Study Guide – Psalm 7:10-17



10 My shield is God Most High,
    who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
    a God who displays his wrath every day.
12 If he does not relent,
    he will sharpen his sword;
    he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
    he makes ready his flaming arrows.

14 Whoever is pregnant with evil
    conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out
    falls into the pit they have made.
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them;
    their violence comes down on their own heads.

17 I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;
    I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High. NIV


Why does God judge?


In your mind, who should God shield?


Take a look back at the first part of the psalm. In which group does the writer of this psalm consider himself: The Judged group or the The Shielded group?


Interpret the intense picture of verses 12-13. In our current day, why would some people have a difficult time with this picture? In a time of war, why would some people cry out for this picture to be true?


The writer of this psalm continues to paint with words in verses 13-16. What illustrations does the writer describe in these verses?


Looking back at all of Psalm 7, articulate what you learned about God's justice.


::::: Equipping Challenge :::::

The writer ends this psalm by declaring that he will sing of the Lord Most High. What song of the Lord will you be singing in the next 24 hours?

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