Monday, February 27, 2012

Psalm 116 - 119:24

Study 93 – Psalm 116

1.      It is in the midst of trouble that the psalmist cries out to the Lord for help. His cry does not fall on deaf ears and the psalmist is not disappointed in the response. The Lord hears us when we cry out to Him and He saves!

2.      The prayer of the psalmist began in anguish, changed into thanksgiving, and ended with a promise to fulfill his vows to the Lord in the presence of all of the people.

Study 94 – Psalm 117 and 118

1.      “His love endures forever!” That knowledge cannot help but create an attitude of thanksgiving and worship!

2.      The King had been under attack and surrounded on all sides by his enemies. He also had to face his own shortcomings. God delivered him from both his enemies and from himself. Praise God! He still does the same today. Oftentimes, my greatest enemy is myself. Thank you Lord from saving me from me!

Study 95 – Psalm 119:1-24

1.      In order to live a pure life we must live in obedience to God’s Word. The temptation is to fulfill the lusts and desires of our own flesh. The Lord calls us to crucify our flesh and to take up the cross of the Living Word. Obedience to God’s Word is our only hope for joy and peace.

2.      The motivation of obedience to God’s Word is the knowledge that it is only when we abide in His Word and follow His commands that we can live in true joy and peace. Our responsibility is to abide by His Word and the responsibility of His Spirit is to convict us by reminding us of His precepts.

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