Study Guide – Psalm 94:8-15

Psalm94-8-15

Think again, you fools!
When will you finally catch on?
Is he deaf—the one who made your ears?
Is he blind—the one who formed your eyes?
10 He punishes the nations—won’t he also punish you?
He knows everything—doesn’t he also know what you are doing?
11 The Lord knows people’s thoughts;
he knows they are worthless!

12 Joyful are those you discipline, Lord,
those you teach with your instructions.
13 You give them relief from troubled times
until a pit is dug to capture the wicked.
14 The Lord will not reject his people;
he will not abandon his special possession.
15 Judgment will again be founded on justice,
and those with virtuous hearts will pursue it. NLT

 

Back in the first seven verses, the writer of Psalm 94 stated that there were people who were oppressing and murdering the population and also mocking the Lord as they did these evil acts. What goal does the writer have in mind in verses 8-10?

 

Do you believe the Lord will actually do these things? Explain your thoughts.

 

What is the goal of verse 11?

 

Read verse 12. How is this positive for someone?

 

What reassurance do verses 13-15 offer?

 

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

This section offers a sharp contrast between the outcomes of evildoers and those who follow the Lord. Take a moment to pray over these concepts as you look at the next 24 hours of your life. How do these ideas fit into the events and thoughts you’ll be facing?

 

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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