Study Guide – Psalm 74:9-17

Psalm74-9-17

 

9 We no longer see your miraculous signs.
    All the prophets are gone,
    and no one can tell us when it will end.
10 How long, O God, will you allow our enemies to insult you?
    Will you let them dishonor your name forever?
11 Why do you hold back your strong right hand?
    Unleash your powerful fist and destroy them.

12 You, O God, are my king from ages past,
    bringing salvation to the earth.
13 You split the sea by your strength
    and smashed the heads of the sea monsters.
14 You crushed the heads of Leviathan
    and let the desert animals eat him.
15 You caused the springs and streams to gush forth,
    and you dried up rivers that never run dry.
16 Both day and night belong to you;
    you made the starlight and the sun.
17 You set the boundaries of the earth,
    and you made both summer and winter. NLT

 

In your opinion, what aspects of verses 9-11 can followers of God relate to nowadays?

 

Try to state in one sentence what the writer of this psalm trying to say in verses 12-17.

 

Look closely at verses 12-17. Going verse by verse, answer this question: How does this point about the greatness of God relate to the writer's frustrations in verses 9-11?

v12: 

v13:

v14:

v15:

v16:

v17:

 

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

During times of significant frustration with how life is going, why might it be important for us to "remember" specific things about God's greatness?

 

End this study with a prayer that reflects this passage of Scripture in your own words.

 

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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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