How To Trust In The Lord. Psalm 37:1-15 A Psalm Of David

HOW TO TRUST IN THE LORD

 

Psalm 37:1-15      A Psalm of David

 

I.   DO NOT FRET (vs. 1-2)

 

     a. What two responses toward the evil does David warn against?  ________

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     b. What could cause a person to envy a worker of iniquity? _____________   

      ____________________________________________________________

     c. What reason does David cite that would make esteeming the wicked a  

      waste of time? ________________________________________________

      ____________________________________________________________

     d. Have you ever seen someone get emotional over grass clippings?  Isn’t    

      that how he compares the destruction of the wicked? _________________

      ____________________________________________________________

 

II. ELEMENTS OF TRUST (vs. 3-8)

 

     a. What words does David use in verses 3-8 that help us understand what

      trusting looks like? ____________________________________________

      ____________________________________________________________

      ____________________________________________________________

     b. Can we pick and choose the ones we want and discard the rest? _______

      ____________________________________________________________

     c. What shall the Lord bring to pass? _______________________________

      ____________________________________________________________

     d. How does fretting only cause harm? _____________________________

      _____________________________________________ (vs. 8, James 1:20)       

 

III. THE LORD LAUGHS AT HIM (vs. 9-15)

 

     a. Can David make any clearer the differences in the righteous and the

      wicked? _____________________________________________________

     b. What benefits are in store for God’s people? _______________________     

      ____________________________________________________________

     c. How does God demonstrate that the wicked are delusional in thinking that   

      they can really accomplish anything? _______________________________

      _____________________________________________________________

 

IV. Application:   What is one good reason NOT to try and harm any of God’s people? _________________________________________________________  ________________________________________________________________

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