Summer Bible Study: Psalm 119

By Major Beth Desplancke
Territorial Women’s Ministries Program Secretary

As you soak in the sun or soak in a pool, I encourage you also to use the summer months to soak in the Word of God. Spend this summer soaking in one passage of Scripture – Psalm 119. Psalm 119 is a record of a man’s commitment to and love for the Word of God. Psalm 119 is divided into 22 stanzas of 8 verses each. Each weekly lesson will look at two stanzas (16 verses). Although Psalm 119 is one continuous chapter, each lesson can stand alone (if people are busy traveling and miss weekly programs). This is a great study that you can take with you on your travels and do it individually, or gather with a group of women over the summer and dig into God’s Word.

Matthew Henry, the great 18th century Bible commentator, was introduced to Psalm 119 as a child. His father, Philip Henry, told his children to take one verse of Psalm 119 every morning to meditate on, and thereby go through the entire psalm twice in the year. Philip said to his children, “That will bring you to be in love with all the rest of the Scriptures.” Perhaps that practice was why Matthew Henry loved the Bible so much that he wrote commentary that is used still today.

Click on the week number for each individual lesson.

Week 1: Psalm 119:1-16

Week 2: Psalm 119:17-32

Week 3: Psalm 119:33-48

Week 4: Psalm 119:49-64

Week 5: Psalm 119:65-80

Week 6: Psalm 119:81-96

Week 7: Psalm 119:97-112

Week 8: Psalm 119:113-128

Week 9: Psalm 119:129-144

Week 10: Psalm 119:145-160

Week 11: Psalm 119:161-176

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