Write It, Learn It, Live It – Day Five

This is the last post in a weeklong series teaching the “Write It, Learn It, Live It” Bible study method. You can see the other posts by clicking the following links: Start HereDay OneDay TwoDay ThreeDay Four.

The LORD is our stronghold in times of trouble.

Day Five Verses: Psalm 37:39-40

1. Write It ( (Don’t paraphrase. While you may choose to only write a  section of the verse, only write words from the verse…don’t add anything to the verse)

“The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; He is their stronghold in time of trouble. The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in Him.”

2. Learn It (What are these verses teaching? Are they giving a command? Do you learn something about God? Several lessons are often drawn from the same verse. Let God speak directly to you. Write down what you learn.)

*True salvation (eternal; life-giving salvation) comes from Jesus and Jesus alone – not from my bank account, not from job security, not from good grades, not from good works, not from my own power – but through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

*Jesus is my stronghold – He holds me in His strong arms. Who/what is stronger than the One who holds the entire universe together? Nothing! The arms of my Savior wrap tightly around me; the Creator and King Himself helps me during times of trouble.

*I need not fear the wicked – I need only have faith in God Almighty.

3. Live It (How can these verses change your life? What can you do differently because of the lesson they teach? Try to form your personal application as a question you ask yourself, or as a prayer. Let God speak personally to you and your situation. Write down your personal application.)

*Am I looking to anything else for salvation?
Who have I shared the truth of Jesus’ salvation with recently?

*Where do I go in times of trouble?
Is my first thought to run to the arms of my Savior? Or do I run to something else?

*When I look at my fears and the sources of them, I become overwhelmed. They look enormous. But, when I look up to my faithful strong Heavenly Father, my fears and the wicked become very small. How can I keep my eyes looking up? How can I fix my eyes on Jesus?

LORD, I want to keep my eyes on You. You keep everything in perspective. Hold my head up and fix my eyes on You. Help me to not fear the wicked, but to have faith in You – my beautiful Savior. 

I hope you have found this to be a helpful way to study God’s Word. Next week I will provide some prompts and cues to help you teach this method to children.

Much love,



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