Study Guide – Psalm 118:22-29

Psalm118-22-29

22 The stone that the builders rejected
    has now become the cornerstone.
23 This is the Lord’s doing,
    and it is wonderful to see.
24 This is the day the Lord has made.
    We will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Please, Lord, please save us.
    Please, Lord, please give us success.
26 Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
    We bless you from the house of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God, shining upon us.
    Take the sacrifice and bind it with cords on the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will praise you!
    You are my God, and I will exalt you!

29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
    His faithful love endures forever. NLT

 

In its historical context, what was the concern of verse 22?

 

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

If you have a moment, read 1 Peter 2:4-9 and consider how Psalm 118:22 looks forward to Jesus.

 

Look at verse 23-24. Who is the source of the restoration work?

 

How do verses 25-27 work in their historical context? How do they also point forward to Jesus?

 

Read verse 29 and then look back through Psalm 118. What similarities do you notice?

 

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

Look at verses 28-29. The writer is compelled to move from a personal declaration of faith to a request for others to join him. Which of these two steps do you need to take today?

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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