Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Psalm 39

Questions for this week:

  1. Read Psalm 39 aloud.
  2. In verse 4 David asks The Lord to show him the number of his days and to allow him to know how fleeting life is. Would you want to know the answer to this question? How might knowing the number of your days change your faith in God and the way you live it out?
  3. In verse 13, what did David mean by asking God to look away from him so that he could enjoy life again?
  4. The flow of this Psalm appears to transition from David first attempting to prevent sin on his own, and then transition his focus to God, knowing that his hope is found in Him. Have you approached sin in the same way, relying on your own strength before turning to God, and when did you change your focus?
  5. Look at the way David talks about the tongue. How does this correspond with James’ book in the New Testament?
  6. How have you seen the practice of silence and meditation beneficial in seeking God’s face in your own life?
  7. Verse 11 talks about our wealth being easily devoured by a moth. How does that confront worldly motivations in your heart?