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Name two ways in which Psalms is different from any other book of the Bible you have studied so far.
Answers may include that the psalms are poetry, that they don’t always tell a story, that they aren’t in logical order, and that they express more feelings than facts.
What are the six categories of Psalms we learned?
Praise and worship, trust, confession, history, messianic, and cursing.
Name three different situations in which David wrote psalms.
David wrote when fleeing from Absalom, when hiding in a cave from King Saul, after being chased by enemies and by King Saul, after sinning with Bathsheba, and when he was pretending to be insane.
Explain the fact that David, a man after God’s own heart, wrote psalms talking about his discouragement and fear and even calling down curses upon his enemies.
David knew he could be open and honest with God about all of his feelings.
Name three things that the Psalms teach us about God.
Answers may include that God is great, God has done awesome works, God is loving and meets our needs, God is alive, God helps us, God protects us, God’s glory is reflected in creation, God is omniscient – He knows everything, God is omnipresent – He is everywhere, God is omnipotent – He is all-powerful, and God’s love endures forever.
How is the Book of Proverbs more than just a book of witty sayings? What is the basis for its sayings?
1. It is the inspired Word of God. It is based on reverence for
God and obedience to his Word.
Proverbs often teach by describing opposites. Name three contrasts in the Book of Proverbs.
Answers may include the wise and the foolish, the gentle answer and the harsh word, the righteous and the wicked, laziness and diligence, the noble wife and the disgraceful wife, the happy heart and heartache, and understanding and folly.
Name the poetic devices we studied.
Personification (giving human characteristics to an inanimate object; for example, 1:20), parallelism (expanding on a thought or contrasting with the first thought; for example, 17:9), metaphor (comparison without using like or as; for example, 18:10) and simile (comparison using like or as; for example, 25:25).
Why did the writers of Proverbs use word pictures?
They help to increase the understanding of everyday people.