Study Guide – Psalm 85:8-13

Psalm85-8-13

8 I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying,
for he speaks peace to his faithful people.
But let them not return to their foolish ways.
Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,
so our land will be filled with his glory.

10 Unfailing love and truth have met together.
Righteousness and peace have kissed!
11 Truth springs up from the earth,
and righteousness smiles down from heaven.
12 Yes, the Lord pours down his blessings.
Our land will yield its bountiful harvest.
13 Righteousness goes as a herald before him,
preparing the way for his steps. NLT

 

Why is the writer’s personal statement in verse 8 an important one for us to apply to ourselves?

 

Look at verse 9. Have you honored the Lord with your life this week? Describe your response to this question.

 

What math equation occurs in verses 10-12? What is the product of these two things getting together? How does this happen?

 

Imagine and describe the scene of verse 13.

 

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

What hope do you need to take to heart from this passage? Take a moment to listen (verse 8), to honor (verse 9), and to proclaim (verses 10-13) in prayer.

 

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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