Dr. David Whitaker | Psalm 19
Life is a lot like building a model. It's normal for us to try to put life, marriage, relationships and issues that are broken back together. We're so anxious to put it together; we don't know what pieces go where. But there is something more. There's something we have to do before we can do any of this...
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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 19. Who speaks in verses 1-4? What do they say? Is it obvious to everyone? Why don’t some people hear?
- As you consider creation, describe how it reflects God and his glory? His character? His love? His wisdom? His power? His…(other attributes where creation reflects God)?
- What in creation fills you most with a sense of God’s glory? Describe it.
- What six names does David give the Scriptures (vv.7-10)? What eight words describe the Scriptures? What phrases describe Scripture’s effect on our lives?
- What does the revelation through Scripture do for us that the revelation in creation does not (v.11)?
- Which of David’s “one-liners” about God’s law best matches your experience with Scripture? Why? How else would you describe it? How does Scripture’s sense of value translate into the time you spend reading it?
- Why are the Scriptures and prayer important for proper self-evaluation (vv. 7-14)? Apart from them, how would we naturally handle our sins and our faults? What “hidden faults” or “willful sins” do you sense God’s Spirit pointing out. (see also 1 John 1)
- Read v.14. Could you pray that same prayer? What would you need to change to cooperate with the Lord in this prayer?
- When v.14 says that the Lord is your “Rock” and “Redeemer,” what does that mean? How does it make a difference in your approach to this prayer?
- 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.