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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: