Bible Study Lesson – October 7, 2020 ~ 7:30 pm
Lesson 4: Have You Forgotten Us? (Psalm 49)
- How would you describe the relationship between wisdom and fearing God? Can someone be wise without fearing God? Why or why not?
- Why would the psalmist fear the iniquity of the wealthy?
- In Psalm 49:10-12, the psalmist discusses how all people – wise or foolish – will die. What point is he making with this observation?
- How does the psalmist contrast the upright with those who have foolish confidence?
Psalm 49 is a wisdom psalm in which the psalmist invites all people to hear wisdom. Wisdom psalms focus on teaching or instruction rather than praise or worship. Wisdom in the Old Testament has a moral aspect and is closely related to fearing or trusting in God. Proverbs 4:9 reminds us that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy one is understanding.” Let’s seek after wisdom!
October 14, 2020 – Let Them Be Put To Shame (Psalm 83)