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Open Study on 2018 Part 2


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Psalms 1 The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly

1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.

3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither;And whatever he does shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so,But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,But the way of the ungodly shall perish.


Psalm 8 (NKJV),The Glory of the Lord in Creation

To the Chief Musician.

On the instrument of Gath. A Psalm of David.

1 O Lord, our Lord,How excellent is Your name in all the earth,Who have set Your glory above the heavens!

2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength,Because of Your enemies,That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

4 What is man that You are mindful of him,And the son of man that You visit him?

5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels,And You have crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;You have put all things under his feet,

7 All sheep and oxen—Even the beasts of the field,

8 The birds of the air,And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord, our Lord,How excellent is Your name in all the earth!

Psalm 18 (NKJV),God the Sovereign Savior

To the Chief Musician.

A Psalm of David the servant of the Lord, who spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said:

18:1 I will love You, O Lord, my strength.

2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;So shall I be saved from my enemies.

4 The pangs of death surrounded me,And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.

5 The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me;The snares of death confronted me.

6 In my distress I called upon the Lord,And cried out to my God;He heard my voice from His temple,And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.

7 Then the earth shook and trembled;The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken,Because He was angry.

8 Smoke went up from His nostrils,And devouring fire from His mouth;Coals were kindled by it.

9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down With darkness under His feet.

10 And He rode upon a cherub, and flew;He flew upon the wings of the wind.

11 He made darkness His secret place;His canopy around Him was dark waters And thick clouds of the skies.

12 From the brightness before Him,His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire.

13 The Lord thundered from heaven,And the Most High uttered His voice,Hailstones and coals of fire.

14 He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe,Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.

15 Then the channels of the sea were seen,The foundations of the world were uncovered At Your rebuke, O Lord,At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils.

16 He sent from above, He took me;He drew me out of many waters.

17 He delivered me from my strong enemy,From those who hated me,For they were too strong for me.

18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity,But the Lord was my support.

19 He also brought me out into a broad place;He delivered me because He delighted in me.

20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness;According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me.

21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord,And have not wickedly departed from my God.

22 For all His judgments were before me,And I did not put away His statutes from me.

23 I was also blameless before Him,And I kept myself from my iniquity.

24 Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness,According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.

25 With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful;With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless;

26 With the pure You will show Yourself pure;And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd.

27 For You will save the humble people,But will bring down haughty looks.

28 For You will light my lamp;The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

29 For by You I can run against a troop,By my God I can leap over a wall.

30 As for God, His way is perfect;The word of the Lord is proven;He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

31 For who is God, except the Lord?And who is a rock, except our God?

32 It is God who arms me with strength,And makes my way perfect.

33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer,And sets me on my high places

.34 He teaches my hands to make war,So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

35 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation;Your right hand has held me up,Your gentleness has made me great.

36 You enlarged my path under me,So my feet did not slip.

37 I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them;Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed.

38 I have wounded them,So that they could not rise;They have fallen under my feet.

39 For You have armed me with strength for the battle;You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

40 You have also given me the necks of my enemies,So that I destroyed those who hated me.

41 They cried out, but there was none to save;Even to the Lord, but He did not answer them.

42 Then I beat them as fine as the dust before the wind;I cast them out like dirt in the streets.

43 You have delivered me from the strivings of the people;You have made me the head of the nations;A people I have not known shall serve me.

44 As soon as they hear of me they obey me;The foreigners submit to me.

45 The foreigners fade away,And come frightened from their hideouts.

46 The Lord lives!Blessed be my Rock!Let the God of my salvation be exalted.

47 It is God who avenges me,And subdues the peoples under me;

48 He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me;You have delivered me from the violent man.

49 Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the Gentiles,And sing praises to Your name.

50 Great deliverance He gives to His king,And shows mercy to His anointed,To David and his descendants forevermore.

Psalm 80 (NKJV),Prayer for Israel’s Restoration

To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.”

A Testimony of Asaph. A Psalm.

80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,You who lead Joseph like a flock;You who dwell between the cherubim, shine forth!

2 Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh,Stir up Your strength,And come and save us!

3 Restore us, O God;Cause Your face to shine,And we shall be saved!

O Lord God of hosts,How long will You be angry Against the prayer of Your people?

5 You have fed them with the bread of tears,And given them tears to drink in great measure.

6 You have made us a strife to our neighbors,And our enemies laugh among themselves.

7 Restore us, O God of hosts;Cause Your face to shine,And we shall be saved!

8 You have brought a vine out of Egypt;You have cast out the nations, and planted it.

9 You prepared room for it,And caused it to take deep root,And it filled the land.

10 The hills were covered with its shadow,And the mighty cedars with its boughs.

11 She sent out her boughs to the Sea,And her branches to the River.

12 Why have You broken down her hedges,So that all who pass by the way pluck her fruit?

13 The boar out of the woods uproots it,And the wild beast of the field devours it.

14 Return, we beseech You, O God of hosts;Look down from heaven and see,And visit this vine

15 And the vineyard which Your right hand has planted,And the branch that You made strong for Yourself.

16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down;They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance.

17 Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand,Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.

18 Then we will not turn back from You;Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.

19 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts;Cause Your face to shine,And we shall be saved!

Psalm 81 (NKJV),An Appeal for Israel’s Repentance

To the Chief Musician.

On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm of Asaph.

8:11 Sing aloud to God our strength;Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob.

2 Raise a song and strike the timbrel,The pleasant harp with the lute.

3 Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon,At the full moon, on our solemn feast day.

4 For this is a statute for Israel,A law of the God of Jacob.

5 This He established in Joseph as a testimony,When He went throughout the land of Egypt,Where I heard a language I did not understand.

6 “I removed his shoulder from the burden;His hands were freed from the baskets.

7 You called in trouble, and I delivered you;I answered you in the secret place of thunder;I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah

8 “Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you!O Israel, if you will listen to Me!

9 There shall be no foreign god among you;Nor shall you worship any foreign god.

10 I am the Lord your God,Who brought you out of the land of Egypt;Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

11 “But My people would not heed My voice,And Israel would have none of Me.

12 So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart,To walk in their own counsels.

13 “Oh, that My people would listen to Me,That Israel would walk in My ways!

14 I would soon subdue their enemies,And turn My hand against their adversaries.

15 The haters of the Lord would pretend submission to Him,But their fate would endure forever.

16 He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat;And with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.”

Psalm 118 (NKJV),Praise to God for His Everlasting Mercy

118:1 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!For His mercy endures forever.

2 Let Israel now say,“His mercy endures forever.”

3 Let the house of Aaron now say,“His mercy endures forever.”

4 Let those who fear the Lord now say,“His mercy endures forever.”

5 I called on the Lord in distress;The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.

6 The Lord is on my side;I will not fear.What can man do to me?

7 The Lord is for me among those who help me;Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.

8 It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man.

9 It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in princes.

10 All nations surrounded me,But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

11 They surrounded me,Yes, they surrounded me;But in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

12 They surrounded me like bees;They were quenched like a fire of thorns;For in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

13 You pushed me violently, that I might fall,But the Lord helped me.

14 The Lord is my strength and song,And He has become my salvation.

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation Is in the tents of the righteous;The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.

16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted;The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.

17 I shall not die, but live,And declare the works of the Lord.

18 The Lord has chastened me severely,But He has not given me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness;I will go through them,And I will praise the Lord.

20 This is the gate of the Lord,Through which the righteous shall enter.

21 I will praise You,For You have answered me,And have become my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.

23 This was the Lord’s doing;It is marvelous in our eyes.

24 This is the day the Lord has made;We will rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Save now, I pray, O Lord;O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity.

26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.

27 God is the Lord,And He has given us light;Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.

28 You are my God, and I will praise You;You are my God, I will exalt You.

9 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!For His mercy endures forever.

It is always important to reflect on the symbolism of the Holy Spirit, Christ our Savoir and God the Creator. They are one and are in unity and harmony . Yet each having a distinct depth of love to share with every believer. The beautiful Godhead and Trinity that surrounds us in truth and in love. Thank you God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Below the image may inspire your drawing as you journal if you choose to do that. Blessings, love and hugs to you everyone and happy journaling.


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