Lesson 8: Wisdom for Righteous Living (Psalms 119, 90, 81, 141)

"Remember the thief on the cross!" In the debate over what righteousness by faith means, the experience of that thief gives us confidence that our works will not save us. Have you ever heard a Christian who argues the importance of right living say, "Remember the thief on the cross?" If you think about this, that thief is a powerful lesson about how our life can be if we ignore the teachings of the Bible on right living. That thief ended life on earth with the most embarrassing and painful death. Let's jump into our study of the Psalms to learn more about how life is better if we follow God's rules!

The Current Quarter’s Bible Studies on Psalms.

Lesson 7
Your Mercy Reaches Unto the H
(Psalms 51, 136 & 103)
Have you ever wished that the police were around to give some speeder a ticket? How about a ticket for someone who failed to stop at a stop sign? On the other hand, when the police stop you are you...
Lesson 6
I Will Arise
(Psalms 1, 12, 82 & 82, Proverbs 22)
What would you call a human theory that sounds reasonable but is not based on the Bible? What would you call a human theory that conflicts with the Bible? Idol worship in the Bible is a human creat...
Lesson 5
Singing the Lord’s Song
(Psalms 37, 41, 74, & 77)
How would you feel if most people opposed Christianity and thought it to be a dangerous teaching? Because the readers of these studies are located all over the world, some know exactly what that fe...
Lesson 4
The Lord Hears and Delivers
(Psalms 17, 123, 139 & 1 Corinthians 10)
Two stories frame our study this week. The one involved a church member who was certain that God would heal her of cancer. At some point she was shocked to realize that she was going to die. I coul...
Lesson 3
The Lord Reigns
(Psalms 8, 75, 105 & 119)
What does it mean, as a practical matter, to believe in a sovereign God? What would your world view and your actions be like if you truly believed in an all powerful, living God? First, you would b...
Lesson 2
Teach us to Pray
(Psalms 13, 22, 44 & 60)
Do you have trouble meditating? Trouble concentrating during prayer? I do. My mind reminds me of a squirrel, jumping all around to different topics. If I say to myself, "I'm going to start praying ...
Lesson 1
How to Read the Psalms
(Psalms 3, 18, 92, 109, Matthew 5, Romans 8)
Introduction: Do you enjoy praising God? It is one of my favorite activities! I think back to when I've been with a large number of people who are singing praises to God. What joy! Then there are t...

Emotional Intelligence

Can the Bible help you get promoted at work? Can the Bible increase your pay? Can the Bible help you keep your job? Improve your marriage? The answer is “Yes!” The Bible teaches principles of “emotional intelligence” that can actually help you to be smarter and get along better. Bruce Cameron, the writer of these Bible studies and a law professor, has published a paper written for lawyers which presents 17 Bible-based rules of emotional intelligence which God gave us to improve our lives. Best of all, Professor Cameron’s paper is free and you do not have to be a lawyer to understand it. To get your free copy, first click on this link. Second, when you see the title of the paper (EI, EI, Oh What an Employee), click on the “One-Click Download” and the paper will download to your computer as a PDF. If you have friends who want to read the paper, have them go to the website and download it as well.