Awe and Wonder (Psalm 65)

Awe and Wonder

Psalm 65

Awe and wonder for God’s creation, providential care, and redemption should lead to joy and humble service of others.

I. Creation and Providence (vv. 5-13)

A. Awe Inspiring Power (vv. 5-8)

B. Tender Care (vv. 9-13)

II. Salvation (vv. 1-4)

A. In Zion (vv. 1-4)

B. Stilling the People’s Tumult (vv. 3, 7)

III. Fruit of Gratitude (vv. 9-13)

A. Nature’s Response to its Creator (vv. 12-13)

B. Obedience as Fruit (vv. 11-13; Romans 12:1)

C. Cultivating Awe and Wonder

Discussion Starters

1. Monday—What are some things that once inspired awe that you now take for granted? Why do you think you lost that sense of awe?

2. Tuesday—What are some things in nature that cause you stand in wonder? What about them is so amazing? What do they teach you about God?

3. Wednesday—Take a few minutes to come up with a list of things that you need every day to survive? What do these teach you about God’s sustaining care and provision?

4. Thursday—What is atonement? Why is God the only one who can make atonement? How is God’s love demonstrated in Jesus’ willingness to come and die for you?

5. Friday—Why does the Bible treat your sacrificial service as an act of worship (Romans 12:1)? Why should awe and wonder lead you to serve others?