Dr. David Whitaker | Psalm 107
We live in a time in which there is a lot of spiritual seeking. Almost everybody seems to disagree about who God is. There's a lot of searching, probing and conversation about religion and spirituality - but there is tremendous consensus about one aspect of God...
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These questions are provided for your further study and application of this message. It is helpful to discuss your answers with others such as your Community Group, family, friends or an accountability partner.
- What is your take away from this message?
Read Psalm 107 aloud. Who is invited to thank God (vv.1-3)? What four groups of redeemed people are mentioned?
How should each group respond to God’s unfailing love (vv.8, 15, 21, 31)?
What is the basic problem of the “wanderers” (vv.4-9)?
What is the plight of the “prisoners” (vv.10-16)? Why are they subjected to this plight? (see also Job 36:8-9)
How are the “sick” viewed (vv.17-18)? What are their symptoms? How does the Lord answer their cry (vv.19-20)?
What is the greatest need of the “fearful” (as seen in the sailor) (vv.23-30)? Describe their plight and how the Lord answers.
With which of these four groups of people do you most identify? From what condition or state of trouble has God redeemed you?
What attitude is being encouraged in this Psalm? Why is it a prerequisite for deliverance? For change and growth?
What does this Psalm say about God? About the needy? How can you become more God-like in your dealings with the needy around you? Who are they?
Applying the Scripture to our lives is important. What is the “next step” that God, through
this Psalm and the Spirit, is leading you to take?
Write out a prayer in response to what the Lord has taught you through this study.