Week 6 Day 4: Psalms of Enthronement

Read Psalm 97
Personal Bible Study

  • Read verse 7.  In ancient Israel, it was easy to identify the false gods people worshipped because they had physical idols.  What false gods and idols do people worship today?
  • How easy is it to recognize them in our own lives, in the lives of others, or in our culture?
  • Refer back to Psalm 24:1.  How is worshipping anything other than Jehovah worshipping a false god?
  • How can we become aware of idol worship in our own lives?
Family Discussion Guide
  • What does it mean to reign  over something?  
  • How does God reign over the earth?  
  • How long will God reign?  Why should the earth be glad? 
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
Choose one verse from each of these Psalms and memorize it.
  • Psalm 24:
  • Psalm 48:
  • Psalm 93:
  • Psalm 97:
  • Psalm 99:

Weekly Memory Verse
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever.  -Psalm 29:10






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