PSALM 104—GOD’S GLORY IN CREATION

1. God’s Greatness & Glory (104:1–4, 31–35)

  • See also Psalm 19:1-6; 2 Samuel 7:22
  • How does creation reveal the greatness and glory of the creator God? Looking around, what demonstrates God’s glory and greatness?
  • What are some of the most awe-inspiring things you’ve seen in nature? If God created these things intentionally, creatively, and to reflect truths about Him, what might they tell us?
  • In addition to creation, how have you experienced God’s greatness in life or through the Word?
  • Why does meditating on God’s greatness and glory humble us and create dependence on God?
  • Why should God’s greatness and glory stir up worship (see 104:1, 33–35).
  • Praise God for His greatness and glory in prayer.

2. God’s Power (104:3–7; 31–32)

  • See also Romans 1:19–23; Isaiah 40:10–15; 26
  • What are examples of God’s power on display in Psalm 104?
  • Both from looking around and from what you’ve seen before, what are some things in creation that show God’s power?
  • What attitudes, posture, or responses might God’s power stir up in us?
  • If God is powerful, what are areas in your life right now where you can lean on Him? Where do you feel weak, desperate, or aware of your limits? Where do you need strength?
  • Praise God for His power in prayer and ask Him to strengthen you and bring His power to bear in other areas of your life.

3. God’s Provision (104:10–18, 27–30)

  • See also Psalm 34:10; Deuteronomy 29:5; Matthew 6:26
  • What are ways God provides for creation and through creation in Psalm 104?
  • Both from looking around and your life, where have you seen God’s provision?
  • How does God’s provision help us depend on and trust Him?
  • How do we see God’s provision lead to man’s dependence (104:14–15, 27) but also man’s diligence in working (104:21–23; 28)?
  • What are areas in your life right now when you need to depend on God’s provision? Where do you see a need, lack, or need God’s help?
  • Thank God for ways He’s provided for you and lean into His provision by asking for Him to supply any of your needs.

4. God’s Sovereignty & Rule (104:5–9)

  • See also Psalm 8:1, 3–4; 95:3–5
  • How does creation, both the act and the end-product, reveal God’s sovereignty, authority, and rule over creation?
  • If God created all things and is the authority over all things, what does that mean about His ongoing sovereignty and rule in your life?
  • If God has power over both big and small things taking place in our world, how can we see His hand at work around us?
  • Why is it comforting to know God is at work and has good purposes in all things?
  • Where do you need to rest in and trust in God’s sovereignty and rule over circumstances in your life today?
  • Spend time thanking God for His sovereignty, providence, and rule both at creation and in all creation. Ask Him to help you trust Him and rest in Him during challenging situations.

5. God’s Wisdom (104:24–26)

  • See also Proverbs 3:19; 8:27; Jeremiah 10:12; Job 38:4–7
  • As you look around at creation, what are ways God’s wisdom is evident?
  • Why does considering God’s wisdom, knowledge, and understanding humble us in our limited understanding? Why should we then trust and worship God even more?
  • James 1:5 says if we lack wisdom we should ask God for wisdom. Where do you most need God’s wisdom in your life today? How is reflecting on God’s wisdom helpful as you consider your own need for wisdom?
  • Praise God for His wisdom and knowledge in prayer. Ask for wisdom where you need it.
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