2 You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. I’ll recognize the sound of your voice. Your commands give me an edge on my enemies; I’ve even become smarter than my teachers. I got my feet back on the trail you blazed. Psalm 119 is just about smack dab in the middle of your Bible. 3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways. Expose all who drift away from your sayings; You reject earth’s wicked as so much rubbish; therefore I lovingly embrace everything you say. Now comfort me so I can live, really live; Let the fast-talking tricksters be exposed as frauds; but I kept my mind fixed on your counsel. I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart. but I’m only concerned with your plans for me. They’ve pushed and pushed—they never let up—. Each volume is between 500 and 600 pages, with a … Open you my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. I’ve become wiser than the wise old sages, I watch my step, avoiding the ditches and ruts of evil. Take my side as you promised; I’ll live then for sure. and sing them as I walk this pilgrim way. but my awe at your words keeps me stable. 119 1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. Just as Psalm 119 is the longest chapter of the Bible, two Psalms just before, … Take note of how I love what you tell me; out of your life of love, prolong my life. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Bonded Leather, Black, Large Print, The Message Gift and Award Bible, Softcover, Black, The Message Compact Bible, Teal and Brown Python, The Message Outreach Edition, Large-Print, softcover, The Message, Large Print, Brown Trio Leather-Look. 97-104 Oh, how I love all you’ve revealed;    I reverently ponder it all the day long.Your commands give me an edge on my enemies;    they never become obsolete.I’ve even become smarter than my teachers    since I’ve pondered and absorbed your counsel.I’ve become wiser than the wise old sages    simply by doing what you tell me.I watch my step, avoiding the ditches and ruts of evil    so I can spend all my time keeping your Word.I never make detours from the route you laid out;    you gave me such good directions.Your words are so choice, so tasty;    I prefer them to the best home cooking.With your instruction, I understand life;    that’s why I hate false propaganda. Steady my steps with your Word of promise, Rescue me from the grip of bad men and women. Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well. I’m a friend and companion of all who fear you. But when I see the wicked ignore your directions. Seven times each day I stop and shout praises. 3 That's right - you don't go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. Oh, love me—and right now!—hold me tight! Read verse in The Message Bible Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me, And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces. Guide me down the road of your commandments; preserve my life through your righteous ways! Get me on my feet again. If your revelation hadn’t delighted me so. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. While bad neighbors maliciously gossip about me. 119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. for the way you keep everything running right. This is one of the Psalms of David written as a series of steps using the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. My soul guards and keeps all your instructions—. This Psalm is focused on praising God for the Bible. so I can spend all my time keeping your Word. Guide me down the road of your commandments; preserve my life through your righteous ways! This fourth section of Psalms Devotions continues with Psalm 119. I love it better than gold and gemstones; Yea-Saying God, I honor everything you tell me, Every word you give me is a miracle word—. While bad neighbors maliciously gossip about me. Because we are reading this Psalm in English, we miss some of the beauty … 121-128 I stood up for justice and the right;    don’t leave me to the mercy of my oppressors.Take the side of your servant, good God;    don’t let the godless take advantage of me.I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you    to keep your promise to set everything right.Let your love dictate how you deal with me;    teach me from your textbook on life.I’m your servant—help me understand what that means,    the inner meaning of your instructions.It’s time to act, God;    they’ve made a shambles of your revelation!Yea-Saying God, I love what you command,    I love it better than gold and gemstones;Yea-Saying God, I honor everything you tell me,    I despise every deceitful detour. they persistently ignored your commandments. 4 You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. no stumbling around in the dark for them. And should I wander off like a lost sheep—seek me! Psalm 119:1-8 MSG. 57-64 Because you have satisfied me, God, I promise    to do everything you say.I beg you from the bottom of my heart: smile,    be gracious to me just as you promised.When I took a long, careful look at your ways,    I got my feet back on the trail you blazed.I was up at once, didn’t drag my feet,    was quick to follow your orders.The wicked hemmed me in—there was no way out—    but not for a minute did I forget your plan for me.I get up in the middle of the night to thank you;    your decisions are so right, so true—I can’t wait till morning!I’m a friend and companion of all who fear you,    of those committed to living by your rules.Your love, God, fills the earth! The wonderful character of these works of God, a wide field for devout study. it’s as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up. Psalm 119:113 - I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. I’m thoroughly committed to living your way. but I don’t swerve from the directions you gave. Psalm 117 Psalm 119 Psalm 118 The Message (MSG) 118 1-4 Thank God because he’s good, because his love never quits. don’t let the godless take advantage of me. Even though troubles came down on me hard. The character of Jesus embodied the character of God as revealed from Genesis to Malachi: love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self … How can a young person live a clean life? You’re blessed when you follow his directions. The commandment is a lamp kept burning with the oil of the Spirit, as a light to direct us in the choice of our way, and the steps we take in … Before I learned to answer you, I wandered all over the place. I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart so I won’t sin myself bankrupt. Love (BDB 12, KB 17, Qal perfect, cf. You promised, remember? since I’ve pondered and absorbed your counsel. You promised, remember? Psalm 119:134 Redeem me from the oppression of man, that I may keep Your precepts. Psalm 119:33 Or follow it … ignoring everything you tell them—let them have it! 119 1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course,    walking steadily on the road revealed by God.You’re blessed when you follow his directions,    doing your best to find him.That’s right—you don’t go off on your own;    you walk straight along the road he set.You, God, prescribed the right way to live;    now you expect us to live it.Oh, that my steps might be steady,    keeping to the course you set;Then I’d never have any regrets    in comparing my life with your counsel.I thank you for speaking straight from your heart;    I learn the pattern of your righteous ways.I’m going to do what you tell me to do;    don’t ever walk off and leave me. Micah 7:9 Because I have sinned against Him, I must endure the rage of the LORD, until He argues my case and executes justice … 3 That's right—you don't go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. they go farther and farther from the truth you reveal; I’ve known all along from the evidence of your words, Take a good look at my trouble, and help me—. TITLE: Psalm 119:1-8 Sermon – … but I focus my attention on what you are saying; while I dance to the tune of your revelation. Your commands give me an edge on my enemies; I’ve even become smarter than my teachers. Ps. I wanted your commands more than anything. Even though troubles came down on me hard. Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever—. 3 That's right - you don't go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. Psalm 119:105-112 MSG By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. When I took a long, careful look at your ways. Break open your words, let the light shine out. 2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart— to keep your promise to set everything right. Psalm 119 1 You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. but I don’t forget what you have revealed. your decisions leave me speechless with reverence. 65-72 Be good to your servant, God;    be as good as your Word.Train me in good common sense;    I’m thoroughly committed to living your way.Before I learned to answer you, I wandered all over the place,    but now I’m in step with your Word.You are good, and the source of good;    train me in your goodness.The godless spread lies about me,    but I focus my attention on what you are saying;They’re bland as a bucket of lard,    while I dance to the tune of your revelation.My troubles turned out all for the best—    they forced me to learn from your textbook.Truth from your mouth means more to me    than striking it rich in a gold mine. after all, you’ve taught me the truth about life! 129-136 Every word you give me is a miracle word—    how could I help but obey?Break open your words, let the light shine out,    let ordinary people see the meaning.Mouth open and panting,    I wanted your commands more than anything.Turn my way, look kindly on me,    as you always do to those who personally love you.Steady my steps with your Word of promise    so nothing malign gets the better of me.Rescue me from the grip of bad men and women    so I can live life your way.Smile on me, your servant;    teach me the right way to live.I cry rivers of tears    because nobody’s living by your book! You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. It is a beautiful Psalm. Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever—. Be generous with me and I’ll live a full life; not for a minute will I take my eyes off your road. Psalm 119:129 Wonderful are Your testimonies; therefore I obey them. I would have given up when the hard times came. I’ll give total allegiance to your definitions of life. Yes, your sayings on life are what give me delight; I’m feeling terrible—I couldn’t feel worse! It is full of praise and adoration for Scripture. but I don’t swerve an inch from your course. as you always do to those who personally love you. I’ll give total allegiance to your definitions of life. Which means that the way to succeed in the ultimate goal of life — to live for the glory of God by enjoying him … Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth. but my awe at your words keeps me stable. not for a minute will I take my eyes off your road. Psalm 119:163 - I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love. Help me understand these things inside and out. I’m all yours. 2 You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. 9-16 How can a young person live a clean life? It contains 176 verses. The arrogant godless try to throw me off track. And let your promises ring from my tongue; since I’ve chosen to live by your counsel. 1-8 You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. By carefully reading the map of your Word.I’m single-minded in pursuit of you;    don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted.I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart    so I won’t sin myself bankrupt.Be blessed, God;    train me in your ways of wise living.I’ll transfer to my lips    all the counsel that comes from your mouth;I delight far more in what you tell me about living    than in gathering a pile of riches.I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you,    I attentively watch how you’ve done it.I relish everything you’ve told me of life,    I won’t forget a word of it. because they’ve never looked it up in your dictionary. your testing has taught me what’s true and right. Help!They’ve pushed and pushed—they never let up—    but I haven’t relaxed my grip on your counsel.In your great love revive me    so I can alertly obey your every word. Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me, And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces. Expose all who drift away from your sayings; You reject earth’s wicked as so much rubbish; therefore I lovingly embrace everything you say. Your righteous decisions are eternal. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. but not for a minute did I forget your plan for me. of those committed to living by your rules. 169-176 Let my cry come right into your presence, God;    provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word.Give my request your personal attention,    rescue me on the terms of your promise.Let praise cascade off my lips;    after all, you’ve taught me the truth about life!And let your promises ring from my tongue;    every order you’ve given is right.Put your hand out and steady me    since I’ve chosen to live by your counsel.I’m homesick, God, for your salvation;    I love it when you show yourself!Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well,    use your decrees to put iron in my soul.And should I wander off like a lost sheep—seek me! Psalm 119 is the 119th psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord." They’ve pushed and pushed—they never let up—. Invigorate my soul so I can praise you well. I’m single-minded in pursuit of you; don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted. 1 You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. Seven times each day I stop and shout praises. just the way you promised.Now comfort me so I can live, really live;    your revelation is the tune I dance to.Let the fast-talking tricksters be exposed as frauds;    they tried to sell me a bill of goods,    but I kept my mind fixed on your counsel.Let those who fear you turn to me    for evidence of your wise guidance.And let me live whole and holy, soul and body,    so I can always walk with my head held high. 1. since I’ve pondered and absorbed your counsel. they persistently ignored your commandments. Now comfort me so I can live, really live; Let the fast-talking tricksters be exposed as frauds; but I kept my mind fixed on your counsel. When they see me waiting, expecting your Word. those who fear you will take heart and be glad. The wicked hemmed me in—there was no way out—. those who fear you will take heart and be glad. I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you. How long do I have to put up with all this? Psalm 119:114 (NASB) as I look for your truth and your wisdom; speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed. Where needed, I include verses that the lectionary skipped. 73-80 With your very own hands you formed me;    now breathe your wisdom over me so I can understand you.When they see me waiting, expecting your Word,    those who fear you will take heart and be glad.I can see now, God, that your decisions are right;    your testing has taught me what’s true and right.Oh, love me—and right now!—hold me tight! Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth. I got my feet back on the trail you blazed. You promised, remember?When I told my story, you responded;    train me well in your deep wisdom.Help me understand these things inside and out    so I can ponder your miracle-wonders.My sad life’s dilapidated, a falling-down barn;    build me up again by your Word.Barricade the road that goes Nowhere;    grace me with your clear revelation.I choose the true road to Somewhere,    I post your road signs at every curve and corner.I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me;    God, don’t let me down!I’ll run the course you lay out for me    if you’ll just show me how. My soul guards and keeps all your instructions—. give me back my life, just as you promised. 113-120 I hate the two-faced,    but I love your clear-cut revelation.You’re my place of quiet retreat;    I wait for your Word to renew me.Get out of my life, evildoers,    so I can keep my God’s commands.Take my side as you promised; I’ll live then for sure. because they’ve never looked it up in your dictionary. so I can carry out all your instructions.”. Your promise has been tested through and through. Help me understand these things inside and out. Read verse in The Message Bible Oh, love me—and right now!—hold me tight! 89-96 What you say goes, God,    and stays, as permanent as the heavens.Your truth never goes out of fashion;    it’s as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up.Your Word and truth are dependable as ever;    that’s what you ordered—you set the earth going.If your revelation hadn’t delighted me so,    I would have given up when the hard times came.But I’ll never forget the advice you gave me;    you saved my life with those wise words.Save me! Psalm 119:169 May my cry come before You, O LORD; give me understanding according to Your word. but I don’t swerve from the directions you gave. don’t leave me to the mercy of my oppressors. I relish everything you’ve told me of life. for the way you keep everything running right. Each section contains 8 stanzas, beginning with the appropriate Hebrew letter. I can’t keep my eyes open any longer, waiting for you. You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. For those who love what you reveal, everything fits—. The Psalmist who wrote Psalm 119 had a love affair. I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!—. When they see me waiting, expecting your Word. relishing every fragment of your counsel. I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back. I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back from living by your righteous order. And let me live whole and holy, soul and body. your testing has taught me what’s true and right. they go farther and farther from the truth you reveal; I’ve known all along from the evidence of your words. Psalm 118 Psalm 120 Psalm 119:1-8 The Message (MSG) 119 1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. I follow your directions, abide by your counsel; Let my cry come right into your presence. I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me; Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—. Psalm 119 in Greek (Septuagint or Vulgate) numbering corresponds to Psalm 120 in Hebrew numbering. Psalm 119, verse 9 tells us to take heed according to God's word. 161-168 I’ve been slandered unmercifully by the politicians,    but my awe at your words keeps me stable.I’m ecstatic over what you say,    like one who strikes it rich.I hate lies—can’t stand them!—    but I love what you have revealed.Seven times each day I stop and shout praises    for the way you keep everything running right.For those who love what you reveal, everything fits—    no stumbling around in the dark for them.I wait expectantly for your salvation;    God, I do what you tell me.My soul guards and keeps all your instructions—    oh, how much I love them!I follow your directions, abide by your counsel;    my life’s an open book before you. 25-32 I’m feeling terrible—I couldn’t feel worse! I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever—, I concentrate on doing exactly what you say—. my whole life one long, obedient response. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways. Answer! Follow Desiring God on Facebook. Your Word and truth are dependable as ever; that’s what you ordered—you set the earth going. You, GOD, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to … Your promise has been tested through and through. so I can always walk with my head held high. John 1:14 tells that the word became flesh and became the Word -- Jesus, the Messiah of Israel. but I haven’t relaxed my grip on your counsel. Isaiah 29:18 On that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of the deep darkness the eyes of the blind will see. Psalm 119:1-8 Sermon – Sermon outline by Kevin Cauley on the message of Psalm 119:1-8 and its directives regarding godly conduct, commands to live right, and the commitment to walk in the right way. provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word. That's right—you don't go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. relishing every fragment of your counsel. but I don’t forget what you have revealed. and sing them as I walk this pilgrim way. your decisions leave me speechless with reverence. Psalm 119:114 You're my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me. they forced me to learn from your textbook. How can a young person live a clean life? don’t let me miss the road signs you’ve posted. crying for help, hoping for a word from you. My eyes grow heavy watching for some sign of your promise; There’s smoke in my eyes—they burn and water. John Piper Jul 6, 1987 19 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. I would have given up when the hard times came. SUBJECT: Passage Study. I never make detours from the route you laid out; With your instruction, I understand life; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. I ponder every morsel of wisdom from you. Steady my steps with your Word of promise, Rescue me from the grip of bad men and women. Scripture: Psalm 119:176. so I can always walk with my head held high. Psalm 119:18 Open my eyes so I can see what you show me of your miracle-wonders. Full of wonder at God’s Word. I’ve banked your promises in the vault of my heart. Treasury of Scripture. after all, you’ve taught me the truth about life! now breathe your wisdom over me so I can understand you. For those who love what you reveal, everything fits—. If your revelation hadn’t delighted me so. I grasp and cling to whatever you tell me; Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—. what you show me of your miracle-wonders. but not for a minute did I forget your plan for me. crying for help, hoping for a word from you. to keep your promise to set everything right. they’ve made a shambles of your revelation! Being such a long Psalm - and the longest chapter in the Bible - this Psalm has been of some historical note. - The overall message of Psalm 119 focuses on the truth of God’s Word. I’ve been careful to do just what you said. 119… I’ve been slandered unmercifully by the politicians. He testifies of God's worksâ his wondrous worksâ Christ's work for us; the Holy Spirit's work in us. 119:105-112 The word of God directs us in our work and way, and a dark place indeed the world would be without it. Psalm 119:9-16 MSG. MSG Psalm 119 1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. “Salvation” is only gibberish to the wicked. The wicked do their best to throw me off track. Psalm 119 1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. There have been many lengthy works written on this Psalm; one of them is by Thomas Manton, a Puritan preacher and writer, who wrote a three-volume work on Psalm 119. I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing; they walked away from your promises so casually! Remember what you said to me, your servant—. The arrogant godless try to throw me off track. It encourages us through every generation to stay close and focused on His Word no matter what swirls around us in this world. Let your love dictate how you deal with me; I’m your servant—help me understand what that means. And let your promises ring from my tongue; since I’ve chosen to live by your counsel. all the counsel that comes from your mouth; I delight far more in what you tell me about living. but I focus my attention on what you are saying; while I dance to the tune of your revelation. As those out to get me come closer and closer. 4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. His love affair was with the Word of God. 105-112 By your words I can see where I’m going;    they throw a beam of light on my dark path.I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back    from living by your righteous order.Everything’s falling apart on me, God;    put me together again with your Word.Festoon me with your finest sayings, God;    teach me your holy rules.My life is as close as my own hands,    but I don’t forget what you have revealed.The wicked do their best to throw me off track,    but I don’t swerve an inch from your course.I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever—    what a gift! My sad life’s dilapidated, a falling-down barn; I post your road signs at every curve and corner. 145-152 I call out at the top of my lungs,    “God! I’m thoroughly committed to living your way. How long do I have to put up with all this? 41-48 Let your love, God, shape my life    with salvation, exactly as you promised;Then I’ll be able to stand up to mockery    because I trusted your Word.Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever—    your commandments are what I depend on.Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me,    guard it now, guard it ever;And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces    as I look for your truth and your wisdom;Then I’ll tell the world what I find,    speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed.I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!—    relishing every fragment of your counsel. “Salvation” is only gibberish to the wicked. I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!—. I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing; they walked away from your promises so casually! The Message; Psalm 119 Psalm 119. 153-160 Take a good look at my trouble, and help me—    I haven’t forgotten your revelation.Take my side and get me out of this;    give me back my life, just as you promised.“Salvation” is only gibberish to the wicked    because they’ve never looked it up in your dictionary.Your mercies, God, run into the billions;    following your guidelines, revive me.My antagonists are too many to count,    but I don’t swerve from the directions you gave.I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing;    they walked away from your promises so casually!Take note of how I love what you tell me;    out of your life of love, prolong my life.Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth. all the counsel that comes from your mouth; I delight far more in what you tell me about living. How long till you haul my tormentors into court? as I look for your truth and your wisdom; speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed. I’ll do whatever you say.”I called to you, “Save me    so I can carry out all your instructions.”I was up before sunrise,    crying for help, hoping for a word from you.I stayed awake all night,    prayerfully pondering your promise.In your love, listen to me;    in your justice, God, keep me alive.As those out to get me come closer and closer,    they go farther and farther from the truth you reveal;But you’re the closest of all to me, God,    and all your judgments true.I’ve known all along from the evidence of your words    that you meant them to last forever. so I can carry out all your instructions.”. As those out to get me come closer and closer. 2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. 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