Study Guide – Psalm 66:1-7

Psalm66-1-7

1 Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!
2     Sing about the glory of his name!
    Tell the world how glorious he is.
3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
    Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.
4 Everything on earth will worship you;
    they will sing your praises,
    shouting your name in glorious songs.”

5 Come and see what our God has done,
    what awesome miracles he performs for people!
6 He made a dry path through the Red Sea,
    and his people went across on foot.
    There we rejoiced in him.
7 For by his great power he rules forever.
    He watches every movement of the nations;
    let no rebel rise in defiance. NLT

 

Read verses 1-2. In your opinion, what would be the best way to do this?

 

Do you personally believe verse 3 is true? Why or why not?

 

How can the writer of this psalm be confident that verse 4 will happen?

 

In verses 5-7 the writer invites us to “see” what God has done (and later in verse 16 the writer will invite us to “listen” to his personal story about what God did for him). Why does our world need someone to share about God?

 

::::: DIGGING DEEPER :::::

If you are able, take a moment to read about the parting of the Red Sea in Exodus 14:21-31. Consider why the writer would have chosen this particular event to make his point in verse 6.

 

The psalms often recall the things that God has done throughout history. How does knowing what God has done help shape the practice of someone’s faith?

 

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

What goals could you set for yourself in the next few months to:

1)   Learn more about what God has done?

2)   Share with others about what you learn?

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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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