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Philippians Favorites – 3:7, 8
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Philippians Favorites – 3:9
July 10, 2013

Psalm 119 – Part 1A

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PSALMS 119:1-8

Hebrew A-aleph

(A)

1Blessed 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,
3
who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!
4
You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.
5
Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!
6
Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes
fixed
on all your commandments.
7
I will praise you with an upright heart, when I
learn
your righteous rules.
8 I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!”

Psalm 119:1-8, ESV

You’ll recall from the other day that each 8 verses throughout Psalm 119 form a ‘stanza’. Many Bibles will show a division of each stanza, and some versions will also give the Hebrew letter of the alphabet as well. Let’s get started—at the beginning. The first 8 verses of Psalm 119 come under the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet: A. It is Aleph.

Psalm 119 is about the Word of God and its importance and necessity in your life as a believer. Notice how the Psalmist talks about God’s Word: It is the Law of the Lord in verse 1; His statutes in verse 2; His precepts in verse 4; His decrees in verse 5 and 8; His commands in verse 6; and righteous laws in verse 7. What does this tell you about the Word of God? Simply put, it is God’s directions for how to enjoy and live a blessed life under His direction.

This is where your spiritual foundation begins: with God’s Word. The Word of God must have a place of prominence in your everyday life. The Word is the power of God (Romans 1:16) available for you, but it won’t help you unless you read it with an open heart ready hear God speak to you, and receive it, and then walk in it.

When your life is based on God’s Word, you can rest in knowing that you are on a foundation that will never crumble or give way. God’s Word is living, it is powerful (Hebrews 4;12), and it will enable you to stand against anything you face in life. (In our study we’ll be using the English Standard Version, ESV).

Let His Word live BIG in you today!