Life Group Questions – 6/18

Summer in the Psalms

Read: Psalm 128:1-6

How happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!  You will surely eat what your hands have worked for. You will be happy, and it will go well for you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house, your children, like young olive trees around your table. In this very way the man who fears the Lord will be blessed. May the Lord bless you from Zion, so that you will see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life and will see your children’s children! Peace be with Israel.

Transformation Questions:

The psalmist starts out by declaring that happiness is connected with fear of the Lord. How does the fear of the Lord lead to happiness?

What are some ways that we can invest our time better with the Lord?

How do we make sure that God gets the best of our time instead of whatever is left over?

Work is hard. How can it still be a blessing to us?

What are some intentional things you can do in your workplace to invest in others?

How can you be intentional about pursuing sanctification even while at work?

How can we be a blessing to our community? What are some tangible things we can do to pursue the good of our city?

What are some key ways to invest in your family? If you are married, how do you invest in your spouse?

Concerning the next generation, children are compared to olive trees. These trees can sometimes take 40 years to produce fruit. How can we persevere in our investment of the next generation, even when it seems like the trees are barren?

Who are some key members of your family or church who invested in you? What did they do that helped you grow closer to Jesus?

What does a blessed life look like for a believer?