Study Guide – Psalm 34:15-22

Psalm34-15-22

 

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
    and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
    to blot out their name from the earth.

17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
    he delivers them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the broken-hearted
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

19 The righteous person may have many troubles,
    but the Lord delivers him from them all;
20 he protects all his bones,
    not one of them will be broken.

21 Evil will slay the wicked;
    the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord will rescue his servants;
    no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned. NIV-UK

 

This may sound like a silly question, but from what you see in verses 15-16, what do God and Superman have in common?

 

How are God's people described in verses 17-18?

 

Shouldn't God's people never experience pain, or hurt, or trouble? 

 

Look back through this psalm and describe what David experienced:

  • verse 4 ____________________________________
  • verse 6 ____________________________________
  • verse 10 ___________________________________
  • verse 15 ___________________________________

 

Why do you think a broken heart is so much a part of our life even after we start following God?

 

Look at verses 19-22. Everyone experiences trouble. But what is the major difference between those who follow God and those who don't in terms of the outcomes of trouble?

 

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

Pray that God will prepare you to call on him the next time you experience trouble. 

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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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