Study Guide – Psalm 108:6-13


6 Now rescue your beloved people.
    Answer and save us by your power.
7 God has promised this by his holiness:
“I will divide up Shechem with joy.
    I will measure out the valley of Succoth.
8 Gilead is mine,
    and Manasseh, too.
Ephraim, my helmet, will produce my warriors,
    and Judah, my scepter, will produce my kings.
9 But Moab, my washbasin, will become my servant,
    and I will wipe my feet on Edom
    and shout in triumph over Philistia.”

10 Who will bring me into the fortified city?
    Who will bring me victory over Edom?
11 Have you rejected us, O God?
    Will you no longer march with our armies?
12 Oh, please help us against our enemies,
    for all human help is useless.
13 With God’s help we will do mighty things,
    for he will trample down our foes. NLT


Verse 6 is a common cry of David. What does this reveal about his heart and faith?


::::: DIGGING DEEPER :::::

 For verses 7-10, it would be useful to find the locations mentioned on a map of ancient Israel. It would also be useful to know the background behind the names of these locations. If you have a moment, do a little research into the significance of these areas.


From David’s perspective, why are the geographies and the promises of God in verses 7-10 important?


Are you surprised by the suddenness of verse 11? Why or why not?


Look at verses 12-13. Describe David’s faith.



Even though your situation today may be different than David’s, what lesson could you apply to your life from these verses in this psalm? Take a moment to pray about that discovery.


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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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