From Jess:

Book of Psalms – patterned, present, and promised.

  • Pattern

    • 1-41 (Genesis): psalms of man and creation.

    • 42-72 (Exodus): suffering and redemption

    • 73-89 (Leviticus): worship and God’s house

    • 90-106 (Numbers)- our pilgrimage on Earth

    • 107-150 (Deuteronomy): praise and the Word

  • Present:

    • Psalm 2:6- I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain

    • Psalm 2:12- kiss his son or he will be angry and your way will lead to destruction….blessed are all who take refuge in him.

  • Promised:

    • Luke 24:44- He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”

      • Jesus even acknowledges the book of psalms was prophecy about HIM

  • * The Psalms weren’t written in palaces, they were written in caves on the run….the entire book is a collection of midnight singing

    Psalm 1:1

    • Living your life for Good V Evil and the consequences of each, how to keep yourself on the right path

    • Do not follow the advice of the wicked

      • Proverbs 11:14- For lack of guidance a nation falls,
            but victory is won through many advisers.

      • Who do you go to for advice? Think of 3 people you can go to for GODLY advice

    • “Nor be found sitting in the scorner’s seat”- he doesn’t even hang around in the company of the wicked!

Proverbs 31: She’s a boss!

I think people get too hung up on the false idea that Christian women should completely submit themselves to their husbands, and that this is their only purpose in life. This verse outlines the ideal, virtuous woman that we should all strive to be. God did not create us to just sit around and be subservient; He created us in His image and to be strong contributors to our families. He wants us to be doers! The Proverbs 31 woman is made strong through grace, wisdom (wisdom is personified as a woman throughout proverbs), and the fear of God. Her husband trusted her totally, her husband and children voluntarily praised her, her home was run like a well-oiled machine, she reached out to her community and helped the poor, and increased her family’s resources through wise investments and productive management; she did it all!



  • Proverbs 13:20

    • What do you do to keep wise/Godly Company? How can you get better at it?

  • Proverbs 11:14

    • Who do you go to for advice? Think of 3 people you can go to for GODLY advice

  • Do a SOAP study on Proverbs 31:10-31

    • Go through the book of Proverbs, memorize your favorites so that you will have a song to sing at midnight.