PSALMS 81-90

Q: What has been a good church experience for you? (Where, When, Why & How?)

Big Idea Review

81Prone to Wander

  • Music & Feasting: Required for a purpose- why? __________
  • Hearing an unknown voice - cf Matt 11:28-30
  • Take-aways from history - (8-16) ________________________
  • God’s judgment = allowing us to follow our own desires (Rom 1)

82Reflections of God’s judgments & justice (How?) __________

 

83God’s Silence (cf Psa 89)

  • The historical desire to wipe out Israel - why? ____________
  • Prayer for protection from federated nations conspiracy
  • God’s judgment takes many forms (list them) _____________

84The Lord’s House

  • Joy in being there 1-4
  • Joy of the Lord’s strength (what does it look/feel like?)

85Hope based on God’s past faithfulness

  • 1-3 The past ____________________
  • The present(4-7) ________________
  • 8-13Listen carefully to what the Lord is saying (what is it?)
  • Balances (10-13) = _______________ + ______________

86Struggling with the Lord

  • Take a walk with God: ponder & pray the psalm
  • Gayle Erwin on God’s attributes

87Zion

  • Zion = mountain = Jerusalem = eternal city/temple = Presence
  • It’s purpose in God’s story = __________________________

88Cry of suffering & despair

  • What are the feelings experienced? (List) _______________
  • Who might this be helpful to today? ____________________

89God’s historic & comprehensive rule

  • historical promise = _____________________
  • what happened?  _______________________
  • What is his request?
  • What is his conclusion? __________________

90Our lives spread before the Lord

  • Eternity vs this life(v 12 = wisdom)
  • Confusion re God’s perceived acts (or lack of)
  • “Come back to us!”  “Don’t delay!”

Big Ideas

  1. How God judges us
  2. Struggling with God’s silence
  3. Pondering & praying the psalms
  4. Balances
  5. God’s House
  6. Hope based on past faithfulness
  7. Eternity compared to this life

My take away: ________________________________________