Study Guide – Psalm 69:1-6

Psalm69-1-6

1 Save me, O God,
    for the floodwaters are up to my neck.
2 Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire;
    I can’t find a foothold.
I am in deep water,
    and the floods overwhelm me.
3 I am exhausted from crying for help;
    my throat is parched.
My eyes are swollen with weeping,
    waiting for my God to help me.
4 Those who hate me without cause
    outnumber the hairs on my head.
Many enemies try to destroy me with lies,
    demanding that I give back what I didn’t steal.

5 O God, you know how foolish I am;
    my sins cannot be hidden from you.
6 Don’t let those who trust in you be ashamed because of me,
    O Sovereign Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
Don’t let me cause them to be humiliated,
    O God of Israel. NLT

 

How is David, the writer of this psalm, feeling in verses 1-3? What sorts of things could make someone feel this way?

 

Describe the stress David is under in verse 4.

 

What personal truth about his situation does David confess in verse 5?

 

Is verse 5 a verse that you could confess too? Why or why not?

 

What is David’s prayer in verse 6? What does he hope won’t happen?

 

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

What responsibility do you have as a follower of God towards others in your life? How does your integrity of life effect others around you (or after you)? Take some time to pray about the inner actions of your heart and the outward actions of your behavior.

 

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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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