- When was a time that you had to make a life-changing decision about who you are or where you were going? What was it like? What happened?
- This week, we begin a new series, “Rooted,” by looking at Psalm 1. Begin your study by asking God to speak to you through the Scripture. Then, read Psalm 1 out loud.
- Many biblical scholars have seen Psalm 1 as a sort of introduction to the entire book of Psalms. Why do you think this might be the case?
- Psalm 1:1 describes the blessed – or, happy – life in negative terms. How is that life described and what do you think that looks like in your everyday life?
- In verse 2, we are encouraged toward the active delight in and meditation on the ‘law of the Lord.’ What is the law here? What does it mean to delight in the law? What does it mean to meditate on the law?
- Would you describe yourself as a blessed person? Why or why not? What would increase true ‘blessing’ in your life from Psalm 1:1-2? Try to get specific.
- This series, “Rooted,” is intended to propel us more deeply into intentional life with God. What is one thing you are learning about your own life with God through this first week? If you are in a small group, discuss this together. – If you are on your own, then perhaps you could write down some thoughts on this.
- One thing we are encouraging people to do during this series is memorize Psalm 1. For more information on Bible memory, visit Pastor Matt’s blog entry, “Tips and Tools for Memorizing Scripture” –https://mwerickson.com/2013/07/18/scripture-memory/.
[Next week: We continue this series by looking at Psalm 1:3. Take some time to read all of Psalm 1 throughout this week. Ask God to speak to you through it.]