Psalm 138: Bible Study Guide.
19-BSG-138A: WORSHIP GUIDE.
A Worship Guide corresponding with today’s Bible Reading Plan: Psalm 138/ “The Lord’s Goodness to the Faithful”/ 19-BSG-138A: (Psalm 138:1-8)/ Hymn: O brother be faithful! soon Jesus will come, (SDAH 602)
EXPLORATION: In the day of Trouble cry out to God and He will listen/ deliver you (see Ps 18:6; 34:4-6; 77:1-2; 138:3; Isa 65:24; Heb 5:7)
REFLECTION: In this psalm, David praises God and acknowledges His love and faithfulness (v. 1); He acknowledges His very person and promises (v. 2); His answering of prayer (138:3); His dealings with the humble and the proud (v. 6); and lastly, His protection/ provision for His own (vv. 7–8)
DEVOTIONAL IMPLICATION: Here are three points for our devotion today — First, let us make a renewed commitment to praise the LORD wholeheartedly (Ps. 138:1–3). Let us worship the Lord in His Temple: “But the LORD is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him,” (Habakkuk 2:20, NKJV). Secondly, let us pray for God’s coming kingdom (Ps. 138:4–6): That all kings will praise and thank Him; That all kings will sing about His ways; That all kings will know that God looks after the lowly and rejects the proud. Thirdly, let us acknowledge our confidence in the LORD (Ps. 138:7–8).
THE GOSPEL’S VOICE: This section is written as if God were speaking directly to you—Because He does. What does the Lord say to me this morning? My son/ daughter, know that I AM THE LORD GOD! I will protect you in the midst of trouble, when facing enemies (Ps. 138:7); I will ‘perfect’ (Ps. 138:8) and fulfill My purpose for you (Ph. 1:6). You can trust Me because I change not—My love, My mercy, My faithfulness “endures forever” (Ps. 138:8b). My right hand will save you (Ps. 138:7c).
TODAY’S COMMITMENT: Lord, I will praise You with my whole heart; I will worship toward Your holy temple (Ps. 138:1-2).
Have A Blessed Day: “I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I will glorify Your name forevermore. For great is Your mercy toward me, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.” (Psalm 86:12–13, NKJV)