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Psalms 1-2

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Contrasting the Godly and Wicked; The Kingdom of our Lord on this Earth

Psalms 1-2

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Lesson Number 1

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. The secret of true happiness is bridle and Bible.
  2. Nothing can prevent or thwart Christ’s kingdom on this earth.

Practical Application

  1. Let the Lord know your way!
  2. Have you experienced the best R&R available?

Questions

  1. How many of the Psalms were written by David?
  2. What sort of information is often included in the title of a psalm?
  3. What does the word “blessed” mean?
  4. How do we know that Psalm 2 is written by David?
  5. What kind of psalm is Psalm 2?
  6. What do we mean when we speak of Christ’s kingdom?

Answers

  1. David wrote about half of the book of Psalms. If he wrote some of the anonymous psalms without titles, then he can be credited with more than half of the book.
  2. The author, the occasion, the type of psalm, etc.
  3. It means “happy.”
  4. This psalm is quoted in Acts 4:25, and David is credited as the author.
  5. Psalm 2 is a Royal Psalm. Since it is ultimately fulfilled in the king of God’s choosing, the Lord Jesus Christ, it is also a Messianic Psalm.
  6. We do not mean the Christian Church now! We mean the literal kingdom of Christ on this earth in the future.

Discuss/Consider

  1. The wicked say if you want to be truly happy you need to break free from all restraints. Yet the Bible teaches us that blessing and happiness comes through self control. Read Psalm 1. How do you see these truths lived out in society today?
  2. Discuss Christ’s future earthly kingdom. When will this kingdom take place? Where will the kingdom be based? How will the nations oppose this kingdom? But nothing can prevent or thwart Christ’s kingdom on this earth.

Challenge

  1. Rest and Relaxation is good. But the best R&R is to Rejoice and take Refuge in the Lord! See Psalm 2:11-12.

Key Verses

  • "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night." Psalm 1:1-2
  • "You are My Son, today I have begotten You." Psalm 2:7

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