Bible Reading

This Lent, we are asking people at Flowing Grace to dig deeper into holiness.  One of the ways to become deeper in faith is to spend more time in the Bible.  At the adult education class this past Sunday we talked about the Bible.  A tool to help you in your reading of a text is to first read a Psalm.  It happens to be the Psalm we have been reading as our opening to worship and call to worship.

PSALM 117:  Praise the Lord, all you nations!
    Extol him, all you peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!

Read this Psalm before you enter into your reading of the Scriptures and use it as a reference for your reading.  
1.  Praise the Lord – What is it about the text that can cause you to praise God in your reading?

2.  Extol him – This is even a bigger level of praise and moves the reader to glorify God – how might the text lead you to glorify God?

3.  For Great is his steadfast love for us – how does the text show God’s love for us?

4.  The faithfulness of the Lord endures forever – as you read the text, what does it show about God’s promises and how God keeps promises?  When you read the text, know that God is faithful to loving us and faithful to the covenant with us.

I pray you find this another helpful tool for reading Scripture!

Enjoy the snow!