Week of July 20

Week of July 20

July 20: Psalms 58-61

Suggested questions:

1) According to Psalm 58, when do the wicked begin to go astray and speak lies?

2) In Psalm 61, where does David ask God to lead him when his heart becomes faint?

July 21: Psalms 62-65

Suggested questions:

1) Based on Psalm 64, what comes of evildoers?

2) Identify a reason for David's worship of God from Psalm 65:

A. Hears our prayers
B. Atones for our transgressions
C. Establishes mountains and stills stormy seas
D. Waters the earth and brings forth abundance
E. All of the above

July 22: Psalms 66-68

Suggested questions:

1) What period in Israel's history is reflected in Psalm 66?

2) In the majestic words of Psalm 68, there is a reference in v. 18 picked up by Paul in Ephesians 4:8; but for him, who are the captives and what are these gifts?

July 23: Psalm 69-70

Suggested questions:

1) What verse from Psalm 69 is quoted by John's Gospel in reference to Jesus cleansing the Temple? Hint: John 2:17.

2) What expression is made by David's enemies in Psalm 70:3 and what expression should God's people make according to verse 4?

July 24: Psalm 71-72

Suggested questions:

1) What is the general age of the anonymous psalmist who wrote Psalm 71?

A. A young boy?
B. An elderly adult?
C. A young adult?
D. A man in his prime?

2) In one of only two psalms written by Solomon, Psalm 72 focuses on the coronation of the king, but in whom does its words find ultimate fulfilment?

July 25: Psalm 73-74

Suggested questions:

1) In Psalm 73, Asaph asks the age-old question: "Why do the wicked prosper?" However, what evidence is there that Asaph came to his senses about God's justice?

2) In Psalm 74, Asaph seems to think God has rejected his people because of the bad circumstances they were experiencing. When are you more likely to think God may be rejecting you?

Sunday, July 26: Discussion Questions

1) What passage uniquely spoke to you this week?

2) What insights did you gain about God?

3) What application might this have to what is happening in the world today?

4) How would God have you apply this truth to your life?