Study Guide – Psalm 145:1-7

Psalm145-1-7

1 I will exalt you, my God and King,
    and praise your name forever and ever.
2 I will praise you every day;
    yes, I will praise you forever.
3 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
    No one can measure his greatness.

4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;
    let them proclaim your power.
5 I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor
    and your wonderful miracles.
6 Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue;
    I will proclaim your greatness.
7 Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness;
    they will sing with joy about your righteousness. NLT

Dwell on verses 1-3 for a while. Consider the weight of each word.

 

Look at verse 4. Answer the following questions:

  • Why is this important?
  • Why should an older generation be focused upon this?
  • Why is this a difficult thing for some generations?

 

Dwell on verses 5-6 for a while. Consider the weight of each word.

 

Look at verse 7. Answer the following questions:

  • Why is this important?
  • Why should everyone be focused upon this idea?
  • In what ways do I sometimes get in the way of others living out verse 7?

 

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

In your life, who do you encourage to worship the Lord? What could you do this week to encourage others to share about God?

 

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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