Week 5 Day 4: Psalms of Wisdom

Read Psalm 37
Personal Bible Study

  • Among other things, Psalm 37 offers advice to avoid fretting or worry.  Read verses 1-8.  What strategies do verses 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8 offer to combat fretting?
  • V.3_________________________________in the Lord
  • V.4_________________________________in the Lord
  • V.5_________________________________to the Lord
  • V.7_________________________________before the Lord
  • V.8 refrain from___________________and turn from_____________________
Family Discussion Guide
  • What are things the wicked to according to the Psalm?
  • What are things the righteous do?
  • Which does God reward?
Daily Reflection Questions
  • What fundamental truth does this text reveal?
  • How does this text inform the way God intends me to view myself, others, my circumstances, and the world?
  • How can I apply the truth of this text to my life in a practical way?

Community Conversation Suggestions
  • Did these passages strike you as strange?  Are you surprised language like this is in scripture?
  • Do these Psalms change or add anything to your perspective on what is acceptable to pray for?
  • What do these Psalms teach about the nature of God?
  • Of all the passages in the Bible, why do you think these particular Psalms are included?

Spiritual Formation Activity
Sharing Godly Wisdom
  • What wisdom have you gained by being obedient to the Lord?
  • What wisdom did you learn through disobedience?
  • What Godly wisdom would you like to pass on to your children or others that you love?
Write down the wisdom you have gained in your walk with the Lord and share it with someone you love.

Weekly Memory Verse
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who practice it have a good understanding.  – Psalm 111:10.






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