02 July, 2017
Search The Scriptures —Study 66 — Psalms 85
Study 66 From the Book of Psalms is: Psalm 85
1. Verses 1-7. To what does the psalmist make appeal in his prayer, and for what does he pray? Note that his prayers are not for himself, but for God’s people. Do you have any comparable conviction and concern?
2. Verses 8-13. In His answer, what blessings does God promise, and to whom? What is the guarantee of fulfillment?
1. Verse 8b. The mg. suggests that there is here an abrupt warning to God’s pious ones not to ‘turn back to folly’. For what is meant by ‘folly’, see Ps. 14:1; Rom. 1:21, 22.
2. Verse 9b. The ‘glory’ is that of the revealed presence of God. Cf. Ex. 40: 34; Zc. 2:5.