BIBLE STUDY ASSIGNMENT – AUGUST 29, 2012

READING THE BIBLE IN 52 WEEKS

PSALMS 90-106 BOOK 4

On August 29, 2012, we will continue the study of the Book of Psalms, with our lesson on Book 4, Psalms 90-106. 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-one we will study Book 4, Psalms 90-106 which has some of the best loved and most inspiring Psalms. After this week we will have read 106 of the 150 Psalms and Book 4 has some of the greatest in all of the Psalms!
Please read prayerfully and carefully Psalms 90 thru 106 and answer the following questions that we will discuss in our session on Wednesday:
Book 4, like Book 3 has only 17 Psalms. How many Psalms in Book 4 were written by King David? Which Psalms were written by David?
Book 4 has the only Psalm written by Moses. Which Psalm was written by Moses?
What kind of Psalm is Psalm 90?
a. Wisdom
b. Prayer
c. Messianic
What do you think the psalmist meant in Psalm 90:1 when he says the “LORD has been our dwelling place”?
According to Psalm 90, how long is day to God and how does this show that human beings are temporary and God is forever?
Psalm 91, in contrast to Psalm 90, is a Psalm of encouragement that no matter how dangerous life is, those who serve God will find security! What do you think the psalmist means Psalms 91:1 by “the snare of the fowler”?
Psalm 92:1 starts with the exciting words, “It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High.” Why do you think understanding these words are so important to how we praise and worship God at Charity?
Psalms 93 is what kind of Psalm?
a. Messianic
b. Royal
c. Didactic or Teaching
Psalms 93 and 95-99 should be read together as hymns with the same message. What do you think these six Psalms are saying to us about God?
Psalm 94 is different from Psalms 93, 95-99 in that it is a prayer of vengeance and not a hymn. Which verse in Psalm 94 looks back at what we learned in Psalm 73?
Which two Psalms in 95-99 open with the same verse?
Psalm 100 is a doxology and call to worship. It is one of the best loved and most popular Psalms in the Bible. Why do you think Psalm 100 is so popular? What do you think Psalm 100 says to today’s Christian about their attitude in church?
Who wrote Psalm 101? What promises did the psalmist make in Psalm 101.
What kind of Psalm is Psalm 102?
Penitential
Wisdom
Messianic
Psalm 103 is so beautiful that it could read as a daily meditation! What kind of Psalm is Psalm 103?
a. Wisdom
b. Royal
c. Thanksgiving
Psalm 103 is awesome and contains so many beautiful and memorable metaphors to describe God’s love for us. What are some of the ways God shows His love for us in Psalm 103?
In Psalm 103:5 the psalmist uses the metaphor of the eagle to make his point. In the Bible the words eagle, eagles or eagle’s appears 34 times in KJV and 31 times in NIV. What does the eagle represent in the Bible in Psalm 103 in particular?
Psalm 104 opens and closes with the same praise shout as Psalm 103. What is this praise shout and what does it mean to you?
How do Psalm 105 and 106 tell the story of God’s salvation and love of Israel and how His chosen turned their backs on God and how God finally responded?
REFLECTIONS
Now that you have read Psalms 90-106 in context from the beginning, tell us two of your favorite Psalms in Book 4 and why?

STUDY BOOK 5 PSALMS 107-150 FOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2012