Happy Tuesday, Ladies! We’ve given you daily prompts from the Psalms this summer, and today is no different, though we’re going to share Psalm 132 with you in a little different fashion than the last days. With the S.O.A.P. method, we’re going to send you straight to God’s Word for your own study.
Scripture: Read the verses slowly.
1 Remember, O Lord, in David’s favor,
all the hardships he endured,
2 how he swore to the Lord
and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob,
3 “I will not enter my house
or get into my bed,
4 I will not give sleep to my eyes
or slumber to my eyelids,
5 until I find a place for the Lord,
a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
6 Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah;
we found it in the fields of Jaar.
7 “Let us go to his dwelling place;
let us worship at his footstool!”
8 Arise, O Lord, and go to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might.
9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness,
and let your saints shout for joy.
10 For the sake of your servant David,
do not turn away the face of your anointed one.
11 The Lord swore to David a sure oath
from which he will not turn back:
“One of the sons of your body
I will set on your throne.
12 If your sons keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them,
their sons also forever
shall sit on your throne.”
13 For the Lord has chosen Zion;
he has desired it for his dwelling place:
14 “This is my resting place forever;
here I will dwell, for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provisions;
I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 Her priests I will clothe with salvation,
and her saints will shout for joy.
17 There I will make a horn to sprout for David;
I have prepared a lamp for my anointed.
18 His enemies I will clothe with shame,
but on him his crown will shine.”
Observation: What do you observe about this psalm? Go back to the 5 W’s — who is this about, what is happening in the verses, where is the song unfolding, when do you think this written, and why did the psalmist write this psalm?
Application: This next step allows you to pull an ancient song into your life here in this crazy year 2020 and apply it, for God’s Word is alive and new for today. If you need some help doing this, look at verses 9 and 16 to get you started.
Prayer: Finally, speak the words of this psalm back to the Lord, letting His Word fill you for the day ahead.