Bible Study Methods: Psalm 121

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We have a few days “off” before we start the book of John next week. To help us all grow in reading the Word on a daily basis and to help us better study and apply the Bible, we’re taking the next three days to share a few tools for reading, understanding, and applying the Bible more effectively. For each of the next three days, we’ve picked three different Bible study methods and three psalms that we studied this summer during the Harris Creek “Soundtracks” sermon series. Our hope is that trying out these methods will help us be more effective in studying and living out God’s Word.

Day three

Remember, the best method to study the Bible is the method that you will use. Keep engaging and studying scripture. His Word is a light, it is eternal, it stands firm (Psalm 119). Today’s method is the APPLE method. Using A-P-P-L-E, we’ll dig into Psalm 121. Grab a journal, Bible, and pen to get started. 

A- List any ATTRIBUTES about God you learn or observe from the passage. (Describe His character. What is He like?)

P- List any PROMISES from God you learn or observe from the passage . (What has He done? What will He do?)

P- List any life PRINCIPLES hidden in the text. (Are there commands? What is God asking of His people?)

L- List any LESSONS learned. (Any sins to avoid? Are there examples of ungodliness? What is God trying to teach His people? What is God trying to teach me?)

E- List any EXAMPLES to follow. (In what practical way can I implement this truth? What action needs to be taken?)

Read Psalm 121

Psalm 121

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.


Work through each of the five letters of APPLE as it relates to Psalm 121. Put what you learned in the comments below!

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2 thoughts on “Bible Study Methods: Psalm 121”

  1. A-God is the ultimate helper, protector & sustainer.
    P-As creator of all things, he sees over us and sees to us. He is able to keep and preserve our lives no matter what comes our way.
    P-God asks that we look to him for help and know that he is trustworthy.
    l-Evil and hardships are sure to come, we can depend on God for assurance and hope.
    E-We are safe in God’s hands, always.

  2. WOOHOO!!! BUT GOD!!! He is our help, our keeper, our shade, He does not sleep but watches over us continually. Those are promises for us as we do what He ask and lift up our eyes to Him for help. We have to keep reminding ourselves of these truths so that we do not forget His teachings. The last verse of going out and coming in He will keep us reminds me of Deuteronomy 6:6-8 (ESV) And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Talk about God all day. How do you get to know someone? By talking to them and with them and for God we can read about Him and talk with Him to know Him. He wants a relationship with us, a forever and ever kind. WOOHOO!!!

    God thank You beyond words for all You do!!!!! There are not enough woohoo’s to show the halleluiahs in my heart!! I am so grateful, thankful and blessed . Thank You for the new service time tomorrow and blessing the entirety of the day that is giving You glory and learning how to apply these things I learn. God I choose You in Jesus name amen
    WOOHOO and WOOHOO!!!!!

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