Psalms Part 2 Introduction Bible Study

Part 1 gave us an overview of the Book of Psalms. We know for certain that King David wrote at least seventy-three of the psalms.1 He loved God with all his heart, and the Bible says that he was a man after God's own heart (1 Samuel 13:14). Although David sinned, he always repented and asked God to forgive him.

Psalms 1 through 41, which King David wrote, express every human feeling: songs of praise, worship and thanksgiving; prayers for help and deliverance from enemies; prayers of repentance; prayers expressing confidence in God. If you try to put yourself in King David's place as you read the psalms, you will find they are very relevant to your own life. Consider the following examples:

Psalm 3: The Lord is always with us no matter what we are facing.
'I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side” (3:5-6).

Psalm 6: The Lord hears our cries and is merciful.
'The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer” (6:9).

Psalm 9: The Lord is our refuge and He will never abandon us.
'Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you” (9:10).

Psalm 16: We can always have hope because we trust in the Lord.
'Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings” (16:8).

Psalm 23: The Lord is our shepherd and He will guide us.
'He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake” (23:3).

Psalm 25: The Lord is our teacher and He forgives us.
'He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way” (25:9).

Psalm 28: The Lord is our strength and He answers our prayers.
'The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped” (28:7).

Psalm 31: The Lord is our help when things go wrong.
'Praise be to the LORD, for he showed his wonderful love to me when I was in a besieged city” (31:21).
Psalm 34: The Lord protects, delivers and provides for us.
'The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them” (34:7).

Psalm 36: The Lord is loving, righteous and just.
'Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep” (36:6).

Matthew Henry calls the Book of Psalms 'one of the choicest and most excellent parts of all the Old Testament."2 I sincerely hope that you will read the entire Book of Psalms and consume every word in it! If you read a psalm or two every day, you will find your relationship with God will grow closer and closer.

Fill in the blanks on the worksheet and on the 'Go to the Word” sheet. May God bless you as you study His Word.

Psalms, Part 2, Worksheet
Warren Simmons

Although David sinned, he always ________ and asked God to forgive him.
We know for certain that King David wrote at least _______-_____ of the psalms.
Psalms 1 through 41, which ____ _____ wrote, express every human feeling.
The psalms include songs of ______, worship and thanksgiving; prayers for ____ and deliverance from enemies; prayers of __________; prayers expressing __________ in God.
If you put yourself in King David's place as you read the psalms, you will find they are very ________ to your own life.
'I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD ________ me. I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side” (Psalm 3:5-6).
'The LORD has _____ my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer” (6:9).
'Those who know your name will _____ in you, for you, LORD, have never ________ those who seek you” (9:10).
'Keep me as the _____ of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings” (16:8).
'He guides me in paths of _____________ for his name's sake” (23:3).
'He guides the ______ in what is right and teaches them his way” (25:9).
'The LORD is my ________ and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped” (28:7).
'Praise be to the LORD, for he showed his wonderful ____ to me when I was in a besieged city” (31:21).
'The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he ________ them” (34:7).
'Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your _______ like the great deep” (36:6).

Memory Verse: 'All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful for those who keep the demands of his covenant” (Psalm 25:10).

Psalms, Part 2
Go to the Word

Match each Scripture reference below with the correct verse, and then fill in the missing words.

Psalm 18:30    Psalm 1:6         Psalm 5:12    Psalm 8:1    Psalm 40:3
Psalm 13:5-6   Psalm 19:14    Psalm 37:4    Psalm 4:3

'The LORD watches over the way of the _________, but the way of the                 Psalm ______
wicked will perish.”

'Know that the LORD has set apart the _____ for himself; the LORD will             Psalm ______
hear when I call him.”

'For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with                 Psalm ______
your _____ as with a shield.”

'O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have             Psalm ______
set your _____ above the heavens.”

'But I trust in your _________ love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.                Psalm ______
I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.”

'As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is ________. He is            Psalm ______
a shield for all who take refuge in him.”

'May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my _____ be pleasing            Psalm ______
in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

'Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the _______ of your                  Psalm ______
heart.”

'He put a new ____ in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will               Psalm ______
see and fear and put their _____ in the LORD.”

1   NIV Archaeological Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005), 791.
2  
Matthew Henry, Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible, vol. 3 (Old Tappan, N.J.: Fleming H. Revell Co., n.d.), 236.

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