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“May you and I always trust the Lord to save us.” <>< Dona (08/25/20)

Please read Psalm 119:121-176.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com. The Biblegateway website should open for you to use. Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

Psalm 119:121-128 Theme

Ask God for help (v. 121).

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, the psalmist was trusting You to save him (v. 122).

Something to think about

The psalmist was looking for salvation (v. 123). He asked for God to deal with him according to His loving kindness (v. 124).  He asked for understanding so he might know God’s testimonies (v. 125). The psalmist said he loved God’s commandments more than pure gold (v. 127). He considered all of God’s precepts to be right (v. 128).

Something to experience

Like the psalmist, we too need to experience God’s salvation.  We too need to experience God’s loving kindness. We too need to seek understanding to know God’s testimonies.  We too need to love God’s Word.

Scriptures to hide in your heart

Psalm 119:121 I have done what is just and righteous.  Don’t leave me to my oppressors.

Psalm 119:122 Ensure your servant’s well-being.  Don’t let the proud oppress me.

Psalm 119:123 My eyes fail looking for Your salvation, for Your righteous word.

Psalm 119:124 Deal with Your servant according to Your loving kindness.  Teach me Your statutes.

Psalm 119:125 I am Your servant. Give me understanding, that I may know Your testimonies.

Psalm 119:127 Therefore I love Your commandments more than gold, yes, more than pure gold.

Psalm 119:128 Therefore I consider all of Your precepts to be right.  I hate every false way.

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Psalm 119:129-136 Theme

God’s Word includes His testimonies, His commandments, His precepts and His statutes.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Your Word give us light in all areas of our life (v. 130).

Something to think about

The psalmist longed for God’s commandments (v. 131).  He wanted redemption so he could observe God’s precepts (v. 134).  He wanted God’s face to shine on him and he wanted to be taught God’s statutes (v. 135).

Something to experience

We too should long for God’s Word. We too should want to be redeemed. We too should want God’s face to shine upon us. And we too should want to be taught God’s Word.

Scriptures to hide in your heart

Psalm 119:130 The entrance of Your words gives light.  It gives understanding to the simple.

Psalm 119:131 I opened my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for Your commandments.

Psalm 119:134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, so I will observe Your precepts.

Psalm 119:135 Make Your face shine on Your servant.  Teach me Your statutes.

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Psalm 119:137-144 Theme

The Lord’s righteousness (v. 137).

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, the psalmist loved Your promises (v. 140).

Something to think about

The psalmist believed the Lord’s statutes were fully trustworthy (v. 138b). Though the psalmist saw himself as small and despised he wanted God to know he wouldn’t forget His precepts (v. 141). The psalmist believed God’s righteousness would last forever (v. 142). He called God’s commandments a delight (v. 143). He called God’s testimonies righteous forever (v. 144).

Something to experience

We too should believe God’s Word is fully trustworthy. We too should seek to remember God’s Word. We should believe God’s righteousness will last forever, that His Word is delightful and right.

Scriptures to hide in your heart

Psalm 119:137 You are righteous, O Lord.  Your judgments are upright.

Psalm 119:138 You have commanded Your statutes in righteousness.  They are fully trustworthy.

Psalm 119:140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and Your servant loves them.

Psalm 119:141 I am small and despised.  I don’t forget Your precepts.

Psalm 119:142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness.  Your law is truth.

Psalm 119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold of me.  Your commandments are my delight.

Psalm 119:144 Your testimonies are righteous forever.  Give me understanding, that I may live.

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Psalm 119:145-152 Theme

Seeking an answer from God (v. 145).

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, the psalmist was calling out for You to save him (v. 146).

Something to think about

The psalmist was seeking the Lord day and night (v. 147-148). He believed the wicked were drawing near but were far from God’s law (v. 150). He believed the Lord was near him though and he trusted the Lord’s commandments (v. 151).

Something to experience

We too need to stay near to God, especially when we see the wicked advancing.

Scriptures to hide in your heart

Psalm 119:145 I have called with my whole heart.  Answer me, O Lord!  I will keep Your statutes.

Psalm 119:146 I have called to You. Save me!  I will obey Your statutes.

Psalm 119:147-148 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help.  I put my hope in Your Words.  148 My eyes stay open through the night watches, that I might meditate on Your word.

Psalm 119:150 They draw near who follow after wickedness.  They are far from Your law.

Psalm 119:151 You are near, O Lord.  All Your commandments are true.

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Psalm 119:153-160 Theme

The truth of God’s Word (v. 160).

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, the psalmist trusted You to revive him (v. 153-154).

Something to think about

The psalmist concluded that all the Lord’s Words were true.  That every one of the Lord’s ordinances would endure forever (v. 160).

Something to experience

God embodies perfect truth.  That means His Word can’t lie (John 17:14-17). We can trust and depend on God’s Word to guide us. 

Scriptures to hide in your heart

Psalm 119:153-154 153 Consider my affliction, and deliver me, for I don’t forget Your law.  154 Plead my cause, and redeem me!  Revive me according to Your promise.

Psalm 119:160 All of Your words are truth.  Every one of Your righteous ordinances endures forever.

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Psalm 119:161-168 Theme

In awe of God’s Word (v. 161).

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, the psalmist’s heart stands in awe of Your Word (v. 161).

Something to think about

The NIV says “my heart trembles at Your Word.” 

AMP saysmy heart stands in [reverent] awe of Your Words.”

CEB says “my heart honors what You’ve said.”

GW says “it is only Your Words that fill my heart with terror.”

TLB says “I stand in awe of only Your Words.”

MSG says “my awe at Your Words keeps me stable.”

Something to experience

When we rejoice in God’s Word (v. 162) and love His law (v. 163) we will experience great peace (v. 165).

Scriptures to hide in your heart

Psalm 119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of Your Words.

Psalm 119:162 I rejoice at Your Word, as one who finds great plunder.

Psalm 119:163 I hate and abhor falsehood.  I love Your law.

Psalm 119:165 Those who love Your law have great peace.  Nothing causes them to stumble.

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Psalm 119:169-176 Theme

Faithful servants (v. 176).

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, though the psalmist lost his way, he was now turning back to You (v. 176).

Something to think about

The psalmist asked the Lord to give him understanding (v. 169) and to deliver him (v. 170). The psalmist wanted to utter praises (v. 171) and to sing of God’s Word (v. 172).

Something to experience

We, like the psalmist, should be asking God to help us (v. 173) and to give us salvation (v. 174).  We should also seek to live so that we may praise the Lord (v. 175). 

Scriptures to hide in your heart

Psalm 119:169 Let my cry come before You, O Lord.  Give me understanding according to Your Word.

Psalm 119:170 Let my supplication come before You.  Deliver me according to Your Word.

Psalm 119:171 Let my lips utter praise, for You teach me Your statutes.

Psalm 119:172 Let my tongue sing of Your Word, for all Your commandments are righteousness.

Psalm 119:173 Let Your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen Your precepts.

Psalm 119:174 I have longed for Your salvation, O Lord.  Your law is my delight.

Psalm 119:175 Let my soul live, that I may praise You.  Let Your ordinances help me.

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Prayer

Lord, teach us Your Word.  Thank You for giving us light through Your Word (Psalm 119:130).  Thank You for redeeming us from the oppression of man (Psalm 119:134).  Lord, I pray our heart will stand in awe of Your Words (Psalm 119:161).  Lord, I pray we will rejoice at Your Word (Psalm 119:162).  Lord, I pray we will love Your Word and experience great peace (Psalm 119:165). Lord, I pray we will understand Your Word (Psalm 119:169). Lord, deliver us according to Your Word (Psalm 119:170).  Lord, I pray we will indeed praise You (Psalm 119:171).  Lord, I pray Your law will be our delight (Psalm 119:174). Lord, I pray we will live our lives filled with praise to You (Psalm 119:175). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN.

“May you and I seek to live our lives fully surrendered to the Lord.” <>< Dona