Study Guide – Psalm 112:6-10

Psalm112-6-10

Such people will not be overcome by evil.
    Those who are righteous will be long remembered.
They do not fear bad news;
    they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.
They are confident and fearless
    and can face their foes triumphantly.
They share freely and give generously to those in need.
    Their good deeds will be remembered forever.
    They will have influence and honor.
10 The wicked will see this and be infuriated.
    They will grind their teeth in anger;
    they will slink away, their hopes thwarted. NLT

 

The first five verses spoke about those who “feared” the Lord. What does verse 6 promise for such people? What do you imagine this would look like for you?

 

Can you “remember” anyone from the past who demonstrated verse 6 in their life?

 

Look at verses 8-9. What characteristics mark the life of such a person?

 

Why do such people infuriate the “wicked”?

 

How does the abrupt, negative focus of the end of this psalm fit with real life?

 

::::: EQUIPPING CHALLENGE :::::

On a scale of 1-10, how do you compare with verses 8-9? In what areas do you fall short? How could the Lord help strengthen your weaker areas? Take some time to pray about this before moving on to the chores of the next 24 hours.

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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