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LESSON TWELVE – PSALMS 139-
Day One (Psalms 139-
1. In verses 1-
2. “I will give _____________________________ unto thee; for I am _______________ and ______________________ made.”
3. When did God begin to see David?
4. Describe the character of the wicked in Psalm 139.
5. David wanted God to lead him in which way?
6. In Psalm 140, for what does David petition God?
7. How do snakes and snares relate to the evil or wicked man?
8. What had God done for David in the past?
9. What principle of God is Psalm 140:9 emphasizing?
Day Two (Psalms 141-
1. David prayed that God would set a watch over what?
2. David’s head was not to refuse what?
3. “For mine ______________________________ are upon thee, O Jehovah the Lord: in thee do I take _______________________ leave not my soul ___________________.”
4. For the background to Psalm 142, where is David?
5. Can we pour out our complaints to Jehovah in prayer, without being guilty of murmuring?
6. Can you get to the point in your walk with God that your ONLY source of refuge is God?
7. According to Psalm 143, what two characteristics of God should we consider to building confidence in us that God will answer our prayers?
8. In Psalm 143, David’s heart within him was _________________________________.
9. What two synonyms of “meditate” did David do that accompanied his seeking God in prayer?
10. David wanted God to teach him ________________________________.
Day Three (Psalms 144-
1. Because man’s days are fleeting, God does not bother to take knowledge of him. (T) (F)
2. What are “aliens” doing against David?
3. Who are happy people in Psalm 144, and why are they happy?
4. In Psalm 145, God is worthy to be praised how often, and how long?
5. “Jehovah is _______________ and ______________________; slow to _____________________________ and of great ___________________.”
6. “Jehovah is ______________________ in all His ___________________ and ____________________________ in all His _____________________________.”
7. Jehovah is nigh unto those who just call upon Him. (T) (F)
Day Four (Psalms 146-
1. In Psalm 146, what is the reason for not trusting in men?
2. In what three areas does God manifest His trustworthy power?
3. What does “He keypath truth forever” mean in verse 6?
4. “Jehovah loveth the _________________________________ .
5. According to Psalm 147, who or what is behind filling the clouds with rain, growing grass, and providing food? (a) “Mother Nature” (b) unintelligent forces (c) the loving God
6. What was unique about the Israelites in Psalm 147?
7. In Psalm 148, from what two places is God deserving of praise?
8. Concerning the origin of all things, how does this Psalm 148 refute the “Theory of Evolution”?
9. What is fulfilling God’s word in Psalm 148?
10. How does Psalm 148 condemn all forms of idolatry?
Day Five (Psalms 149-
1. Who is praising Jehovah in Psalm 149?
2. “For Jehovah taketh _____________________ in His ___________________: He will beautify the __________________ with _____________________________.
3. Israel honored God by (a) praising God with their mouth (b) executing vengeance with their sword (c) both a and b
4. According to Psalm 150, why should man praise Jehovah?
5. “Let everything that hath ________________________ praise Jehovah.”
6. Psalm 150 teaches that playing mechanical instruments of music in connection with worshipping God (a) was pleasing to God under the Old Covenant (b) is pleasing to God under the New Covenant (c) is not inherent in the word “praise” (d) both a and c.
CLASS DISCUSSION – Psalm 139
TITLE: For the music leader – A Psalm attributed to David …
I. JEHOVAH KNOWS MAN THOROUGHLY (v. 1-
A. He knows all facets of our activities, thoughts and words (v. 1-
B. He has man surrounded as a besieged city (v. 5)
C. Such thought is too wonderful to fully comprehend (v.6)
II. MAN CANNOT GO WHERE GOD IS NOT (v. 7-
A. Man cannot go or flee from God’s presence (v.7)
B. Ascend into heaven – God is there (v. 8a)
C. Make bed in Sheol – God is there (v. 8b)
D. Catch the morning light jetting across the sky to the far side of the Mediterranean Sea – God is there to lead (v. 9-
E. When covered by darkness – God sees us as if it were light (v. 11-
III. WONDERMENT AND THANKSGIVING FOR GOD’S GLORIOUS WORK IN THE WOMB (v. 13-
A. God gloriously “knits” our parts together (v. 13-
B. God gloriously “embroiders” in the unseen realm of the womb (v. 15)
C. God saw the days outside of the womb before they came (v. 16)
D. Such glorious thoughts among the numberless (v. 17-
IV THE DESIRE TO BE TOTALLY SEPARATED FROM WICKEDNESS (v. 19-
A. Based upon knowing that the authoritative God will judge the wicked (v. 19-
B. Fueled by the grieving hatred for the acts of the wicked (v. 21-
C. Seeks to be examined by God’s searching eye and be led in the everlasting way (v. 23-
1. Explain what it means for God to know the word of our tongue “altogether”.
2. What extremities does David point out where we still cannot avoid the presence of God?
3. Should verses 11-
4. What error of the pro-
5. What kind of hatred did David have for the wicked?
6. David is asking God to search him (a) in order that God will see the pure heart he professes to have (b) to purge from him the secret sins of which David is not aware.