Psalm 95 Bible Study

Ascribed to David by the author of Hebrews – verses 8 is quoted in Hebrews 4:7

A descriptive outline of the Psalm:

1.      A call to worship the Lord – vs.1-2

2.      An exaltation of the Lord – vs. 3-5

3.      A second call to worship the Lord – vs.6

4.      An acknowledgement of their Relationship with the Lord – vs.7

5.      A warning against hardness of heart toward the Lord – vs.8-11

Questions to help us think deeper:

1.      What elements of worship do we see in verses 1, 2 & 6?

2.      What reasons does the Psalmist give for worshipping God?

a.      ____________________________________________ vs. 1

b.      ____________________________________________ vs. 2

c.      ____________________________________________ vs. 3

d.      ____________________________________________ vs. 3

e.      ____________________________________________ vs. 3

f.        ____________________________________________ vs. 4

g.      ____________________________________________ vs. 5

h.      ____________________________________________ vs. 5

i.         ____________________________________________ vs. 6

j.         ____________________________________________ vs. 7

k.       ____________________________________________ vs. 8-11

3.      What causes our hearts to harden against the Lord?

Deuteronomy 32:15-18

4.      What can we do to guard our hearts from hardness against God?

Questions of personal application:

1.      How should this Psalm influence your prayers tonight?

2.      Is there a particular verse that speaks to your heart?

Selected Quote: “Psalms 95:7 -11 Christ calls upon his people to hear his voice. You call him Master, or Lord; then be his willing, obedient people. Hear the voice of his doctrine, of his law, and in both, of his Spirit: hear and heed; hear and yield. Christ’s voice must be heard to-day. This day of opportunity will not last always; improve it while it is called to-day. Hearing the voice of Christ is the same with believing. Hardness of heart is at the bottom of all distrust of the Lord. The sins of others ought to be warnings to us not to tread in their steps. The murmurings of Israel were written for our admonition. God is not subject to such passions as we are; but he is very angry at sin and sinners. That certainly is evil, which deserves such a recompence; and his threatenings are as sure as his promises. Let us be aware of the evils of our hearts, which lead us to wander from the Lord. There is a rest ordained for believers, the rest of everlasting refreshment, begun in this life, and perfected in the life to come. This is the rest which God calls his rest”  (Matthew Henry).

One response to “Psalm 95 Bible Study

  1. Very informative!

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