MENTORING CORNER/STUDY GUIDE:
PSALM 3 STUDY, 04.03.20
- Before doing anything else, it is necessary to identify the primary principle which undergirds all else in this brief Psalm.
- How difficult/easy is it for you to put yourself in David’s shoes?
- What sorts of persecution, betrayal, or injustice have you experienced in your life?
- Identify from the model presented in Psalm 3 what you can do initially when these kinds of situations arise? (v.1,2)
- In v. 3 we can see that David moves from venting his troubles, to the next step. How would you identify that step?
- Putting into perspective what was going on for King David, and how he was responding to it, what have you reacted at that stage when in similar situation?
- Notice that in v.3 He acknowledges God as His shield. What does that mean?
- What function does a shield perform?
- If you acknowledge God as your shield, what are you essentially doing?
- So if you have made that essential move of depending on HIM, instead of yourself, what else have you done, and therefore grown in?
- Upon stretching your trust level, your __________________ has grown, and you have been sustained (v.5).
- Connect the dots from David’s crying out to God (v.4) and what happens next?
- When do you experience God’s presence with greatest certainty? (a) When you are filled with anxiety, fear, stress, & doubt; (b) When you try to figure everything out yourself; © When you cry out to Him, surrendering the situation, & trusting HIM with it?
- V.5 & 6 demonstrate what principle/spiritual truth?
- When will God most assuredly “strike all my enemies on the cheekbone, & break their teeth,” so-to-speak? (v.7) Do you suppose He would have done this without David having cried out to the Lord, in complete surrender and trust?
- Who does God take care of? (v.8)
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