‘The old is better' says one: but the oldest of all is the best of all, and what is that but the word of the Ancient of days." Just considering God’s Word we can understand that God communicates with His people, God is sovereign and has a plan for His people, God is Holy and desires His people to be holy and set apart for Him and so much more. They are far from Your law. He even hade more understanding than all his teachers (who, we hope were not the same as his previously mentioned enemies), because of his serious study and meditation on God's word. He wanted this understanding so that he would know the testimonies of God better. I will praise You with uprightness of heart, (Spurgeon). 4. Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way: The understanding gained by the Psalmist gave him discernment and courage; the ability to perceive and hate every false way. He wants to be, but he is not yet." i. This was no less a difficult question in ancient times than in our own. "Having once chosen our road, it remains that we persevere in it; since better had it been for us never to have known the way of truth, than to forsake it, when known." Establish Your word to Your servant: This is not a prayer for God to change His word in some way; indeed, the word of the LORD is established forever (Isaiah 40:8). Did you get them in seminary or college?" despise and disobey them; which in Scripture use is oft called a forgetting of them, as the remembering of them is oft put for loving and practicing them." There are many things that may cause a person to forsake the word of God in one way or another. Speaking in the manner of men, this was a plea for God to fulfill the promises stated in His word. This was not merely a cry for help or deliverance or forgiveness; this was a cry for obedience. (Clarke), iii. When the world thinks we are strange and wonders if we belong, it sees us correctly. "He begs for a liberality of grace, after the fashion of one who prayed, ‘O Lord, thou must give me great mercy or no mercy, for little mercy will not serve my turn.'" The Gospels 2. (Morgan). (Kidner). c. That I might not sin against You: Here the Psalmist states one benefit from having God's word hidden in the heart. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. "The Lord is almighty to pardon; but he will not use it for thee an impenitent sinner. I am a stranger in the earth; (Spurgeon). He was willing to sacrifice legitimate things (sleep, or perhaps food) for the pursuit of God. ii. This is especially meaningful in a day when relativism has a strong hold in the everyday thinking of people. The heart is left of God, ‘seared with a hot iron' (1 Timothy 4:2), and therefore without tenderness; ‘past feeling' (Ephesians 4:19); unsoftened by the power of the word." (Bridges). . But I hope in Your word: In contrast to the sense of weakness and failing, the Psalmist found hope and strength in God's word. I rejoice at Your word "When a man of God obtains grace for himself he becomes a blessing to others … There are professors whose presence scatters sadness, and the godly quietly steal out of their company: may this never be the case with us." If we have the first, we must have the second. Cookie Notice: Those who know Your testimonies. "There is and always ought to be a vivid contrast between the believer and the sensualist, and that contrast is as much seen in the affections of the heart as in the actions of the life: their heart is as fat as grease, and our heart is delighted with the law of the Lord." In between the psalmist laments his troubles." Instead, he was determined to keep turned to and focused on the word of God. c. I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life: The Psalmist remembered the life-giving power and character of God's word. The Psalmist seems to interrupt his thoughts on the connection between God's word and a pure life with this expression of praise. It brought him great peace and stability in life (nothing causes them to stumble). "As I desire that I may be dull and dead in affections to worldly vanities; so, Lord, make me lively, and vigorous, and fervent in thy work and service." In the beginning he is laid low; now he is joyfully running with all his strength in the race God's word sets before him. iii. (Poole). "In the word of God there is no admixture of error or sin. The sections and verses are not like a chain, where one link is connected to the other, but like a string of pearls were each pearl has equal, but independent value. When we form an idea of a blessedly holy man ( Psalms 119:3 ) it becomes us to make an earnest effort to attain unto the same sacred innocence and divine happiness, and this can only be through heart piety founded on the Scriptures. a. Rivers of water run down from my eyes: This is a good example of poetic hyperbole in the Psalms. Redeem me from the oppression of man, "I take possession of my heritage, I live on it, I live in it, it is my treasure, my portion. Lesson focus: Through the book of Psalms and the worship of the people of Israel, we get a glimpse into the character of God and how we should rightly respond to Him in worship. i. i. But all have the cross, and this is a daily cross." in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. The servant may perform the statutes of God, but it is only the son who ‘delights in them.'" This promise is a solid ground of trusting, bold prayer in time of need. Let Your mercies come … Your salvation according to Your word: Here the Psalmist acknowledged that mercy and salvation come from God to man through the Word of God. i. (Trapp). - The Shunammite mother could say in her affliction, It is well (2 Kings 4:26). The pardoning mercy of God in … (Bridges). "The worldling clutches his money-bag, and says, ‘this is my comfort'; the spendthrift points to his gaiety and shouts, ‘this is my comfort'; the drunkard lifts his glass and sings, ‘this is my comfort'; but the man whose hope comes from God feels the life-giving power of the word of the Lord, and he testifies, ‘this is my comfort.'" (Boice), iii. (Psalm 83:16). (Psa 119:67-68) The goodness of God seen even in correction. "A striking feature of these verses is the coupling of God's creative, world-sustaining word with His law for man. i. (Spurgeon) In comparison, the Psalmist had very little of God's word - perhaps just the five Books of Moses and a few books more. 3. "This commences a new portion of the Psalm, in which each verse begins with the letter Vau, or v. There are almost no words in Hebrew that begin with this letter, which is properly a conjunction, and hence in each of the verses in this section the beginning of the verse is in the original a conjunction - vau." i. I cry out with my whole heart; The Psalmist wanted to be made alive, and to have that live brought to him according to God's word. It does not sing the song of deliverance therefrom. Yet he was utterly confident that God had spoken and that it could be understood rightly by the prayerful heart and mind. a. (Bridges), iii. He binds himself down to such and such a course when he says that such and such a thing shall be. "If Satan get a grip of thee by any one sin, is it not enough to carry thee to damnation? We should look over each day, and sum up the errors of the day, and say, ‘I have declared my ways,' - my naughty ways, my wicked ways, my wandering ways, my backsliding ways, my cold, indifferent ways, my proud ways.'" I thought about my ways, The entrance of Your words gives light; That’s why we never charge for our curriculum or even ask for donations. (Boice), ii. For by them You have given me life. Because of Your righteous judgments. - Strict rules were given concerning forms of the letters, spaces between letters, words, and sections, the use of the pen, the color of the parchment, and so forth. (Spurgeon). a. Let Him do what seems good to Him (1 Samuel 3:18). i. Having received this well-dealing from God, the Psalmist understood the need to live in good judgment and knowledge. The Psalmist knew that his life was different from those who did not follow God. Psalm 119 was written somewhere between 2400-3000 years ago. The threat is not glossed over; it is put in perspective by a bigger fact." iii. As far as our views, desires, and affections agree with what is here expressed, they come from the influences of the Holy Spirit, and no further. Yet at its core, the Bible can be understood, and Christians do understand it. (Boice), iv. The Psalmist understood what many today forget or deny. For You shall enlarge my heart. We have seen that verse 84 also seems not to mention it; verses 90, 121, and 132 may be examples too." Loving God’s Word means no … Therefore I love Your testimonies: "Because they take out the precious from the vile, and make men the same within as without." (Psa 119:169-170) "According to Your word.". This is their history." "In order to keep God's word, must we not pray to understand it? Multitudes live for the world - forget God and die! Yet Jesus knew what truth was, while Pilate was still seeking. To say that God is our Creator is to recognize: iv. a. An acrostic is a series of lines or verses, which begin with or contain particular letters that, when taken in order, spell out a word or phrase. The pursuit of God in and through His word leads to satisfaction and blessing. Every week, thousands of churches use our Bible lessons, craft ideas, printable resources, and coloring pages to teach kids the Christian faith. (Clarke), vi. The best way to look away from sin is to look at something else. (Poole), ii. . 2. It reminds us that though our foes (especially our spiritual adversaries) may press for our complete destruction, God will preserve us. Let it be to me according to your word." This will see the young man cleanse his way, and enjoy the fullness of such a God-honoring life. He would make sure that he honored the word of God even if others did not. This tells us that revival itself is according to God's word. This is a prayer that pleases God. A steady contemplation is a great advantage." i. b. a. Salvation is far from the wicked: "How can it be otherwise? (Psa 119:89-91) A faithful God and His settled word. It was entirely worth it for him to endure affliction, if only he could learn the statutes of God in the process. The clinging of this verse connects well with the choosing of the previous verses. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. It is objectively settled in heaven, whether the Psalmist or anyone else believes it to be or not to be. b. v. "I do not think that there could possibly be a more appropriate conclusion of such a Psalm as this, so full of the varied experience and the ever-changing frames and feelings even of a child of God, in the sunshine and the cloud, in the calm and in the storm, than this ever-clinging sense of his propensity to wander, and the expression of his utter inability to find his way back without the Lord's guiding hand to restore him." I longed for Your commandments: "This cannot mean anything else than that he longed to know them, longed to keep them, longed to teach them, longed to bring all around him into obedience to them. The close connection with God that receives and enjoys Him as one's portion also receives strength to keep His words. (Spurgeon), d. And teach me Your judgments: It is very easy for us to have an sinful confidence in our own judgment; to simply "follow your heart." . There is not much in the position of the body, but there is something, and that something is to be observed whenever it is helpful to devotion and expressive of our diligence or humility." (Boice). There have been many lengthy works written on this Psalm; one of them is by Thomas Manton, a Puritan preacher and writer, who wrote a three-volume work on Psalm 119. Obedience is not a burden, but a delight. Yet we must guard against the misunderstanding that seasons of affliction automatically make one better or godlier. Let its narratives mingle with your dreams; let its precepts color your lives; let its promises cheer your darkness, let its divine illumination make glad your life. With every step dangerous, he can he ever hope to endure forever, to the very end? (Morgan), ii. The power and goodness and comfort and strength of God's word were not only ideas or theories to him. I bless the Lord for the correctives of his providence by which, if he has blessed me on the one hand with sweets, he has blessed me on the other hand with bitters." Your word I have hidden in my heart: The Psalmist knew the value of taking God's word and hiding it in the heart. (Bridges), ii. These lessons are still undeniable based on reading the longest chapter in the Bible, Psalm 119. This great estimation of the word of God came from a life that had known affliction. . In comparing the manuscripts, almost 1000 years apart, there were remarkably few differences. (VanGemeren), iii. i. I hope in Your word. 3. "A strange reason, I kept it because I kept it; but every new act of obedience fitteth for a following act." Weakness would not make him forget God's word. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul. Memory Verse: Psalm 119:105 (NIV)–Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. I see the treacherous, and am disgusted, b. (VanGemeren), iii. (Spurgeon), iii. Your hands: "Oh look upon the wounds of thine hands, and forget not the work of thine hands, as Queen Elizabeth prayed." "God is not truly sought by the cold researches of the brain: we must seek him with the heart. "Observe where he begins his work - not with the eye - the ear - the tongue - but with the heart." In the mind of the Psalmist, there is a strong and definite connection between being undefiled in the way and to walk in the law of the LORD. "Trust in the reliability of God's word is directly proportionate to one's trust in the Lord himself." He whose whole heart cries to God will never rise from the throne of grace without a blessing." 2. ii. Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, You have commanded us to keep Your precepts diligently, commanded us to keep Your precepts diligently, Oh, that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes, Then I would not be ashamed, when I look into all Your commandments, I will praise You with uprightness of heart. i. (Spurgeon). (Trapp). According to researchers (such as Josh McDowell in Evidence that Demands a Verdict) they practiced the following in the preparation and copying of manuscripts: - The parchment was made only from the skin of clean animals. See more ideas about Psalm 119, Psalms, Bible lessons. (Psa 119:71-72) Appreciation for the goodness of God even in seasons of affliction. He valued them more than gold - even more than fine gold. Nearly every loom was stopped. Understanding and knowledge of the scripture is very important. Yet when our steps are directed by the word of God we will both avoid being under the dominion of sin, and we can be freed from whatever level of dominion sin may have gained. Revive me according to Your word: From this low place, the prayer for revival came. But for a child of God, this is a prayer for constant use." We can speculate that one reason this was so was because God met him in His word. We understand this is the broader context of Psalm 119. i. The emphasis points to the idea that revival is never deserved or earned, but given from the lovingkindness of God. He loves that we should wrestle with him by his promises." Even when they were most mirthful a sight of them made my heart heavy; I could not tolerate either them or their doings." I also know that You, according to Your justice, see the righteousness of my cause with those who are against me. Though thou be not a slave to all sin; if thou be a slave to one, the grip he hath of thee, by that one sinful affection, is sufficient to captive thee." iii. Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, If we do not tremble before God, the world's system will seem wonderful to us and consume us pleasantly." You may pull my tongue out of my head, but not my faith out of my heart, said that martyr." (Psa 119:83-84) Appreciating weakness and trusting God and His word. i. (William Cowper, cited in Spurgeon). i. Read the Text. Hebrews 5:14." The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of coins of gold and silver: This is a logical extension of the thought in the previous verse. According to Your word shows us that God uses His word in bringing revival, and that works that claim to be revival can be measured according to His word. iv. Our own attempts at clearing ourselves are usually failures." (Psa 119:121-122) A prayer for protection from the proud. (Bouchier, cited in Spurgeon), "As far as I have been able, as far as I have been aided by the Lord, I have treated throughout, and expounded, this great Psalm. His Spirit. (Spurgeon), ii. i. (Bridges). (Morgan). Bridges says that some great Jewish Bible have on their frontispiece Jacob's statement of fear and astonishment connected with his vision of God at Bethel: How awesome is this place! Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. (Poole), iii. (Psa 119:103-104) The sweet understanding from the word of God. Therefore I love Your testimonies. (Psa 119:116-117) Held up and supported by the word of God. But I love Your law. Your word is settled in heaven. b. So the prayers in this section are stated, "Cause me to learn" and "Cause me to understand" and "Cause me to walk" and so forth. a. I have become like a wineskin in smoke: The Psalmist felt weak, as if he were a fragile wineskin that had turned dry and made black with smoke. b. I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches: The Psalmist understood the true value of God's word; it gave him as much joy as all riches might. The lessons guide you, step-by-step, through Psalm 119. These passages put the word of God outside the created world and indicate that the word of God is more permanent and enduring that creation itself. - God's word washes us from impurity, and actually cleanses our life in a spiritual sense (Ephesians 5:26, John 15:3). The sense and context lead us to see that the sense of personal weakness and injustice has led the Psalmist to such distraction and despair that he has lost focus on God's word. 3. i. ‘I never' - said Luther - ‘knew the meaning of God's word, until I came into affliction. "It must come to me; or I shall never come to it." And teach me Your statutes. Saying it is powerful and must not be neglected. 1. It is good to make regular times for prayer, Bible reading, and reflection through the day; but it must be done without a legal spirit. The superficial Christian may read and understand and even, in an outward sense, obey the word of God. The entire word is true, not merely portions or the concepts from the word. vi. According to Your word implies that the Psalmist not only knew the promises of God and pled them in prayer (as in Psalm 119:49); he also received the promises by faith and experienced them. ii. Many are my persecutors and my enemies, When I look into all Your commandments. If they cannot make us sin they have missed their mark. It is eternal." Make Your face shine upon Your servant, We do not profess to dislike trial - only the trial pressing upon us - any other cross than this; that is, my will and wisdom rather than God's." He knew that the God who gave the word also observed his life. 1. "He establishes the world and it abideth. For I will keep the commandments of my God! Neither in the book of revelation nor of providence will there be any need to put a single note of errata. a. I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Your word: The Psalmist understood that restraining himself from evil would also help him to understand God's word better. He found understanding of the word of God even more important. Instead, he prayed "Revive me according to Your lovingkindness," and not according to what he deserved or had earned. His word never returns to him void. draw of something from the passage that they think is important. It breaks up the shadows that bring fear to our journey. Moral blindness is the worst kind of blindness.. iii. It was this life that strengthened him in the season of affliction. My soul keeps Your testimonies, and I love them exceedingly: The Psalmist kept the word of God not only with his outward actions, but also with his soul. v. It is also because God wants to spare the young man (and the older man) the bondage of sin. ii. (Boice). Does God’s Word motivate me to worship? "We might expect the writer to have said that God should act now because if he delays it will be too late; he will be crushed by his oppressors … Here, instead of pleading his own desperate condition, he calls on God to act because God's ‘law is being broken'." It is saying written in many Bibles: "This book will keep you from sin. - God's word shows us the reasons for purity, so we understand the wisdom and goodness of God's commands. Observe that as the early bird gets the worm, so the early prayer is soon refreshed with hope." (Spurgeon). (Boice). It contains 22 sections of 8 verses each, corresponding to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. a. (Spurgeon). It is the reverse of being ‘settled in heaven,' it is not even settled in the mind of its inventor." They almost made an end of me on earth, but I did not forsake Your precepts: The point is emphasized through repetition. The proud have forged a lie against me: In reading of the godly and humble character of the Psalmist, it is almost shocking to hear that he has enemies who carefully forged a lie against him. "The consciousness of need is revealed in the thrice repeated, ‘Quicken me.' While they do their worst against him - they wait for him to destroy him - he will not panic, but find refuge in the word of God. "The mercies of God are ‘tender mercies,' they are the mercies of a father to his children, nay, tender as the compassion of a mother over the son of her womb. When we follow God’s direction our paths lead to a happy life. I have said that I would keep Your words. Turn their eyes to me as a spectacle of God's wonderful mercy; or rather, 2. Yet God so directed those human authors that what they wrote could accurately be called words from the mouth of God. . For he pleads the merit of his own blood." ", iii. The concept of revival (both personal and corporate) is Biblical. As my Master, undertake thy servants' cause, and represent me before the faces of haughty men till they see what an august ally I have in the Lord my God." ii. When he considered the monstrous men who have been enemies of God's word - men in our own age like Stalin, Hitler, Mao - he knew that the word of God was lovely. We are too often in haste to sin; O that we may be in a greater hurry to obey." A wineskin in smoke was "Useless, shriveled, and unattractive because of being blackened with soot." i. 4. b. iii. i. As the butcher carries the beast to the slaughter, sometime bound by all the four feet, and sometime by one only; so it is with Satan. That I may live: "[This] is the first of many such prayers … While some of them could refer simply to surviving an illness or an attack, others are clearly qualitative, speaking of life that is worthy of the name, or in our terms, spiritual life, found in fellowship with God." - He showed great reverence to God even in secret devotion, by rising up to praise Him. Not gospel-preachers but gospel-makers these men aspire to be, and their message comes forth, not as the gospel of the grace of God, but as the gospel of the imagination of men; a gospel concocted in their own kitchen, not taught them by the Holy Spirit. So the Septuagint hath it. a. (Spurgeon), ii. "The Bible mirrors the character of God. iii. They are still responsible to seek God in His word. So it is here." "It grieveth me greatly to see thy law violated, and the transgressors thereof so careless of their own eternal good." i. Establish Your word to Your servant, 4. (John Mason, cited in Spurgeon), vii. 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