30 Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 17: Trust

God isn’t just a refuge, and He’s not just a fortress. The psalmist says he’s “my refuge, my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” He is the Most High, a high fortress on a high hill, invincible, and ready to protect us.  We can trust Him. Assignment: Pray that God will reveal Himself to you and use His Word to build your trust in Him as you study. Then return to Blue Letter Bible and open Psalm 91. We’re […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 16: A Fortress

Today we get to look at the word fortress! I’ve been looking forward to this! What a picture of God’s strength and protection! Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit to do His changing work in your heart as you study today. Start by reading all of Psalm 91, testing yourself as you go. How much of the chapter can you recite by now? Remember, the goal is to memorize this entire psalm. […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 15: A Refuge

Now that we’ve tiptoed into the world of Blue Letter Bible, we’re going to start using a few more of its tools today. The imagery used in Psalm 91 gives us plenty to meditate on as we study. Assignment: Pray for God’s guidance and wisdom as you study today. Then open Blue Letter Bible and go to Psalm 91. Scroll down to verse 2 and open the interlinear tool. (Do you remember […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 14: The Lord

(Note: The lesson for Day 9 has been revised. If you have not completed that lesson, or if you had difficulty understanding the original lesson, you can now go to Day 9 and use the new revised lesson. Thanks for your patience and understanding.) Yesterday was primarily an introduction to Blue Letter Bible, for those who have never used it. If you found it difficult to navigate for the first time, don’t […]

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Thirty Days for Busy Mamas, Day 13: God’s Names

We’ve looked closely at the text, marking words, making lists. It’s time to turn to some other study aids to help us dig even deeper. To do that, we’re going to use Blue Letter Bible — a site that has the potential to revolutionize your Bible study! Blue Letter Bible is free online, and is also free as an app, so you’ll have the choice of working directly from the website or using […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 12: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

It’s catch-up day again! I’ll bet most of you can make good use of the extra time! If you haven’t done the lesson for Day 9 yet, don’t try to do until I can revise it. I’m reorganizing  that lesson to make it easier and was hoping to post it today. However, I’m having computer problems that are making any kind of posts challenging at the moment. I’ll post a […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 11: Psalms Are for Singing

While we’re busy marking words, making lists, and looking for parallelism and imagery, we don’t want to forget that Psalm 91 was written to be sung, not just read and studied. As we sing the Psalms, we are singing God’s words back to Him. We’re praying, building each other up, expressing our joys and our sorrows, and reminding ourselves of God’s faithfulness. Here are a few musical versions of Psalm 91 to […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 10: Imagery

Yesterday we looked briefly at parallelism. The main point we want to remember is that biblical poetry makes use of repetition to enlarge and amplify ideas. Besides parallelism, the other main characteristic we see in Hebrew poetry is imagery. The poetry of the Bible is filled with vivid pictures that speak not only to our minds, but also to our emotions and our imaginations. We’re going to look for some of […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 9: Parallelism

(Note: This lesson has been revised from what was originally posted.) As we spend time marking words and making lists, we need to also remember that the book of Psalms is a collection of poems — poems that were written to be sung. Taking some time to look at the two most common characteristics of Hebrew poetry will increase our appreciation of the poetic beauty of Psalm 91, deepen our […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 8: Memorize

Psalm 91 is a psalm we need to have stamped on our hearts. We’re going to aim at memorizing the entire psalm, starting today. Don’t let the thought of memorizing sixteen verses intimidate you. Think of memorizing as just another level of studying the psalm. The Psalms, because they are poetry, are easier to memorize than some portions of Scripture. I think you’ll be surprised, too, at how easily you’ll memorize the […]

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