Psalm 121

Discussion Questions

  1. What is one truth or “take-away” from the sermon that you found particularly challenging/convicting/helpful?
  2. If this was the only chapter in the entire Bible, what are the dozen or so things that a person would learn about the LORD from reading this psalm?
  3. Four significant words show up five times or more in the psalm. What are they, and how do they inform the meaning of the psalm?
  4. The superscript (verse 0) is a “song of ascents.” In it’s original context, where were people ascending to as they sang this psalm (see Exod 23:17; Deut 16:16; Ps 84:7)? Now read Revelation 21:1–4, and note the final destination city of every Christian. As new covenant believers, how does this psalm apply to Christians on their journey to the city mentioned in Revelation 21?
  5. How might this psalm give encouragement to those Christians who are spiritually struggling and concerned about whether they can hold fast to Christ till the end?
  6. Are the promises of verses 3–8 for every single person who ever lived? Why or why not?