The Ministry to Seafarers (M2S)

Psalm 19 Journal Starter

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We hope to provide you with some questions to spark reflection on the Psalms.

If you want to, you can share some of your thoughts in the comments section below. We would love to hear how God is working in your heart.

You can listen to Psalm 19 here or watch below. You can find Psalm 19 in the New International Version here.

Journal Starter for Psalm 19

In Psalm 19,  David praises:
-God's glory revealed in the heavens (verses 1-6)
-God's goodness revealed in His Law (verses 7-9)
-God's love revealed in His grace (verses 10-14)
What do you think of when you think about God's glory? Imagine being in His presence. What do you feel when you see God's glory in the beauty of the sky?

What does the word "law" bring to mind for you? What you think about and how do you feel when you think about God's law? David says God's Law is sweeter than honey...what do you think about that? 
David delights in God's law, but he knows he doesn't obey it perfectly. In fact, he acknowledges that sometimes he does not even realize he is breaking God's law. He asks God to forgive him. He also asks God to keep him from "willful sin"— from doing things he knows are against God's law.

At the end of the chapter, David calls God his Rock and Redeemer. He knows that he is not strong, but God is. He knows he needs to be redeemed— bought back and rescued— because of his law breaking.

He delights in God's law and relies on God's grace. 
How do you think of God first? As Judge? Saviour? Rock? Redeemer?

Imagine Jesus is sitting across from you in your room. He knows everything you've ever done and His eyes are full of love for you. He offers you forgiveness for all of your sins. How do you feel?

What prevents you from accepting God's grace? When is it easy to accept God's grace?

He offers you His Word/His Law as a gift— a gift as glorious as the skies, as precious as gold, and sweeter than honey. Write/tell God how you feel about this gift. 

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