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Lesson 30

Psalm 40

1. Standing upon a rock is opposed to being down in a what?

2. Footsteps that are "established" represent the opposite of standing in what?

3. What are there more of than can be numbered. (verse 5)

4. As the psalmist contemplates a means of praising God and giving him thanks, what is declared to be an insufficient means? (cf. Psalms 69:30-31, 51:16-17, Isaiah 1:11, Jeremiah 7:21-23, Amos 5:22, I Samuel 15:22)

5. What is the significance of the phrase, "Mine ears hast thou opened"? (cf. I Samuel 15:22)

6. To what does "the roll of the book" refer? (Deuteronomy 17:18-20)

7. Does the phrase, "It is written of me" refer to a prophecy written about David, or to duties enjoined upon David? (cf. II Kings 22:13 where that phrase "which is written concerning us" is used)

8. Rather than merely offering ceremonial sacrifices, David would delight to do what?

9. What does Psalm 70 have in common with Psalm 40:13-17?

10. Read Hebrews 10:4-10. To whom are the words of Psalm 40:6-8 attributed in Hebrews 10?

11. By what is the phrase, "mine ears hast thou opened" replaced with in Hebrews 10:5?

11a. By what did the Son learn obedience? (Hebrews 5:9, Matthew 26:39, 42)

11b. What was necessary to offer for the Son to accomplish this? (Hebrews 10:10)

12. In what sense was "it written of" Jesus? (Hebrews 10:7, cf. question #7)

13. Compare John 6:38 with Hebrews 10:7 and Psalm 40:8.