Hear My Voice According to Your Lovingkindness

Text: Psalm 119:145-152 Nineteenth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson is about the help that we can receive from God. Much of the emphasis is on prayer. However, as we should expect by this point in this psalm, we cannot appeal to God without regard to His word. Prayer is Important for God’s People (v. 145-147, 149) […]

From Your Precepts I Get Understanding

Text: Psalm 119:97-104 Thirteenth stanza of Psalm 119 – God meant for His word to be understood. Not only can it be understood, it can be understood by anyone. Furthermore, if we have the right attitude, we can continue to progress in our understanding, even to the point that we surpass those who might generally be “older […]

Remember the Word

Text: Psalm 119:49-56 Seventh stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson focuses on the importance of remembering God’s word. His word does not do us any good if we do not know it. Furthermore, His word will not help us if we forget it after first learning it. So let us consider what David said about […]

Keeping God’s Word Results in Purity

Text: Psalm 119:9-16 Second stanza of Psalm 119 – Following God’s word results in purity in our lives. Any one of us can keep from sin if we follow the word of God, but we must do certain things to make this happen. Following God’s Word Keeps Our Way Pure (v. 9) The word of […]

“How Can a Young Man Keep His Way Pure?”

Text: Psalm 119:9-16 Keep God’s Word (v. 9) Wrong places to look for this answer – oneself (Jeremiah 10:23); peers (Exodus 23:2); parents (Ezekiel 18:14) We must look to the word of God Seek God Wholeheartedly (v. 10) We must not divide our allegiance between God & anyone/anything else (Matthew 6:24) Whatever we do must […]

How to Grow in Knowledge of God’s Word

Text: 2 Peter 3:18 Read The will of God has been revealed & preserved in the Bible (1 Corinthians 2:10-12) Knowledge will not be given to us miraculously – those days are over (1 Corinthians 13:8-10) The most basic way to gain knowledge of God’s word is to read it – make it a priority […]

Contrasting the Righteous and the Wicked

Text: Psalm 1 The Righteous Man is Blessed (v. 1-3) He does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly – following their thinking/advice He does not stand in the path of sinners – putting himself in a position to encounter them He does not sit in the seat of scoffers – among those who […]