1. If you were not able to hear this week’s sermon, consider going to the church website and listening to it. What are some main ideas you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did the sermon cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?
2. Read Psalm 19. Can you see any major division in this book? What main themes do you see? Can you see any contrast in topics presented? If so, explain why the writer structured the psalm this way. How does this structure fit in with the book of Psalms (cf. Psalms 148-150)?
3. In the collection of the Psalms the composer of them gives us 3 major Psalms that focus on the revelation of God’s will in His Word (Psalms 1, 19, 119). Each of these Psalms are followed by distinctly messianic Psalm or Psalms (Psalms 2, 20-21, 120-133). Why do you think the composer did this? How does the idea of God’s Word and God’s Anointed go hand in hand?
4. Looking at verses 1-6, what do David’s thoughts turn to? Reflect on a time when you saw a beautiful sunset or sunrise, or a beautiful starlit night. What emotions did you experience? What did it cause you to do? Do you believe God’s glory is displayed in His Creation?
5. The Psalmist gives us 6 characteristics of the Word of God, with 6 benefits that they exhibit, in verses 7-9. Which of these stand out to you? What benefits have you experienced with your study of the Word (enlightened eyes, rejoicing heart, revived soul, etc.)? Discuss.
6. Read 2 Peter 1:16-21. Peter reflects on the Transfiguration (Matthew 17), what statement in v19 does Peter imply about the Word of God? How is God’s Word “made more sure” (NASB)? What do vv20-21 tell us about the author of the Scriptures?
7. Why do you think David says the Word of God (Psalm 19:10) is “more to be desired than gold” (c.f. Psalm 119:72,127; Proverbs 8:19)? How is God’s Word better than earthly wealth? Do you feel this way about the Bible? Explain.
8. David ends Psalm 19 with an inward reflection, as well as a recognition of who the Lord is (vs.14). What seems to be David’s final focus and desire? How can we apply these inward thoughts to our life? How is the Lord your “rock and redeemer”?