April 7, Reading 2 – Psalm 119:1-40

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SAA Notes

Psalm 119 is a most unusual psalm. Look up what an acrostic poem is. Why should you value the Ten Commandments? This songster will tell you, whether you are young or old.

SJA Notes

How important is God’s word (the Bible) for us?

This wonderful psalm, a great big long 22 sets of 8 verses, tells us why, over and over, layer on layer, line upon line.

His law, testimonies, ways, precepts, statutes, commandments, rules.

Every sentence here is a nugget of gold, wisdom from the Lord.

Walking in the law of God, keeping His testimonies – This brings blessing.

When our eyes are fixed on God’s commandments, we are not put to shame.

As young (and old) followers of Jesus, we keep our ways pure by guarding them according to God’s word.

And what a crux v11 is, why would we store up God’s word in our hearts? SO THAT WE MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST HIM!

How important is God’s word?

It is life and blessing, wisdom and protection.

Let’s be encouraged to meditate of God’s statutes, to make His testimonies our counselers.

We are strengthened in God’s word, we are given LIFE through His word (Jesus is God’s WORD become FLESH!).

HOW do we get through life, HOW do we do what is right, HOW do we keep ourselves from wrong?

The answer is GOD’s WORD.

His LAW, His TESTIMONIES, His WAYS, His PRECEPTS, His STATUTES, His COMMANDMENTS, His RULES.

Let’s crack on and get stuck into God’s word every day. We cannot get enough of it!

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