This one year study thru the Bible for kids is designed to hit the highlights and provide practical application. I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (Psalm 119) while we focus in on just a few verses.
Background: The book of Psalms was written by at least 7 authors. It expresses a range of human emotions from praise to God in good times, fear of enemies in bad times, guilt, anger and an overriding confidence in God’s goodness, majesty and power.
Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible. In it’s 176 verses, the author describes his love for God’s word and the benefits of studying it.
Ask the children…
What are some benefits for studying God’s word?
“Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord.” (Psalm 119:1)
“How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.” (Psalm 119:9)
“Your laws please me; they give me wise advice.” (Psalm 119:24)
“I lie in the dust; revive me by your word.” (Psalm 119:25)
Read also these verses with your children and discuss all the benefits of studying God’s word. Psalm 119:28, 35, 56, 72, 93, 98, 103, 105, 111, 114, 143, 162, 165. Make a plan as a family for studying the word of God.
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