Study Guide – Psalm 102:18-22



18 Let this be recorded for future generations,
    so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord.
19 Tell them the Lord looked down
    from his heavenly sanctuary.
He looked down to earth from heaven
20     to hear the groans of the prisoners,
    to release those condemned to die.
21 And so the Lord’s fame will be celebrated in Zion,
    his praises in Jerusalem,
22 when multitudes gather together
    and kingdoms come to worship the Lord. NLT


Look at verse 18. Describe the long-term vision of the writer of this psalm.


How is the generational transference of the message of God an essential part of this vision?


Look at verses 19-20. What specific details does the writer of this psalm want to be told in the future?


How does the message of verse 20 fit with what you know of the Gospel?


How does the picture of verses 21-22 fit with the generational message of verses 18-20?



Where do you see yourself in the vision of these verses? What role do you play in this? And, ultimately, if you were to be among those who gathered together for worship, what praise would you offer?


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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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