When you sit down in a row of people at a conference where you really don’t know anyone, you never know who’ll you meet.
That’s where I first met Sarah Koontz. I was introduced to her by my online friend, Leigh Ellen. A sweet girl from the mid-west, I liked her immediately. I began to follow her on social media and became a regular reader of her blog. Recently when she asked for fellow writers of hope to review and edit her forthcoming Psalm 119 Bible study, I didn’t hesitate to volunteer.
And you shouldn’t hesitate to sign-up and dive in.
Psalm 119 can be quite the overwhelming read. After all, it is both the longest Psalm and the longest chapter of the Bible. At 176 verses, a quick read it is not. But there are so many great words and steady promises in those Scriptures, without a doubt studying the 119th Psalm is good for the soul.
While you could probably Google up any number of resources, or purchase one of many studies on this Psalm at your local bookstore, Sarah’s study is the perfect place to start. She wrote a blog post with the Top Seven Reasons to Study Psalm 119, but let me share my reasons for you choose her study.
First, it’s absolutely free. If you start the study and it doesn’t work for you, you can stop with no regrets.
It’s easy to digest. Sarah does a beautiful job of breaking down the Scriptures and aligning them with relatable topics. She also does it succinctly. Each lesson is brief, needing only 5-10 minutes a day to fill up your spirit with a good word.
It’s applicable. People think the Bible is just some old irrelevant document that’s hard to understand. They couldn’t be more wrong! As the longest Psalm, you can imagine it is full of God’s promises and words for us. Sarah shares how these verses apply to satisfaction, safeguards, blessing and motivations, just to name a few. For example, on Day 5 she guides us to see how God’s Word diverts, directs and delights. I don’t know about you, but my life is full of circumstances where I could use a Scripture to divert, direct, or delight me!
You may have seen me share the pre-registration for this study on Instagram. Even though pre-registration is over, you can absolutely still sign up for the study on-demand. You’ll get one short email each day for 22 days, and believe me, you’ll be sad to see Day 23 arrive.
My testimonial of the study is here, along with others, if you want more insights. Take it from me, this is one study you don’t want to pass by. Visit www.sarahkoontz.com/psalm119 for full study details, a breakdown of each day’s topic and a sample e-mail.