These daily online studies are adapted from our Quiet Time Bible Guide. The studies go through the Old and New Testaments in just over two years. The approach taken by our quiet time Bible studies does not include answers. The goal of the study is to help you dig into Scripture for yourself. You can go deeper using a commentary, Bible background guide or Bible handbook.
For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Psalm.
The excitement of a wedding day! Brides in beautiful gowns, an abundance of sweet-smelling flowers, nervous grooms and fathers waiting in the wings for the bride to make her entrance—and all are overflowing with a sense of expectancy that fills the air. The reason behind all of the extravagance, beyond the legal joining of two individuals together, is to celebrate a wonderful event and to capture it as something to remember for all time. This psalm is a celebration, both for the joy of the day and for the joy that is still to come.
Reflect for a moment on the character of your God. He is the powerful judge and the Creator who flung the stars into space. But he is also the one who knows and loves you and became your Savior. Let this knowledge fill you with peace as you look to the words of God.
Thank God that your heart has been "stirred by a noble theme"—the promises of the King coming for his bride. Praise him for his majesty and the overwhelming awe that you feel because he has chosen you to be his bride.