About Psalm 119


When I was in high school our teacher Mr. Severson made us read the longest chapter in the Bible, Psalm 119, out loud as a punishment when we had all been a terrible handful. We groaned as we began the arduous discipline. I found it boring. Today...I can't stop reading it...it is life giving water to my soul...
WHEN I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO LIVE RIGHT...Vs. 9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are my constant guide. 37 Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word.
WHEN ENEMIES HAVE COME AGAINST ME...Vs. 21 You rebuke the arrogant;
those who wander from your commands are cursed. 78 Bring disgrace upon the arrogant people who lied about me; meanwhile, I will concentrate on your commandments. Sustain me, and I will be rescued; then I will meditate continually on your decrees. 118 But you have rejected all who stray from your decrees. They are only fooling themselves. 161 Powerful people harass me without cause, but my heart trembles only at your word.
WHEN I NEED GOD TO MOVE ON MY BEHALF...Vs. 166 I long for your rescue, Lord, so I have obeyed your commands. 126 Lord, it is time for you to act, for these evil people have violated your instructions.
WHEN I NEED TO KNOW HIS COMMITMENT TO ME...Vs. 107 I have suffered much, O Lord; restore my life again as you promised. Lord, give me your unfailing love, the salvation that you promised me. 38 Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you. 39 Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good. Remember your promise to me; it is my only hope. 50 Your promise revives me: it comforts me in all my troubles.
WHEN I NEED TO KNOW HE LOVES ME...Vs. 76 Now let your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised me, your servant. 77 Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live, for your instructions are my delight.
WOW... I could go on...but it's all there in Psalm 119...your hope, your strength, your security of His powerful, unending love for you