Is God trustworthy?
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The Hebrew word “emet” is translated with words like “faithful,” “reliable,” “sure,” “trustworthy,” and “amen.” Read aloud Psalm 36:5-6, Psalm 19:7, and Psalm 41:13 and discuss what the psalmists are communicating in these passages when they use the word “emet.”
God promised the Israelites that he would give them a king of peace that would rule forever and ever (e.g. 2 Samuel 7:16). However, Israel’s kingdom collapsed and they found themselves without a home or a king. Compare the beginning of Psalm 89 (vv. 1-10) with the way it closes (vv. 46-52). What do you think it practically looks like to trust God when all seems lost?
Ultimately, God answers the psalmist’s cries in the person of Jesus. Compare 2 Samuel 7:16 to Hebrews 1:8-9. How does King Jesus embody and fulfill the ancient promises of God (e.g. John 1:14, Hebrews 3:5-6, and Romans 15:8-9)?
Read Hebrews 10:22-25, Hebrews 11, and Hebrews 12:1-3. After reading these passages, name one example of what it looks like to put our trust in God.
Take time to discuss other themes or key takeaways from what you read together.