Psalms 31-40

Psalm 31The Lord is a Fortress in Adversity

  • What are some terms used to describe the Lord?
  • “Your name’s sake” = ________________
  • Find a quote from Jesus in this psalm ___________
  • When is hatred right?
  • What are some terms of debilitation David experiences?
  • God’s goodness is for who?
  • Have you ever “said in my haste” v 22?
  • Courage/heart strength comes to those who _____________

Psalm 32 The Forgiven are Blessed (II Sam 11-12)

  • What happens when we keep silent re our sin?
  • What happens when we acknowledge our sin?
  • Conscience
  • Images for God in this Psalm? 
  • A sin I need to confess_____________ James 5:16

Psalm 33Old Songs, New songs/New Meanings for Old Songs

  • Sing for joy, play skillfully
  • Reasons to do so = __________________________
  • Seeing things from God’s perspective (13-19)
  • Our fitting response (20-22) = __________________

Psalm 34   David & Abimelech

  • David: Problem > Prayer/ Deliverance > Praise
  • Taste & see (experience the goodness of the Lord)
  • Come & be taught the fear of the Lord = _________________
  • How is God in it with us? (15-22)

How have you experienced God’s’ goodness/being in it with you?

Psalm 35Revenge upon Adversaries

  • Brings retaliation to God, not the adversary
  • What is justice? (28) - Determining authentic justice for God?

Psalm 36Unfailing Love (steadfast, hessed)

  • Not having fear of God > _____________________(1-4)
  • Contrast: God’s unfailing love (5-9)
  • Request (10-12) - contrast the stipulations of Psa 35

Psalm 37 Living in the Midst of an Ungodly World

  • What not to do: _____________________________
  • What to do: ________________________________
  • Paths to finding our way (3-7a)
  • The Lord understands the wicked the situation (7-22)
  • How is God in it? (23-40)

Psalm 38Help!

  • What is the writer’s situation, feeling, & request?
  • How does his emotional-spiritual condition affect him physically? (insights into healing)
  • What does he do with his feelings?

Psalm 39Inner Resolve > Outer Expression

  • What was his inner resolve? What happened?
  • What did he choose to do?
  • What is his request?

Psalm 40Waiting on the Lord

  • What are the results of waiting on/for God
  • What does the Lord require-desire?
  • What is the psalmist’s request?

My take-away: _________________________