Study Guide – Psalm 34:8-14

Psalm34-8-14

 

8 Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
    for those who fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
    but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
11 Come, my children, listen to me;
    I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 Whoever of you loves life
    and desires to see many good days,
13 keep your tongue from evil
    and your lips from telling lies.
14 Turn from evil and do good;
    seek peace and pursue it. NIV-UK

 

What does verse 8 mean to you?

 

Explain why verse 9 could worry you or encourage you:

 

What do verses 9-10 teach us about what our lives might be like as we follow after God?

 

Who does David begin to address in verse 11? Who do you think are his 'children'?

 

What advice does David have for his 'children' in verses 12-14? Which parts of this advice do you especially  need to follow today?

 

::::: EQUIPPING CHALLENGE :::::

Memorize verse 8. Go over it again and again. Then challenge yourself to put this verse into practice in the next 24 hours.

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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