Saturday, March 8, 2008

Studying Psalm 68 (8 Mar)

Q1a. Who are the people speaking in the psalm?
Ans: The Psalmist and God.(v22)

Q2.What is the theme of this psalm?
Ans: David rejoices in the Millennium when Israel will be forgiven, cleansed, and exalted to the rightful position of God’s chosen people. (Marilyn Hickey)

Q3.What is the key verse?
Ans: v1 “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let them also that hate Him flee before Him.”

Q4. What is the context of the psalm?
Ans: Psalm 68 was written by King David at the time when the ark was brought to Jerusalem. This event is described in 2 Samuel 6:12-19. (Michael Wilcock)

Q5. What is the subject of the psalm?
Ans: What we can do in times of attacks and challenges from the enemies?

Q6. What are the complements?
Ans: a)By praising Him so that God will increase and “God will arise, let his enemies be scattered.” (v1)
-Let Him increase so much in our lives because He is even bigger than our enemies.

Citations: (Lay Ching's notes)
1.Marilyn Hickey, “Psalms: Classic Library Edition.” (page 172)
2.Michael Wilcock, “BST: The Message of Psalms, 1-72.” (page 235)

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