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LESSON TEN – PSALMS 114-124


Day One (Psalms 114-115)

1. Which of the following statements best sums up the message in Psalm 114?

(a). Israel is delivered from Egypt.

(b). God is praised for delivering Israel from Egypt and guiding them into the promised land.

(c). God is praised for Israel’s deliverance from Egypt and sustenance in the wilderness wandering.

2. What two events of God parting the waters are alluded to in Psalm 114?

3. In Psalm 114, men should tremble at the presence of God because of His (a) Omnipotence (all powerful) (b) Omniscience (all knowing) (c) Omnipresence (in all places).

4. In Psalm 115, what clues are given than show that Israel’s praise for God is given at a time of defeat and consequent suffering?

5. Explain how the idol makers become “like unto them” (v. 8).

6. Why are Israel, the house of Aaron, and they who fear Jehovah separately mentioned as needing to trust in Jehovah?

7. What has God given to the children of men?

8. From what perspective is the phrase, “the dead praise not Jehovah…” given?

Day Two (Psalms 116-118)

1. In Psalm 116, why does the writer love Jehovah?

2. “________________ is Jehovah, and _______________; yea our God is __________________.”

3. What statement was made at a time when the psalmist was troubled?

Was it true?

4. What will the psalmist render unto Jehovah for God’s goodness toward him?

5. “_________________ in the sight of ________________ is the _____________ of His ________________________.”

6. In Psalm 117, what two reasons are given for the nations praising Jehovah?

7. In Psalm 118, why does the psalmist not fear the encompassing enemy?

8. What day is from Jehovah, or of Jehovah’s doing?

9. Why is the psalmist offering sacrifice?

Day Three (Psalms 119:1-96)

1. How does one become perfect or upright in the way?

2. In order to be blessed by God’s law, one must _____________ God’s law?

3. What allows the young man to remain pure?

4. “Thy _______________ have I ___________ up in my __________________ that I might not ________________ against thee.”

5. What three signs of delight in God’s law are manifested in verses 12-16?

6. In verses 17-24, what three trying circumstances cause many to fall away?

7. What does keeping God’s word have to do with prayer for strength and renewed life?

8. Turning away from God’s ways, we will behold _____________________.

9. What is one blessing that comes when you speak from God’s Word?

10. God’s word ______________ in the day of sorrow gives one _______________

11. “I have _______________ thine ordinances of ___________________ O Jehovah, and have __________________________ myself.”

12. In verses 57-64, give the expressions that manifest fellowship with:

(a). God

(b). Man

13. Explain why it is good to be afflicted.

14. In verses 73-80, what blessing do you provide others when you hope in God’s Word?

15. In verses 81-88, what two things make the persecution especially trying to one’s faith?

16. What observation helps us to have faith in the surety of God’s Word?

17. After viewing the boundaries of perfection, how does God’s Word compare?

18. “For _______________ O Jehovah thy _____________ is ______________ in heaven.”

Day Four (Psalms 119:97-176)

1. What action can we take that will assure that God’s Word will always be with us?

2. What attitude must we have toward God’s Word before it will help us?

3. What must you do before you can ever follow the light of God’s statutes?

4. In verses 113-120, what is the hated “double mind”?

5. What does making void the law cause God to do?

6. “Therefore I __________________ thy_______________ concerning all _______________to be ___________________ and I _______________ every _______________________ way.”

7. In verses 129-136, what two phrases show the INTENSITY connected with a positive attitude toward God’s word and a negative one?

8. In verses 137-144, why is a righteous God and Word important to the writer?

9. “__________________ art Thou O Jehovah, and _____________________ are thy judgments.”

10. In verses 145-152, what three points establish the writer’s “consistency” in developing a knowledge of God’s Word that helps him face his troubles?

11. In verses 153-160 what two things does the psalmist want God to consider about him personally?

12. What equality does God’s Word possess that causes it to endure forever?

13. In verses 161-168, what two qualities or characteristics make the Word of God valuable and praiseworthy?

14. In verses 169-176, what are three important results that should encourage us to teach the Word?

Day Five (Psalms 120-124)

1. In Psalm 120, what had God done when the psalmist cried?

2. What was it like to dwell among the slanderers?

3. In Psalm 121, why can we count on God to keep us at all times?

4. In Psalm 122, what is the writer’s attitude toward going to Jerusalem for worship?

5. Explain why Jerusalem is described as a city that is “compact together.”

6. For what does the psalmist pray on behalf of Jerusalem?

7. In Psalm 123, what does the writer do to overcome contempt of the proud?

8. From what two perspectives is Psalm 124 written?

9. “Our _____________ is in the ___________ of __________________; who made ___________________ and _________________.


Class Study: Psalm 119

OUTLINE:

I. SYNONYMS FOR GOD’S PRAISEWORTHY REVELATION:

A. Law (v. 1)

B. Testimonies (v. 2)

C. Commandments (v.6)

D. Precepts (v.4)

E. Word (v. 9)

F. Ways (v.3)

G. Truth (v.142)

H. Judgments (Ordinances) (v. 7,13)

I. Statutes (v. 5)

II. WHY GOD’S WORD SHOULD BE PRAISED

A. Brings blessings to the obedient (v. 1-8)

B. Keeps the way of youth pure (v. 9-16)

C. Provides counsel for overcoming reproach (v. 17-24)

D. Provides strength in trial (v. 25-32)

E. Provides profitable guidance (v. 33-40)

F. Strengthen the voice to speak (v. 41-48)

G. Provides comfort in sorrow (v. 49-56)

H. Medium of fellowship with God and Man (v. 57-64)

I. A valuable help in affliction (v. 65-72)

J. Creates confidence in asking for comfort (v. 73-80)

K. Creates steadfastness when driven to the edge (v. 81-88)

L. Provides foundation for faith (89-96)

M. Becomes a delight in our life (v. 97-104)

N. Provides a light for our pilgrimage (v. 105-112)

O. Upholds the upright character (v. 113-120)

P. Provides hope in oppression (v. 121-128)

Q. Provides light for the soul (v. 129-136)

R. Reveals a righteous God (v. 137-144)

S. Allows God to be close (v. 145-152)

T. Provides life (v. 153-160)

U. Contains great wealth (v. 161-168)

V. Is a perfect law (v. 169-176).

CLASS DISCUSSION

1. What are “Aleph,” “Beth” and “Gimel?”

2 What accounts for 176 verses in Psalm 119?

3. Psalm 119 is a combination of praise and __________________.

4. MATCH THE SYNONYMS OF GOD’S REVELATION WITH THE PROPER CONCEPT:

(a). Testimonies (1). To appoint or attend to proper conduct

(b). Precepts (2). General guidance; making straight

(c.). Law (3). Discourse – written or spoken

(d). Truth (4). To proceed in a particular direction

(e). Judgments (5). To mark or trace out

(f). Statutes (6). Make steady, settle, constant

(g). Way (7). Bearing witness of God and his Will

(h). Commandments (8). Ordain or order – do’s and don’ts

(i). Word (9). Discern or determine

5. What kind of heart is constantly commended in regard to God’s Word?

6. List some of the characteristics that point to the “power” of God’s Word?




LESSON ELEVEN – PSALMS 125-138


Day One (Psalms 125-127)

1. They who trust in Jehovah are as what?

2. What might happen if wickedness rules in Jerusalem?

3. “Do _______________, O Jehovah, unto them that are ________________; and to them that are _________________ in their __________________.”

4. Explain how Jehovah is leading forth those who turn aside to crooked ways?

5. In Psalm 126, when God’s captive people returned to Zion, what was their two-fold reaction?

6. What affect did such return have on the nations?

7. Those who sow in tears are promised that they can look forward to what?

8. In Psalm 127, what are our constructive efforts without the blessing of God?

9. In what three areas of family living did Israel need the blessings of Jehovah?

10. Children are a _________________ of ____________________.

11. Why is it happiness to have your quiver full of children?

Day Two (Psalms 128-130)

1. In Psalm 128, to fear Jehovah is to also _____________________ in His ____________.

2. What four blessings are promised to the one who fears Jehovah?

3. In Psalm 129, what was Israel’s affliction like?

4. How has God manifested righteousness?

5. What three concepts are associated with the haters of Zion being like grass upon the housetops?

6. In Psalm 130, from where did the writer pray to God?

7. In Psalm 130, God is to be feared because (a) He is the judge of all (b) He forgives (c) His wrath is like a consuming fire.

8. “O Israel ___________________ in Jehovah; for with Jehovah there is ______________ and with Him is plenteous ____________________.”

Day Three (Psalms 131-133)

1. In Psalm 131, where does David not walk?

2. Was David tempted to so walk?

3. To what does David compare his “stillness?”

4. What bothered David in Psalm 132

5. What did God promise David?

6. Where is God’s resting place?

7. What three blessings would God bring to David’s throne?

8. In Psalm 133, what is so good to behold?

9. What two descriptions characterize this pleasant sight?

Day Four (Psalms 134-136)

1. In Psalm 134, what time of day is God being blessed?

2. Who was worshipping at that time?

3. Why would Psalm 134 be an appropriate last “songs of ascents”?

4. Psalm 135 is a Psalm of ________________________.

5. In verses 3-18, what seven reasons are given for Jehovah’s worthiness to be praised?

6. What three groups are encouraged to unite in praise?

7. In Psalm 136:1-3, what three names are attributed to the one Divine Being?

8. How does one name differ from the other two in these verses?

9. What is the dominant thought in Psalm 136?

10. What examples illustrate this dominant thought?

Day Five (Psalms 137-138)

1. What is the cause of sorrow in Psalm 137?

2. What did the people do when commanded to sing songs of Zion?

3. Who was associated with Babylon desiring the overthrow of Israel?

4. Why would they have such a desire?

5. Psalm 137 reminds us that before God, justice also requires (a) love (b) punishment (c) longsuffering.

6. In Psalm 138, explain why David could give thanks before “the gods”?

7. “In the day that I ____________________ thou _______________ me, Thou didst __________________ me with the ________________ in my _______________.”

8. What is one characteristic of God’s “greatness”?

9. “Jehovah will ____________ that which ______________ me: Thy ______________ O Jehovah, endureth _______ _____________; Forsake not the ______________ of thine own ______________.”


CLASS DISCUSSION – Psalm 132

One of the 15 Psalms of Ascents – possibly used to celebrate the going up to Jerusalem for the

feast days…

 

OUTLINE:

I. DAVID'S HUMBLE DESIRE (v. 1-5)

A. David will not rest in his own house until God rests in His.

II. THE REALIZATION (v. 6-10)

A. The Ark of the Covenant found and brought to Jerusalem.

B. David’s offspring blessed as long as they continue to obey God.

III. GOD’S BLESSINGS PROMISED UPON ZION AND ITS PEOPLE, PRIESTS AND KING (v. 14-18).

A. Zion to be the resting place of God forever.

B. Its inhabitants sustained

C. The joy of worship established

D. The kingdom continues with strength and glory

CLASS DISCUSSION:

1. What was found in “the field of wood”?

2. In whose reign was David’s desire fulfilled?

3. Why is the ark in verse four called the “ark of strength”?

4. How are the descriptions of the Priest’s clothing in verse 9 and 16 related?

5. By referring to the New Testament, show how God’s promise to establish David’s throne with David’s seed, and His promise to make Zion His resting place are fulfilled in the present reign of Christ: