When talking about Psalm 19, C. S. Lewis once said, “I take this to be the greatest poem in the Psalms and one of the greatest lyrics in the world.”
Psalm 19 is one of my favorites! It’s beautiful! I love its reminders of God’s revelation of Himself to us through creation and His written Word. I love its description of God’s law, and I especially love all the visual pictures painted by the words of the psalm!
Psalm 19, with all its imagery, is a perfect psalm to illustrate! I’m not taking about doing artwork to decorate a page. Instead, the drawings we’re going to be doing are small, simple sketches to illustrate the meaning of a particular verse. They can be stick figures and symbols, or they can be more detailed, if you enjoy drawing. Our goal, as we draw, is to enhance and deepen our understanding, not distract us from what God desires to say to us through His Word.
If you consider yourself artistically challenged, don’t let the idea of drawing scare you away from this study of Psalm 19! You can do this study without doing the drawings. (But you’ll miss out on a lot of the fun! 🙂 ) We’ll still be making lists, highlighting and studying words, looking at cross-references, and so forth. But we’ll be adding the extra bonus of tips and short videos to help you draw — and meditate on — the psalm.
Give the drawings a try! You might just surprise yourself! Draw them on a scrap of paper and throw them away, if that makes it easier! And if you find that the drawings only frustrate you, just skip them and focus on the other parts of the lessons!
We’re going to have a great time! I pray you’ll join me!
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What Others Have Said
Life Changing Study!
By: Susan Menzmer
Doing this Psalm 19 study has led me to discover what I now consider to be my “Life Verse.” Psalm 19:14 says “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LOrd, my rock and my redeemer.” THIS is what I want for my life—for my every action and thought, whether spoken or unspoken, to be in line with God and filled with Him so that they are acceptable to Him! Don’t be scared off by thinking that you cannot draw. Many of my drawings are literally stick figures, but they still remind me of the lessons that I learned from studying those passages as I page through my Bible. And by carefully observing and copying some of the simple drawings that Pam provides in the study, I have even managed to draw some illustrations that amazed me as they turned out pretty well! Most important is that with each lesson, I am learning more about how to truly study God’s Word. A bonus is that my drawing skills are actually improving as well!
By: Lisa Ogle
This has been one of my favorite studies (although my list of favorites is quite long)! I love how it is laid out; I love the drawings that help me visualize truth; I love the word studies that open my eyes to more treasures from God’s Word; I love the thought provoking questions that Pam asks us to think about; and I love how we can pass these truths on and impact the children in our lives!!! The Lord used it to really impact my spiritual life!
If I can draw, anyone can!
By: Shelly Sigafoos
I resisted doing this study because I really can’t draw! But after just a few days of following the helpful videos, I got a little better. I also noticed that I was remembering the verses! I kept the drawings simple and did a lot of them in my notebook (where I had more space). My drawings won’t win awards, but I learned to laugh at the poor ones and keep trying! In the end, I really ended up enjoying this study and learning a lot! If I can draw, anyone can!