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 LESSON TWO – PSALMS 1-15


Day One (Psalms 1-4)

1. Why is the person blessed or happy for not walking in the counsel of the wicked?

2. How often should one meditate upon the Law of Jehovah?

3. In the second Psalm, who is God’s anointed?

4. Why do many not want to honor God in their life?

5. What is the wise thing to do towards Jehovah?

6. In the third Psalm, what is David’s predicament?

7. Jehovah is David’s __________________ and ______________________.

8. Who sustains us while we are asleep?

9. Like David, what should I do in my own heart when people are spreading lies about me?

10. What should I do in my actions?


Day Two (Psalms 5-8)

1. What is one characteristic of the wicked that will not allow them to stand before God?

2. What should we desire of God because of our enemies?

3. Who, in the fifth Psalm can rejoice? Why?

4. Why do you think the sixth Psalm might be set to “sheminith”?

5. When we are embattled by our adversaries, what should we first do before God?

6. What characteristics about prayer do you learn from the sixth Psalm?

7. In the seventh Psalm, is David suffering as one guilty, or as one protesting his innocence before God?

8. Do the wicked create their destruction?

9. Meditating on the eighth Psalm, in what context should one consider the greatness of man?

10. In what cases can we use the idiom, “from the mouth of babes…”?

11. Man has been authorized by God to have dominion over the work of _______________ hands.

12. Does the sea have “paths”?

13. How is the eighth Psalm used in Hebrews 2?


Day Three (Psalms 9-10)

1. Why do you think the ninth Psalm is set to “Muth-labben”?

2. If we know God’s name, we will do what? Why?

3. What is one way in which God makes Himself known?

4. In the tenth Psalm, how do the wicked in effect say there is no God?

5. Whom does God look upon to help?


Day Four (Psalms 11-12)

1. If the foundations around us be destroyed, what three things can I as a righteous person do?

2. In the twelfth Psalm, flattering lips are in reality the effect of a ________________ heart?

3. In what sense are the words of the Lord “pure” words?

4. Who is on the side of the oppressed poor?

5. What happens when vileness or wickedness is exalted among the many?


Day Five (Psalms 13-15)

1. Reflecting on the thirteenth Psalm, what can be man’s problem, and what should be our reaction to the problem?

2. To say there is not God makes us a __________________ according to Psalm 14.

3. How will believing there is no God affect our treatment of others?

4. In Psalm 15, dwelling securely with God is affected by our relationship with

_________________________________________________.

5. Where do we always need first to speak the truth?

6. Should I keep my promises when it hurts?


CLASS STUDY: Psalm 1


I. THE BLESSEDNESS OR HAPPINESS OF THE GODLY (v. 1-3)

A. Not following the way or ways of the wicked

B. Delight in God’s law – meditate day and night on it

C. Like an established and fruitful tree


II. THE MISERABLE STATE OF THE WICKED (v. 4-6)

A. Like wind driven chaff – shall not stand before God

B. Cannot stand with the righteous before God

C. While God knows the way of the righteous, the way of the wicked shall perish.


CLASS DISCUSSION:

1. Is verse 1 saying the same thing in three ways about the ungodly, or three distinct characteristics of the wicked?

2. In what of God should we delight?

Is David’s answer in your top three

3. What is involved in meditating on God’s law?

4. Figuratively speaking, contrast the righteous and the wicked:

5. What is a sobering thought for those sinners who think they can get by with their sin in the congregation of the righteous?

6. In what sense are we to understand the fact that God knows the way of the righteous?