We’ve been going on a God Hunt this summer,
and it is time to reflect on our summer of wonders.
Psalm 78:6 urges us “not to forget the works of God.”
So, over the next two weeks, at summer’s end,
let us reflect, each day, with the help of the psalms,
“the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.” (Psalm 78:4)
For our own hearts,
for we will need to remember when God seems to be hiding His face,
and remembrance of His presence is sorely needed.
And for one another, to stir one another up.
And to record them for the next generation.
I’m praying, despite the busyness the approaching fall always brings,
that you can check in each day and record, with the help of the psalms, one “God sighting” that you remember from this summer.
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
1. What stood out to you from the above and why?
2. Read Psalm 78:1-8 and explain why it is important to recall and record and recite everyday God sightings to our own hearts and to others.
Monday, 8/28: The heavens declare…
3. Read Psalm 19:1-4 and explain how God’s voice goes out throughout all the earth.
4.Read Romans 10:14-18 and explain how Paul uses this psalm to explain how every heart should be
prepared to hear.
5. How have you seen God’s glory in creation this summer? How did it either enthrall you or cause you
to remember that He, and not you, are in control of this life?
Tuesday, 8/29: Two Great Books
Prepare your heart with this:
Spurgeon said “God has given us two great books to reveal Himself: creation and Scripture.” They talk about one another. God often uses what we can see on earth to help us understand what we cannot see spiritually.” I have meditated on Psalm 19:4-6 in which God compares the way the sun comes and moves to a bridegroom. We looked at the Song of Songs this summer, in which we learned that Jesus is our ultimate Bridegroom who appears and hides, like a deer — but I would say, also, like the sun! Also, in this psalm, in the Song of Songs, in Psalm 45, and in Revelation — we see that our ultimate Bridegroom will one day burst out of the sky, like the sun rising. I may be reading too much into this but would love your reflections on this.
4. Read Psalm 19:4-6 and comment on the metaphor of a sun and a bridegroom. What do they have in common?
5. Read Song of Songs 2:8-9 and comment on the comparison of Jesus and a deer. What do they have in common?
6. How has the Lord hidden from you and then suddenly appeared this summer?
Wednesday 8/30: More Desired Than Gold
7. Read Psalm 19:7-11 and explain some ways God’s Word is wonderful.
8. As you think back over our Bible study this summer, share a God sighting of a time when He spoke to you through His Word.
9. Does your life reflect that you believe the Word is more precious than gold? Have you seen growth in this area? If so, that is a God sighting!
Thursday 8/31: Let Sin Not Have Dominion Over Me
10. How does the psalmist pray in Psalm 19:12-14? Make this your prayer.
11. How has the Lord helped you this summer to overcome a heart idol?
Friday, 9/1: Forget Not All His Benefits
12. Read Psalm 78:11-37
A. What was the root sin of the Israelites? Compare this to Romans 1:18-21.
B. List at least three of the wonders the Israelites forgot according to this psalm.
C. What does this teach you about the importance of “God Hunts?”
Saturday, 9:2: The God Hunt from This Week You Will Record and Recite
13. This weekend tell one person about one of the ways you remember God working in your life this summer and record here what you did.
TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK…