Study Guide – Psalm 141:6-10

Psalm141-6-10

 

But I pray constantly
    against the wicked and their deeds.
6 When their leaders are thrown down from a cliff,
    the wicked will listen to my words and find them true.
7 Like rocks brought up by a plow,
    the bones of the wicked will lie scattered without burial.

8 I look to you for help, O Sovereign Lord.
    You are my refuge; don’t let them kill me.
9 Keep me from the traps they have set for me,
    from the snares of those who do wrong.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
    but let me escape. NLT

 

What is David's constant prayer? Why do you think he has such a violent vision in mind?

 

How is verse 8 set apart from the tone of the other verses in this passage?

 

In the regular everyday routine of life today, is there any comparison to verse 9? 
 
 
This psalm ends with David's prayer for justice. How does his prayer for judgment fit with the drastic image of verses 6-7?
 
 
::::: APPLICATION CHALLENGE :::::
 
Look back at verse 8. Consider the wicked things that are set up to trap you today. With this in mind, which part of the prayer of verse 8 stands out to you the most? Make that your prayer for the next 24 hours.
 

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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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