In other words, what does God's Word accomplish? Psalm 119: 1-2, 9, 11, 24, 28-29, 37-38, 41-42, 45-46, 49-50, 62, 67, 70, 98-100, 103, 105, 111, 114, 116, 120-122, 132, 139, 141, 149, 165, 170)
Psalms 119:1 - 176
ESV - 1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! 2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart.
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Psalm 119 describes what God’s word is - his law, commands, statutes, precepts and promises - it is God’s revelation to us so we will know how to live a life that is pleasing to him. Psalm 119 shows us what God’s word does for us: it reveals his salvation, it gives us his promises, it shows us how to live a righteous God-fearing life. Psalm 119 shows us what God will do for us: he will teach us his word, he will give us insight into his precepts and understanding of his law, he will show us compassion and hear our cry for help. Psalm 119 shows us what God expects from us: to obey his law - to do what his Word tells us to do, to turn away from every form of evil, to meditate on his word every day so we are careful to remember and apply it, to love God by doing what he commands us to do. Psalm 119 also reminds us that when we live a life in obedience to his Word, we will live at odds with the rest of the world. We will suffer persecution and abuse from the evil and wicked people who resent and refuse God’s will for their lives. We will struggle in this world, but God will be there to defend and protect us.
God’s Word keeps us pure (Ps 119:9). It purifies our way (Ps 119: 9-16) and produces purity in our lives. God’s Word is essential for becoming pure in heart (Psalm 119:9, 11, 36, 37, 133). The Word of God brings delight (Psalm119:111) The psalmist delighted in God’s Word and couldn’t get enough of it (Psalm 119:14, 16, 24, 77, 92, 111, 129, 162). "They are the rejoicing of my heart." He doesn't say that God's testimonies bring joy, but that they are joy; there is no other joy but the delight in the law of the Lord.
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