Creative Bible Study – Psalm 9

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Context

Perhaps David wrote this Psalm remembering the victory over Goliath from the advantage of many years since that triumph.

Commentary

Outline:

Thanksgiving – verses 1-6

Testimony – verses 7-14

Triumph – verses 15-20

“I will praise Thee.”  David is determined to praise God.  In the past it was easy for me to slip into a ‘why me?’ attitude.  The first two verses of this Psalm remind us to choose to praise God and remember God’s wondrous works.  These actions will change your attitude.

God will ultimately destroy the wicked.  He is on His throne and is the final judge.  Just picture the boy David standing over the slain giant Goliath.  One rock from the sling of a shepherd boy and God overcomes the enemy.  How David must have thanked God that day and in the days that followed.

God is a refuge for the oppressed and those in trouble.  He provides shelter and protection.  He is our strong and mighty fortress.  The knowledge of that shelter and protection should cause us to sing songs of praise and share the testimony of God’s faithfulness.

The Psalm concludes with words of triumph.  The enemy falls into their own traps.  May we each be reminded today that God is God.

Creative

For this week’s page, I cut a heart from white card stock and crumpled it into a ball.  After flattening the piece out, I used a direct to paper technique with a red ink pad.  The words are from journaling cards and some are sponged with a tan ink.  The flags on the throne card and the Psalm 9 title tag used a couple of new Stampin’ Up! punches.  The Sing Praise oval was added with washi tape.Psalm9JournalPage

The printable journaling cards are available here.

Imagery

Whole heart; recount God’s wondrous works; blotted out their name from the scroll; hunters used snares, traps, nets and pits, often in combination, and always involving concealment; oppressed, needy, afflicted – God never forgets; God enthroned in heaven

Hymns

O Lord Most High

Psalm 9 by Jacob’s Well

 

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