Study Guide – Psalm 69:29-36

Psalm69-29-36

 

29 I am suffering and in pain.
    Rescue me, O God, by your saving power.

30 Then I will praise God’s name with singing,
    and I will honor him with thanksgiving.
31 For this will please the Lord more than sacrificing cattle,
    more than presenting a bull with its horns and hooves.
32 The humble will see their God at work and be glad.
    Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged.
33 For the Lord hears the cries of the needy;
    he does not despise his imprisoned people.

34 Praise him, O heaven and earth,
    the seas and all that move in them.
35 For God will save Jerusalem
    and rebuild the towns of Judah.
His people will live there
    and settle in their own land.
36 The descendants of those who obey him will inherit the land,
    and those who love him will live there in safety. NLT

  

How could verse 29 become the most important verse a person could ever have on their mind?

 

How do verses 29-31 go together?

 

Read verse 32. Who are the humble people in our society today? According to verse 32, what makes a humble person glad?

 

Read verse 33. What final value does David stop to recognize as he begins to bring his emotionally raw psalm to a close?

 

In the midst of David’s agony, what reassurances does he rediscover in verses 34-36?

 

Why is it important to take time to remind ourselves of what God’s large scale plans are?

 

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

Go back up to verse 29 and put the words in your memory so that you’ll be ready to speak them when the time is right.

 

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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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