Sunday, October 22, 2023

Psalm 119:33-40

The saying goes, “The heart wants what it wants.” The thing is, what the heart wants is meant to change when we turn in faith to Jesus Christ. We begin to understand that we are made to find our fullest and deepest desires in Him. We were made by God for the worship of God.

Starting Out:
  1. If you could only repeat one prayer for the rest of your life, what would you pray and why?
Read Psalm 119:33-35:
  1. What three things did the psalmist ask God to do? Why do you think he asked for these, specifically?
  2. Do you ask God to teach you, help you understand, and help you stay on the right path? Or are those things you tend to tackle in your own strength?
Read Psalm 119:36-37:
  1. What do you perceive as a threat to following the Lord fully?
  2. In what sense is any threat to following the Lord “worthless”?
  3. From the psalmist’s example, how should you combat threats to following the Lord?
Read Psalm 119:38-40:
  1. What is the difference between inviting God to confirm His Word in you and doubting His Word?
  2. In the very same sentence, the psalmist wrote that he wanted God to turn away the disgrace he dreaded, and also that God’s judgments are good. What did he mean by this?
  3. What is God’s role in the revival of a heart, and what is a person’s role?
Taking it Home:
  1. Which verse in this passage best reflects what you most desire from God right now?
  2. How might God use you to impact others if your desires changed in this way?
Additional Scriptures to Engage with this week:
  • Psalm 119:1-8
  • Psalm 119:9-16
  • Psalm 119:17-24
  • Psalm 119:25-32
  • Psalm 119:41-48
  • Psalm 119:49-56