Study Guide – Psalm 105:5-15

Psalm105-5-15

5 Remember the wonders he has done,
    his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
6 you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,
    his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
7 He is the Lord our God;
    his judgments are in all the earth.

8 He remembers his covenant forever,
    the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
9 the covenant he made with Abraham,
    the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree,
    to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 “To you I will give the land of Canaan
    as the portion you will inherit.”

12 When they were but few in number,
    few indeed, and strangers in it,
13 they wandered from nation to nation,
    from one kingdom to another.
14 He allowed no one to oppress them;
    for their sake he rebuked kings:
15 “Do not touch my anointed ones;
    do my prophets no harm.” NIV

 

This section of Psalm 105
continues the theme of sharing with others about what God has done. What goal
does the writer of this psalm want to share with you in verse 5?

 

Look at verses 6-8. Who
is the writer addressing in this psalm? Describe the multi-generational aspect
of this psalm, and describe the multi-generational aspect of God’s plan.

 

Verses 9-11 speak about the
covenant that the Lord made with Abraham. What is a covenant? How was this
covenant generational in scope?

 

Look through verses
12-15. How did God’s plans for the future seem unlikely in the days of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob?

 

::::: DIGGING DEEPER
:::::

If you’d like, take time
to read the account of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in Genesis 15-35. Through their
stories, when might they have thought of God’s promises as unlikely and when
did they see hints of God’s plan at work?

 

::::: APPLICATION
CHALLENGE :::::

In what way(s) might
God’s plans for you seem unlikely today? How could you pray about that right
now?

 

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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