Defense for the Defenseless
Passage: Psalm 120:1–120:7
The Psalmist then and Christians today know the depth of pain caused by hurtful words. How would the Bible have us respond in such grief-stricken seasons of contention? Psalm 120 reveals the power of words, but even more so, the might of the Defender. It's not in our strength where defense is found, but in the One who "entrusted Himself to the One who judges justly."
Monday - Psalm 120
Tuesday - Psalm 121
Wednesday - Psalm 122
Thursday - Psalm 123
Friday - Psalm 124
Saturday - Psalm 125
Sunday - Psalm 126
- What part of the sermon or text had the greatest impact on you? Where were you most encouraged, intrigued, and/or challenged?
- With appropriate detail, describe a time when you had been wrongly accused of something. Upon reflecting, how close was your response to that of Psalm 120?
- Why do you think the identity of the author is unknown? How could this be a benefit to us?
- Christians are God's ambassadors to the world. How does Psalm 120 help us properly reflect the Kingdom of God to those around us who may not know Jesus?
- Our words can be like "sweet cookies" or "sword thrusts". What's your favorite cookie?
- How do your prayer methods need to adjust in order to reflect the nature of Psalm 120?
- In the coming months, this Psalmist's trouble could become reality for our missionaries. Take time as a group to pray for them.