On August 15, 2012, we will continue the study of the Book of Psalms, with ouir lesson on Book 2 Psalms 73-89.The Psalms was known in Hebrew as the Tehillim which meant “praise songs.” In the Greek, they were called “Psalmoi”which meant “songs to accompany stringed instrument.” The Book of Psalms is the longest book in the Bible with 150 chapters and they can speak to your every situation!
The Book of Psalms is divided into five books or divisions. Those books or divisions are: Book 1 (1-41); Book 2 (42-72); Book 3 (73-89); Book 4 (90-106); and Book 5 (107-150). Each of book or division of Psalms ends with a benediction.
Remember: THREE-A-DAY IS THE EASIEST WAY! There are 1,189 Chapters in the Bible and to read the whole Bible in 52 Weeks, one must read an average of 3.25 Chapters every day!
Here in week thirty we now turn in our study to Book 3 of the Psalms. Psalms in 73-89 is a short but powerful section of Psalms!
Please read prayerfully and carefully Psalms 73 thru 89 and answer the following questions that we will discuss in our session on next Wednesday:
1.       Eleven of the 17 Psalms in Book 3 were written by Asaph, three by the sons of Korah, one by Heman, one by Ethan and one by David. Who were Asaph, sons of Korah, Heman, and Ethan?
2.       Which Psalm in Book 3 was written by King David?
3.       What kind of Psalm is Psalm 73?
a. Wisdom
b. National Lament
c. Messianic
4.       In which verse of Psalm 73 does the psalmist ask his most important question?
5.       Who wrote Psalm 74? What do you think is main message of this psalm?
6.       What do you think it means in Psalms 75:1 by “for your Name is near”?
7.       The psalmist was complaining in Psalm 77 because God didn’t answer his prayer. Where in Psalm 77 does the psalmist realize how good God had been to him?
8.       What kind of Psalm is Psalm 78?
a. Messianic
b. Didactic or Teaching
c. Royal
9.       Psalms 79 is a national lament Psalm, how does it remind you of Psalm 42?
10.   Psalm 80 is a prayer for restoration. Where in Psalm 80 is God called the “Shepherd of Israel”? What do you think that phrase meant?
11.   What was the congregation called to do in Psalms 81?
12.   How does Psalm 82 show once again that God is the “God of justice”?
13.   Where in the Book of Judges can you find examples of what God did as the psalmist requested in Psalms 83:9-12?
14.   How does the beginning of Psalm 84 remind you of the beginning of Psalm 42?
15.   Psalm 85 is a prayer of thanksgiving and restoration. What did the psalmist ask God to do after He had restored them to their land?
16.   Who wrote Psalm 86? How do you know?
17.   What is Zion in Psalm 87? Where is Cush in Psalm 87?
18.   Who kind of Psalm is Psalm 88?
a. Wisdom
b. Personal Lament
c. Messianic
19.   What kind of Psalm is Psalm 89?
a.       Wisdom
b.      Royal
b. Personal Lament
20.   Which covenant does the psalmist remind the LORD about in Psalm 89?
Now that you have read Psalms 73-89 in context from the beginning, tell us two things you learned that you did not know about Psalms 73-89?