LESSON TO STUDY AND MEMORIZE PSALM 27 FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

God used Psalm 27 to minister to me during one of the darkest moments of my life. At just a few days old, our fifth born child Isaiah was facing a lot of complications and initially the Dr.’s were at a lost, they did not know what was going on.  His health began to rapidly decline.  Isaiah means God is my salvation.  When we initially chose this name for Isaiah, we had no clue what was in store for us.  We did not realize that the only thing that was going to get us through was the reality that God was our salvation (not just delivering us from our sins but delivering us from every obstacle that came our way).  He proved Himself to be our light during this dark time.  You can read more about Isaiah’s story here.

In the meantime, our Pastor preached a great message yesterday focusing on Psalm 27:1-6. The title of his message was “One Thing.”  He encouraged us to ask for nothing else in prayer except the presence of the Lord (Psalm 27:4) for the next 21 days. I wanted to get my children involved in the process and I wanted to review and memorize Psalm 27: 1-6 with them. With that said, I have created a brief “study” to use with my children at home for these verses.  My plan is to introduce one verse each week (highlighted in blue), discuss it (questions in red), and move on once they have the verse memorized. The questions in red are just a starting point. I am sure as we discuss the Lord will give more insight to share with the children so that they can “own” the verse. Memorizing God’s word is not just for young children but also for adults so this is why I am sharing this brief study with you.  I recommend printing this out and having it on hand to have a quick devotion by yourself or with your children every day for the rest of January and for all of February.  Feel free to add on more questions as the Lord leads.  Leave a comment and let me know if you will take part. Be blessed!

Psalm 27: 1-6

1 aThe Lord is my light and my salvation—
    so why should I be afraid? (Memorize January 19-21)

Questions to ask

-What does it mean for the Lord to be your light and your salvation?

-What is the purpose of light?

-What does salvation mean?

-Do you have to be afraid of anything?
1b The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
    so why should I tremble? (Memorize January 22-24)

Questions to ask

-What is the purpose of a fortress?

-Google search a picture of a fortress for the children to better understand?

-What kind of dangers do we face?

-What reasons does our enemies present to make us tremble?

-Do you have to be afraid?
When evil people come to devour me,
    when my enemies and foes attack me,
    they will stumble and fall. (Memorize January 25-31)

Questions to ask: 

-When I read this verse, how does this make me feel about bullies?  Do I have to fear them?

What makes a person evil?  Does an evil person always have a mean look on her face?  How can we know if a person is evil?

Why will they stumble and fall when they attack me?

Though a mighty army surrounds me,
    my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
    I will remain confident. (Memorize February 1-6th)

Questions to ask:

What are some of the armies that surround me, what are some of the overwhelming circumstances that I face?

What kind of attacks do I face as a follower of Christ?

How can I remain confident even when I am being attacked?  What or who makes this possible?

 

4 The one thing I ask of the Lord—
    the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
    delighting in the Lord’s perfections
    and meditating in his Temple.( Memorize February 7th-13th)

Questions to ask:

What is the ONE THING that we should seek the most?

What does seeking the presence of the Lord “look” like?

What does it mean to delight in the Lord’s perfection and meditating in his temple? 

Stop and take note of what you think about the most.  Is it on the goodness of the Lord?  Is in His perfections? 
For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
    he will hide me in his sanctuary.
    He will place me out of reach on a high rock. (Memorize February 14th-20th)

Questions to ask:

-The world is in a crisis.  Do I have to be afraid when we are discussing all the troubles that are around us?

-What hope do I have?

-If I am a Christian, does this mean that I will never go through troubles?

-What is this verse really saying?

Then I will hold my head high
    above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
    singing and praising the Lord with music. (Memorize February 21st-27th)

Questions to ask:

-Is praising God my daily habit?

-Should my praise be quiet?  How does this verse say we should praise God?

 

 

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