STUDY GUIDE:

PSALM 1 – 02.03.20

What does it mean to you to be “like a tree planted by the rivers of water”? Imagine yourself as that tree . .. . now review the first 2 verses, & answer the next question.

  1. What does it mean to you to be “like a tree planted by the rivers of water”?
  2. Imagine yourself as that tree . .. .  now review the first 2 verses, & answer the next question.
  3. How did you become like that tree . … . ?
  4. How do you need to live your life in order to be like that tree?  
  5. What will prevent you from being like a tree planted by the rivers of water? (Hint: v.1 identifies 3 things).
  6. What does v. 2 identify (2 things) as necessary assists in becoming that tree planted by the rivers of water?
  7. What kinds of attitudinal &/or behavioural practices would constitute walking in the counsel of the ungodly?  In what ways do you partake of this?
  8. What, in your mind, would be comparable to standing in the path of sinners? In what ways can you identify yourself as doing this?
  9. In what ways do you sit in the seat of the scornful?  (a) Do you hold in contempt those who do not see things the way you do? (b) Do you tend to be critical of others who look, think, speak, etc. differently or in opposition to what you believe? © How quick are you to criticize, judge, condemn others for whatever reason it may be?
  10. To what extent do you: (a) delight in & (b) meditate in God’s Word/Ways/Laws?
  11. Why should you want to be “like a tree planted by the rivers of water”?
  12. What are the (3) beneficial outcomes/blessings (v.3) of becoming “like a tree planted by the rivers of water”?
  13. We all have a choice: (a) to be likeThe “tree planted by the rivers of water” or (b) (identify the opposite choice from verse 4).
  14. What will be the consequences of the opposite choice (v.4-6)?
  15. What do you need to work on in your walk if you want to be “like a tree planted by the rivers of water”?

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