Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Bible Study: "The Life of David" Week # 6

The Heart of a Warrior "the Life of David"


Beginning Prayer:

 

Glory be to God!  Hallelujah! Thank You, Jesus!  Lord, I praise You; Lord, I worship You, Lord, I honor You today;  We come to You in the Name of Jesus our Lord and Savior.  We are not asking for anything today, because our heart is filled with praise today. You have blessed us, thank You, Lord. We ask for Your comfort today for all those who lost loved ones in the storm, Thank You for Your mercy and grace; some may not understand, but one day they will, that why we need Your lovingkindness today so we can walk on in love no matter what may happen, in Jesus' name we pray. The book of Psalm was written to comfort us, so let it do this day. King David trust in You, and that is why he wrote these psalms. We will trust You too! The life of David is a blessing to many, Lord. Father God, create in us a clean heart and renew a right spirit in us to worship, trust, obey, and lean on You and Your Word, AMEN.


Subject:      Psalms of King David


Contrary to popular belief, David is not the only author of the Psalms. In fact, of the 150 Psalms, David is named as the author of only 76.

David is specifically noted as the author of 73 psalms in the titles of the psalms. These include 
Psalms 3—911—4151—6568—7086101103108—110122124131133; and 138—145.

In addition to these psalms, David is mentioned as the author of two psalms by writers in the New Testament. 
Psalm 2 is attributed to David in Acts 4:25: "You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: 'Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?'"

And 
Psalm 95 is attributed to David in Hebrews 4:7: "God again set a certain day, calling it 'Today.' This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted: 'Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.'"

The first psalm of David's that we find is 
Psalm 3, written when David fled from his son Absalom. From this title we surmise that David's psalms are not organized in chronological order but rather by themes. David's psalms are found throughout the five books of the Psalms that were likely grouped upon the completion of Psalms during the time of Ezra in the fourth century BC.

Many of David's psalms lack background information regarding their context, but thirteen do share details of their setting:

1.
Psalm 3: A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son
2.
Psalm 7: A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.
3.
Psalm 30: A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple.
4.
Psalm 34: Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away.
5.
Psalm 51: A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
6.
Psalm 52: A Maskil of David, when Doeg, the Edomite, came and told Saul, "David has come to the house of Ahimelech."
7.
Psalm 54: A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, "Is not David hiding among us?"
8.
Psalm 56: A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
9.
Psalm 57: A Miktam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
10.
Psalm 59: A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.
11.
Psalm 60: A Miktam of David; for instruction; when he strove with Aram-naharaim and with Aram-zobah, and when Joab on his return struck down twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.
12.
Psalm 63: A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.
13.
Psalm 142: A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.

David's psalms express a heart devoted to God. His music comforted King Saul, influenced his nation, and continues to change lives today.


Quiz: Week # 6

 

1. Throughout his life David composed many songs. They are called___________________.

A. The Book of Psalms

B. Psalms

C. Songs

D. Heavenly Music

 

2. Why did Yeewah punish David with wars that would never end?

 

3. Which Psalms did David compose for God that is still being used in churches today?

A. Psalm 11

B. Psalm 51

C. Psalm 56

D. Psalm 67

 

4. Who was Bathsheba?

 

5. Why was David made King, even though saul was still alive?

 

6. How did David displease God?

 

7. Did God made a covenant with David and establish the throne of his kingdom forever?

 

Questions: Week # 6

1). What did Goliath say when he saw David?

2). What was David's ringing statement to Goliath?

3). What Goliath's need defeating in your life?

4). Are you afraid of anything?

5). How can you run to meet your fears?

6). What is required to get rid of fear?

7). Why was David so confident that he could defeat Goliath?

8). Why didn't David wear Saul's armor?

9). Is David the only writer of the book  of Psalms?

10). David is noted as the author of how many Psalms?

11). David is named as the author of how many Psalm?

12). David's psalms express a heart as what?

13). What do miktam means?

14). What do Maskil means?

15). What do Selah means?

16). What do Shiggaion means?

 

Week # 6   Weekly Psalm of King David:      Psalm 63

 

Weekly Prayer of David:      Psalm 13

 

Self-Examination Time:      What can you do today to stay The Course?

 

Weekly Reading Assignment:

 

Ending Prayer

Ending Prayer



Lord God Almighty, we have lean of David's faith in You, even though he failed at times. David always trusted in You, even from a young boy. Bless us Lord to trust You today and as long as we live. Keep us in the knowledge of You and our Savior. Let us experience knowing You in our hearts, and in our trails and tribulation. We claim that no weapon that is formed against us shall prosper in Jesus' name, AMEN.

Self-Examination Time:



What can you do today to stay The Course?

 

I am going to stay convinced of His Coming when hope fails me. I will stay the course, my Lord!!

            

Weekly Reading Assignment:

 

Proverbs 17-20

I finished reading the weekly reading assignment for this week.

Weekly Prayer of David: Psalm 6


        

Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

Weekly Psalm of King David: Psalm 57



57 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

WEEK # 5 Questions/Answers:



1).     What was David's occupation? 

David was a shepherd.

2).     What do shepherds do?

They keep sheep, guide them, and protect them from wolves and danger.

3).     Why did Jesse, David's father, send David to the battlefield?

See how the battle was going and check on his sons, David's brothers.

1.    4).          What did David see when he got to the front lines? (a giant named Goliath)

He saw the army of Israel running from this giant named Goliath, and the battle at a stand-still.

5).     What was Goliath's boast?

Goliath was defiling the name of God, and speaking against Israel's army, challenging them to send someone to fight him.

6).     Why was everyone afraid in Saul's army?

This was a giant in their eye sights, a warrior in battle, and he had brothers too that was giants, so this was frightening the men in Saul's army.

7).     What did David offer to do?

David offer to fight the giant

8).     Who are disciples of God?

We are God's disciples today. We are warriors in the army of the Lord.

9). In order to have fellowship with God, what must we do?

We must confess and forsake our sins. David fellowshipped with God by spending time in prayer with God.

10). Do you have a time set aside to fellowship with God?

Yes, I do! I try to spend time with God each and every day, most during the morning.

11). Is praying and praising God fellowshipping with Him?

Yes, I truly believe it is! When you open Church services you always sing a song, praise God in worship, pray, and read the Word.

12). Is spending time in God's Word fellowshipping with Him?

Yes, as I said earlier, spending time with God in His Word is fellowshipping with Him; God talks to us through His Word.

13). What is meditating?

To focus,  I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. (Ps. 119:15); To understand, Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. (Ps. 119:27) To remember; I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands. (Ps. 143:5); To worship, But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. (Ps. 1:2)  To apply,  Finally, we're better able to understand how to apply the Bible when we slow down to meditate. In applying what we read, we ask, "Now what must I do?" Here's a brief example. Let's say you're reading Titus 3:3-4:

14). Do you pray early in the morning, noon, and night?

Now, this is something I have been trying to stop and do, don't get me wrong, I still pray in whatever state I found myself. I practice to pray early in the morning, try to pray noon, but sometimes I can't, and at night I pray when I hit the bed; my heart is always praying. I just need to stop and pray. This is one of my prayers daily. Lord, give me time to stop and just pray, talk to You, not just in my heart. I love the Lord, and I want to pray for than I do.

15). How do our souls thirst for God?

Desiring God and thirsting for Him and His Word; Our desire is to be on God and His Word, and when that desire is not there, then we should pray and ask God to put it there, and then follow it through, amen.

16). Name one thing that teach us to strive to know God early in life.

The Word of God teaches us to strive to know God early in life, and if we haven't it's never too late!

17). What is your understanding of the word fellowship?

Communicate, talking, sharing, and intimacy with God.

18). How did Daniel fellowship with God?

Daniel prayed daily, morning, noon, and night no matter what. Daniel believed in his God so much that he ignored the king and prayed anyway. That was his fellowship with God, because he couldn't go to the Temple, but he trusted God. Daniel loved his God!!

WEEK # 5 Quiz:



1. Whose son would be the new king of Israel.

B. Jesse

 

 

2. Which one of Jesse' son would be king.

B. David

 

3. Whenever the evil spirit troubled ________, David played the harp and Saul felt better

C. Saul

 

4. What was the name of the man in a heavy armor came forward from Philistine.

B. Goliath

 

5. Is this an actual statement that was made regarding whoever challenged Goliath, "If he is able to kill me, we Philistines will be your slaves, but if I kill him, you shall be our slaves." 

A. True

 

6. David was a boy next to Goliath.

A. True

 

7. David used a sword to defeat Goliath.

B. False

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