Study Guide – Psalm 89:5-14

Psalm89-5-14

 

5 All heaven will praise your great wonders, Lord;
    myriads of angels will praise you for your faithfulness.
6 For who in all of heaven can compare with the Lord?
    What mightiest angel is anything like the Lord?
7 The highest angelic powers stand in awe of God.
    He is far more awesome than all who surround his throne.
8 O Lord God of Heaven’s Armies!
    Where is there anyone as mighty as you, O Lord?
    You are entirely faithful.

9 You rule the oceans.
    You subdue their storm-tossed waves.
10 You crushed the great sea monster.
    You scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
11 The heavens are yours, and the earth is yours;
    everything in the world is yours—you created it all.
12 You created north and south.
    Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon praise your name.
13 Powerful is your arm!
    Strong is your hand!
    Your right hand is lifted high in glorious strength.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.
    Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants. NLT

 

Look at verses 5-7. Notice all the ways that God is unique from angels. How much greater is God?

 

Verse 8 states that “faithfulness” is God’s “very character”. What does this mean?

 

Read through verses 9-12. Consider how the following observations about God’s greatness relate to God’s “faithfulness”?

Oceans:

Sea Monster (or chaos*):

Enemies:

Heavens:

Earth: 

Geographies:

 

Look at verses 13-14. How do God’s arm and God’s throne relate to the last several verses?

 

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

Consider this phrase: “Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants.” What does this image mean? How could this change the way you live in the next 24 hours?

 

 * The word translated here as "sea monster" is also commonly translated as a metaphor for "chaos".

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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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