Study Guide – Psalm 65:5-8

Psalm65-5-8

 

5 You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds,
    O God our savior.
You are the hope of everyone on earth,
    even those who sail on distant seas.
6 You formed the mountains by your power
    and armed yourself with mighty strength.
7 You quieted the raging oceans
    with their pounding waves
    and silenced the shouting of the nations.
8 Those who live at the ends of the earth
    stand in awe of your wonders.
From where the sun rises to where it sets,
    you inspire shouts of joy. NLT

 

Read through these four verses over and over. As you do this, find at least three things that stand out to you:

 

Show the similarities in the poetic structure of these verses (Hint: 5a & 8b; 5b & 8a; 6 & 7):

        5a  _________________________________________

                    5b _________________________________________

                                6 _________________________________________

                                7 _________________________________________

                    8a _________________________________________

        8b _________________________________________

 

Where do you fit in these verses, in terms of both your geographical location and your relationship with God?

 

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

Take a moment to pray in joy for God's awesome deeds.

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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