Study Guide – Psalm 141:1-5

Psalm141-1-5

 

1 O Lord, I am calling to you. Please hurry!
    Listen when I cry to you for help!
2 Accept my prayer as incense offered to you,
    and my upraised hands as an evening offering.

3 Take control of what I say, O Lord,
    and guard my lips.
4 Don’t let me drift toward evil
    or take part in acts of wickedness.
Don’t let me share in the delicacies
    of those who do wrong.

5 Let the godly strike me!
    It will be a kindness!
If they correct me, it is soothing medicine.
    Don’t let me refuse it. NLT

 

Psalm 141 is attributed to David. What is his tone in the first two verses? 

 

How can prayer be "incense" and hands be an "offering"?

 

Describe the pressures David is facing in verses 3-4.

 

What kind of "delicacies" could David have in mind? What sort of things that are wrong could David be tempting David?

 

 

What is David's prayer in verse 5?

 

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

What wrong "delicacies" are tempting to you? Who are the godly people that correct you and hold you accountable in the way that you live? 

 

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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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