Category Archives: Psalm 119

Got Freedom? Why Every Day Is Independence Day For The Christian (Psalm 119:45)

It’s the 4th of July and I’m thinking about freedom — God’s freedom. For the Christian, every day is Independence Day when you read a verse like Psalm 119:45 — “I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out … Continue reading

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What Do You Long For? (Psalm 119:174)

“I long for your salvation, Lord, and your law gives me delight” (Psalm 119:174). The psalmist has poured out his heart, perhaps over many years, in the writing of Psalm 119. Has any writer of Scripture told us so much … Continue reading

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Do We Love God or The Word of God? (Psalm 119:167)

We love to use the word “love”, don’t we? I love football and pizza and ice cream — not to mention 1,001 other things that may or may not deserve such a high accolade. The writer of Psalm 119 is … Continue reading

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Why Does the Psalmist Pray for Salvation in Psalm 119?

We don’t know who wrote Psalm 119, but we do know much about him because he mentions his circumstances many times. In Psalm 119:153-160 he is especially concerned about his situation, for seven of the eight verses in this stanza … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean To Obey The Word? (Psalm 119:145)

“I call with all my heart; answer me, Lord, and I will obey your decrees.” So prays the psalmist in Psalm 119:145. Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, is all about the Bible. The writer tells us many … Continue reading

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A Psalmist’s Obsession: The Righteousness of God in Psalm 119

One of the easiest ways to understand a portion of Scripture is to look for repeated words. When the writer refers to something several times within a few verses, he’s trying to emphasize that topic. We do that every day … Continue reading

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How To Be Amazed By Psalm 119

Psalm 119 is a fascinating portion of Scripture for at least two reasons. First and most obviously, it is fascinating simply because it is in the Bible and so comes from the very mind and mouth of God. That is … Continue reading

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Is There A Place For Hatred In The Christian Life? (Psalm 119:28)

In Psalm 119:127-28 we learn much about the man who wrote the longest chapter in the Bible. He was a man of great passion – he loved the good and hated what is evil. “Because I love your commands more … Continue reading

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Is Fear of God Still Necessary? (Psalm 119:120)

Psalm 119:120 says, “My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.” We don’t know who wrote Psalm 119. I sure wish we did. Certainly David is a likely candidate, for the writer of this … Continue reading

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What Happens To You When You Read The Bible? (Psalm 119:111)

I’d like you to think about what happens to you when you read the Bible. What words would you use to describe this experience, most of the time? Think about it for a few minutes and jot down your thoughts.  … Continue reading

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