Bible Study Lesson – September 2, 2020 ~ 7:30 pm
Lesson 1: Praise The Lord (Psalm 146)
- The psalmist speaks about trusting in princes (Psalm 146:3-4). Why would the psalm warn about putting your trust in another person? Who should we trust instead?
- Compare Psalm 20:7. Have there been times when you put your trust in people (including yourself) rather than God? What actions can you take to trust God fully?
- Psalm 146:5 says that those who put their hope in the Lord are “blessed.” Write down all the ways the psalmist describes God (146:6–7). What aspects of this description give you the most confidence about your hope in God?
- The psalmist praises the actions of the Lord (146:7–9). What type of people does God help? Which of these groups do you relate to? How do these actions reflect God’s character? How does God’s concern for the downtrodden encourage you to praise Him?
Psalm 146 is a praise psalm. The psalmist leads worshipers by encouraging them to “Praise the Lord.” The well-known Hebrew phrase “Hallelujah” opens and closes the psalm. This phrase isn’t just an offering of praise—it is a command directed at God’s people that they “Praise the Lord.” What does “praise” mean to you? In what ways and situations do you praise God? How are you neglecting to do so?
September 9, 2020 – Psalm 6