We live in a busy world with busy schedules and being able to share some thoughts about this journey with others across this world through the Internet is truly a blessing. The below Questions for Reflection will stimulate thought and offer ideas for applying biblical principles. At all stages of life, the Bible is helpful in providing what is needed to thrive in life. If you have not done so yet, click the follow button on the top right side of this page to be notified of future posts.
Psalm 58 – Why is widespread evil so detrimental to the godly? What do you do when surrounded by flagrant injustices brought about by evil people? Is it ok to pray for the destruction of evil people and their evil ways? Explain why?
Psalm 59 – What is going on when this Psalm was written (See 1 Sam. 19:1-18)? What does David desire for himself? How does David describe his enemy? Why is David so sure of triumph?
Psalm 60 – What has happened to Israel in the midst of their military prowess (See 2 Sam. 8)? How important is God’s help? What do you think about God’s providence and your own responsibility for success in life?
Psalm 61 – What are David’s feelings now in his relationship with God? How does he express his feeling of distance from God? What does he request? When have you felt the need for security and strength recently? Can you give the name of a song of praise to help?
Psalm 62 – How does David regard the necessity of God in his life (note the use of alone and only)? What do your actions and advice reveal about the source of your strength? What makes the drastic difference between God who is trustworthy and of men who are untrustworthy?
Psalm 63 – What are David’s circumstances now? What especially does he miss? With what is he satisfied? What is in the future for those who try to overthrow him as king?
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments.
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