Study Guide – Psalm 37:7-13

Psalm37-7-13

7 Be still in the presence of the Lord,
    and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
    or fret about their wicked schemes.

 

Take this verse to heart today. What do you find to be the most difficult thing about being "still" and waiting?

 

How could this verse teach us to approach our world today?

 

8 Stop being angry!
    Turn from your rage!
Do not lose your temper—
    it only leads to harm.
9 For the wicked will be destroyed,
    but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.

10 Soon the wicked will disappear.
    Though you look for them, they will be gone.
11 The lowly will possess the land
    and will live in peace and prosperity.

12 The wicked plot against the godly;
    they snarl at them in defiance.
13 But the Lord just laughs,
    for he sees their day of judgment coming. NLT

 

Why do we not need to respond in anger and rage to those who are wicked?

 

From the Lord's perspective, what is the difference in outcome between someone who is wicked and someone who trusts in God? Why can this be a difficult truth to believe?

 

What does it mean to be "lowly" in this passage of Scripture?

 

What makes the Lord laugh?

 

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

Which part of these verses do you most need to apply to your life? Take some time to pray about this.

 

 

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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