Deep. Challenging. Introspective. Quiet. Calming.
These are words I would use to describe Psalm 119: Walking in the Light – A Flourish Bible Study Journal.
This study is an in-depth look at scripture from Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible and the longest Psalm. And I cannot recommend it highly enough to you for your next Bible study – either as an individual or with a small group.
One of the things that I love most about this study is that it challenges me to dig deeper into the Bible. It focuses on a few verses of the Psalm and fosters thorough exploration of those verses.
The authors, Mindy Kiker and Jenny Kochert, co-creators of Flourish Writers, encourage the use of alternate translations, Bible commentaries, word studies, exploration of the context, an application to investigate and understand the scriptures.
There is not an excess of narrative in this study. Instead, readers are directed to use the methods mentioned above to study and then to record our own thoughts, discoveries, journeys, and experiences with God as we explore the verses. Journaling is a technique I enjoy using in my own study of the Bible, so the openness of this study appeals to me and encourages me to flex my writing muscles.
The writers realize that different people have varying amounts of time to devote to the study, so they’ve built in multiple options for investigations; you can complete as much as you can based on your available time. The self-paced study is organized into 4 weeks with 5 days of work each week, but you can go through at your own speed. If you end up spending two or three days on one section because of how God is speaking to you, there is room for that. If you push through a couple of lessons in one sitting because you have the free time, that is ok, too.
I enthusiastically recommend this study. God has already spoken to me so clearly about a current struggle in my life. I am gaining understanding and confidence to walk through this time with the assurance that God’s word is and will continue to illuminate my path so that I do not stumble.
Based on the structure and organization of the study and how it has already challenged me to investigate in greater depth, I am confident this will not be my last Flourish Bible study. I will definitely be on the look out for more materials from Mindy Kiker and Jenny Kochert.