Monday, June 27, 2011

Fruit of the Spirit # 6 Biting into the Fruit of Goodness

Psalm 107

1. As you read the Psalm count how many time the word good or goodness appears.

2. How do verses 1-3 introduce the major themes of this Psalm?

3. The psalmist gives four illustrations of God’s goodness in v4-9, 10-16, 17-22 and 23-32. What do each of these illustration have in common?

4. What needs do the people have in each section?

5. Notice in each situation the people call out to God for help. Is this usually your first reaction when you find yourself in distress? If not, what is?

6. Repeatedly the psalmist urges those who have been delivered to give thanks to the Lord. Why do we need to be reminded of this?

7. According to the psalmist what are some ways we should give thanks to God for His goodness and love (v 22, 32)?

8. What do verses 33-42 reveal about the ups and downs of life?

9. What things should we heed (v43)?

10. How does Titus 3:4-7 connect to this subject?

11. What promise is given for those who follow the Lord in Psalm 23:6?

12. What challenges are given in Ephesians 5:8-10 and Galatians 6:9-10?

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