellence, shall be revealed to their hearts and understandings, and above all, their own part in it shall be sealed to their souls by the witness of the Holy Spirit. The designs of love which the Lord has to his people in the covenant of grace, he has been pleased to show to believers in the Book of Inspiration, and by his Spirit he leads us into the mystery, even the hidden mystery of redemption. He who does not know the meaning of this verse, will never learn it from a commentary; let him look to the cross, for the secret lies there.

The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show th

You might also like to read this post – Secret Place

Comments and questions are always welcome!

Love to know your thoughts on this verse ‚ô•

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Faith Quest

Are you on a quest for more faith?

A quest for faith often involves searching, studying and prayer to find the faith supply that seems hidden. However, this is not necessary. It is like someone leaving their home and going on a journey in search of a treasure that is waiting back at home. The answer to the faith quest is simply this¬† ¬†~ ¬†God’s Word¬†

I prayed for faith and thought that some day faith would come down and strike me like lightning. But faith did not seem to come. One day I read in the tenth chapter of Romans, “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” I had up to this time closed my Bible and prayed for faith. I now opened my Bible and began to study, and faith has been growing ever since.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†~Dwight L. Moody

Let’s look at Romans 10:17 in a few different translations¬†

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 So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.  РKJV

So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.    РNKJV

 (Belief you see, can only come from hearing the message, and the message is the word of Christ.)      РJ.B. Phillips 

 So faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word of Christ.    -NASB

 So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself).  -AMPC

So faith comes from hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the [preaching of the] message concerning Christ.   -AMP


This verse is certainly telling us that the Bible is all we need to acquire more faith. If you look at this verse in different Bible translations it becomes more noticeable that the particular part of God’s word that is needed is the gospels. It is clear that the words of Jesus are the key.

Let’s take a look at what happened in John 4:4-30 and John 4:39-43 ¬†This is the portion of scripture about the Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus. However for the purpose of our topic today, I want to focus on the group of people that hear about Jesus through the Samaritan woman.

Jesus talked to the Samaritan woman and she then shared with others. John 4:39 tells us that the people believed in Jesus because of hearing what the woman said. Those people then invited Jesus to stay with them and He did. It would be great if you could get your Bible out and read this portion of scripture now, but in case that isn’t possible, I have included it below in a couple of different versions.

¬†From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, ‚ÄúHe told me all the things that I have¬†done.‚ÄĚ ¬†So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they were asking Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. ¬†Many more believed because of His word; ¬†and they were saying to the woman, ‚ÄúIt is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world.‚Ä̬†After the two days He went forth from there into Galilee. ¬†-John 4:39-43 NASB

¬†Now many Samaritans from that city believed in Him and trusted Him [as Savior] because of what the woman said when she testified, ‚ÄúHe told me all the things that I have done.‚ÄĚ ¬†So when the Samaritans came to Jesus, they asked Him to remain with them; and He stayed there two days. ¬†Many more believed in Him [with a deep, abiding trust] because of His word [His personal message to them]; ¬†and they told the woman, ‚ÄúWe no longer believe just because of what you said; for [now] we have heard Him for ourselves and know [with confident assurance] that this One is truly the Savior of [all] the world.‚Ä̬†After the two days He went on from there into Galilee. ¬†– John 4:39-43 ¬†AMP

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We don’t believe any longer now because of what you said. We have heard him with our own ears. We know now that this must be the man who will save the world!                                            John 4:42  J.B. Phillips

The people believe after hearing the words of Jesus from the Samaritan woman. So this is an example of faith coming by hearing the word of God as Romans 10:17 says. But we also clearly see that another level of faith is reached when these people have their very own personal encounter with Jesus and hear Him for themselves.

Compare the Samaritan’s experience with your own faith experience. When you first believed you had faith to believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior. Later you moved to another level of faith after spending time with Jesus. I hope that you have come to know Jesus personally, yourself and not just second hand through other people’s testimonies. I pray that all who read this will have the desire to get to know the Lord Jesus Christ. The Samaritans had two special days with Jesus. We can have every day with Jesus. Open the Bible to hear Him speak to you!

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You Are Invited

 If you missed it, you might want to read the recent blog post Daily Bible Reading Plan

2020 is almost here! It’s time to decide on a daily Bible reading plan.

You are invited to join me in reading through the Bible together!

See the links below to learn all about it and sign up.

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Sign up today and be ready to begin on January 1, 2020

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Daily Bible Reading Plan

What daily Bible reading plan are you using right now?

What do you like about your reading plan? What don’t you like? Please share by leaving a comment below.

I have been reading the One Year Chronological Bible, again this year and love it! Reading the Bible in chronological order is wonderfully helpful and enjoyable. I also participate in the Read Thru the Word Bible Study.

My usual morning begins by spending quiet time with the Lord. This includes reading the daily portion of scripture from the One Year Chronological Bible. The Read Thru the Word Bible study provides access to a daily teaching video by Wendy Pope. I love Read Thru the Word and highly recommend it to anyone who wants more from their daily Bible reading experience.

Would you be interested in finding out more about it? You can sign up now to receive news and updates for the 2020 Bible study at Word Up Ministries

Today is a perfect time for you to start researching and deciding what Bible reading plan to choose for 2020. If you pray about it and explore the options now you will have plenty of time to be ready on January 1, 2020.

No matter what your other plans, goals or desires are for next year, make sure to have a plan in place for daily reading God’s word.

Visit many good books, but live in the Bible.

Please comment below or send me an email –¬†Lynn@everydaywiththeking.com

 

 

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Bible Study Methods

Last week was the last of “Question of the week” on the Facebook page.

Copy of Question of the Week

This post is a follow up on the topic of Bible study methods.

BUT FIRST

Before reading this post please take a brief pause to ask yourself one simple but extremely important question:

Why do I want to study the Bible?

Why is such a powerful question! It clears the confusion and brings what is truly important into focus.¬†Once you are certain of your why then it’s time to think about how.

Bible study for me is an activity with one constant goal that doesn’t change regardless of the method used for the study. My why is to know Jesus. I don’t just want to learn and understand about Him but truly actually KNOW JESUS!¬†

However

I have definitely experienced times of losing sight of the true goal and forgetting my why. To know more about that problem, please read this earlier post Purpose of Bible Study


Bible Study Methods

A method is a way to go about doing a Bible study. You could say that a method of Bible study is a kind of framework or structure to organize what you are doing.

Choosing a method for personal Bible study

Let’s explore this subject by considering a few questions:

  • what comes to mind when you think of Bible study methods?
  • why use a method at all?
  • Do you currently use a particular method?
  • Does it matter what method you use?

I think it does matter what method of studying the Bible is used. Not because one way is necessarily better than another but there is likely a certain Bible study method that is more beneficial for you. Discovering the best method will result in an enjoyable, rich and rewarding experience.

If you are finding Bible study to be a great experience you are probably using the best method for you. But if not, you may want to explore different types of Bible study methods.

Resources for you ‚Üď

Here is a page that is absolutely packed with helpful links. I recommend visiting and bookmarking it –¬†How to Study the Bible

More helpful links can be found on the Bible Study page

Please leave comments below or contact me –¬†HERE

Surround your Bible study time with prayer and make sure your motive is all about Jesus!