Discussion Questions for February 25, 2018

Psalm 1
What does the text say?

1. What do you know about the Psalms?

2. What are your general observations about Psalm 1? 

3. What does it mean to “walk in the counsel of the wicked”? or “stand in the way of sinners” or “sit in the seat of scoffers”?

4. What does it mean that this person’s “delight is in the law of the Lord”?

5. What does “the law” refer to?

6. What does it mean to “meditate day and night” on the law?

7. In what way is this person “like a tree planted by streams of water”?

8. What is do fruit and un-withered leaves signify?

9. What does it mean that “all that he does prospers”?

10. In what way will the wicked “not stand in the judgment”?

11. What does it mean that “the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish”?

12. How would you paraphrase Psalm 1?

How does it apply?

1. What are you most looking forward to during our series in Psalms?  What do you think might be most challenging?

2. Regarding Psalm 1, how does the author begin and end the Psalm?  Why do you think it was framed this way?

3. What are the potential worldviews that we are tempted to walk, stand or sit in that distract us from treasuring Christ?

4. What would it look like for someone to delight in God through the Scriptures?

5. Who are the people in your life that delight in God this way?  Do they seem like healthy ‘trees’ to you?  How so?

6. How would you encourage someone for whom reading is a challenge and therefore hard to delight in Scripture and meditate on it?

7. What could you do to delight in discovering more of God through His word?