Study Guide – Psalm 145:13-21


13 For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
    You rule throughout all generations.

The Lord always keeps his promises;
    he is gracious in all he does.
14 The Lord helps the fallen
    and lifts those bent beneath their loads.
15 The eyes of all look to you in hope;
    you give them their food as they need it.
16 When you open your hand,
    you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.
17 The Lord is righteous in everything he does;
    he is filled with kindness.
18 The Lord is close to all who call on him,
    yes, to all who call on him in truth.
19 He grants the desires of those who fear him;
    he hears their cries for help and rescues them.
20 The Lord protects all those who love him,
    but he destroys the wicked.

21 I will praise the Lord,
    and may everyone on earth bless his holy name
    forever and ever. NLT


Read through verses 13-20. What sort of characteristics does God's "kingdom" and "rule" have? Try to identify as many as you can.

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Pick three of these that stand out to you the most. Why are these especially interesting to you?


Pick three of these the world most needs. What would be different in our world if these characteristics ruled?


Why is verse 21 a fitting end to this psalm?



Which of these characteristics do you most need in your own life today? Pray that God will rule in your life in this way.

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