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Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).


Friday, August 26, 2022

Reflections From Psalm 119

 


by Barbara Latta

During my “Read the Bible in a Year” program, I am now in Psalms. Last week I read Psalm 119 with new eyes.

The entire Psalm reflects on the power of following and trusting God’s Word as guidance for our lives.

This poetic reflection is the longest chapter in the Bible, and it contains rich meditations for us to dwell on. The writer pens so many words to ensure we get it--the importance of following godly direction.

The post is short this week and I am offering a challenge. You can call it homework if you like.

Read Psalm 119 slowly and carefully. Take note of the number of times the writer asks God to “teach me,” “give me understanding,” “revive me,” and uses the word “precepts.” (in the New King James Version).

God’s Word is the only icon of truth. No book of counseling or so-called wisdom from humans can give us the revelation the Holy Spirit’s words can.

I would love to hear your insights on how this living light for our path has inspired you. Please feel free to share your thoughts and download the meme below if you like.

Also, the free download for August can be found at the end of the post,  8 Benefits of Bible Study

Reflections from Psalm 119 (click to tweet)



 

 

16 comments:

  1. Sometimes God sends a friend with just the words we need to hear today. Thanks for being a wonderful messenger Ms. Barbara.

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    1. Thank you, J.D., for also being the messenger so many need to hear from. Blessings!

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  2. Often, I will sit in this wonderful Psalm. Then do a word research or two.

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  3. Word searches are a great way to learn the deeper meaning of words. Thanks for sharing, Lorraine. Blessings!

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  4. We've both been in the Psalms this week. I've been focused on Psalm 139. Psalm 119 is a restful place to dwell too. It reads as a wonderful prayer of praise and petition. Thanks for the download!

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    1. The Psalms are a great source of wisdom and comfort. This book of the Bible is a beautiful place to dwell. Thanks for sharing, Candyce. Blessings!

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  5. What a beautiful psalm to meditate upon, Barbara. I will do as you suggest and delve into it this week. Thank you!

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    1. As always, every part of God's Word contains nuggets we can glean from each time we read it. Thanks for sharing, Annie. Blessings!

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  6. Psalm 119 is filled with inspiration and wisdom to keep us on the right path. Of course my favorite verse is the one in your meme--His Word is lamp for our feet and a light for our path. He is always with us to direct our path, but we must be willing to be directed. Thank you for sharing--I will read Psalm 119 with more careful attention.

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    1. Katherine, I think the Scripture in Psalm 119:105 is the key to the entire chapter. We can't be taught or receive understanding unless we let Him guide us with His light. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  7. Psalm 119 is truly beautiful, wonderful, and instructive. I wrote/taught a Bible study for that chapter a few years ago.
    Your post has reminded me of how great the psalm is. Love it!

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    1. I would love to know the name of your Bible study on Psalm 119 and the insights you gained. Thanks for sharing with us. Blessings!

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  8. Psalm 119 is beautiful and what made it even more special to me was learning it is written as an acrostic poem. I love studying the Hebrew alphabet so it just made it that much more special.

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    1. The Hebrew language is so deep and I love learning more about it. The acrostic poem does give this psalm a lot of impact. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  9. Yvonne Morgan9/5/22, 9:12 AM

    It is a beautiful Psalm. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts, Yvonne. Blessings!

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