Notes: July 25, 2008 – Psalms 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 & 17

With the exception of Psalm 10, the titles of these psalms credit David with their authorship. When during his lifetime he wrote them is unknown; but some of these seem to have been written during the heat of battle.

Psalm 10

  • A wicked person does not have God in all his thoughts (Psalm 10:4).  Are you wicked?

Psalm 11

  • If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do (Ps 11:3)? Is Christ the foundation of your faith in God (1 Corinthians 3:11)? Is the Word of Christ the foundation of your knowledge of God (Luke 6:48-49)? Are you surprised that unbelievers work so hard to shake our confidence in the scriptures and in the historicity of Christ?

Psalm 12

  • See the contrast between the vain, flattering and proud words of men and the pure words of the Lord.

Psalm 13

  • How long… (Psalm 13:1-2 – four times)? Have you ever asked God, “How long”?

Psalm 15

  • Who can dwell with God?  Does anyone really qualify except the Lord Jesus?

Psalm 16

  • Compare Psalm 16:10 with its New Testament interpretation in Acts 2:25-31 and Acts 13:35-38. Now read Psalm 16 again looking for Jesus.

Psalm 17

  • Ask David how he kept out of trouble, and he would say, “by following God’s word” (Psalm 17:4).