Study Guide – Psalm 37:25-33

Psalm37-25-33

25 Once I was young, and now I am old.
    Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned
    or their children begging for bread.
26 The godly always give generous loans to others,
    and their children are a blessing.

27 Turn from evil and do good,
    and you will live in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves justice,
    and he will never abandon the godly.

He will keep them safe forever,
    but the children of the wicked will die.
29 The godly will possess the land
    and will live there forever.

30 The godly offer good counsel;
    they teach right from wrong.
31 They have made God’s law their own,
    so they will never slip from his path.

32 The wicked wait in ambush for the godly,
    looking for an excuse to kill them.
33 But the Lord will not let the wicked succeed
    or let the godly be condemned when they are put on trial. NLT

 

In verses 25-33 of Psalm 37, David continues his theme concerning God's approach to the wicked and to the godly. Why do you think David felt compelled to write so many verses about this subject?

 

In old age, what is David's testimony? How does a long relationship with God add to a person's perspective?

 

Look at verse 26. What is the opposite of this? Which are the people around you? Which are you?

 

How do verses 27-31 go together?

 

Compare God's responses in verses 32-33.

 

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

From theses verses, which observation about the godly do you need to work on personally? What practical steps could you take in the next 24 hours to begin being more godly in this way?

 

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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