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The psalmist gives three pleas for deliverance from suffering (vv. 153-156). (1) Appeal to the Lord’s compassion – Rescue Me (v. 153). (2) Appeal to the Lord’s ability to deliver – Redeem Me (v. 154). Salvation is far from those who refuse to seek God’s Word (v. 155). (3) Appeal to the Lord’s mercy – Revive Me (v. 156). Next, he gives three perspectives in seeking deliverance (vv. 157-159). (1) Appeal to the Lord in the face of opposition (v. 157). (2) Appeal to the Lord in hatred of disobedience (v. 158). And (3) Appeal to the Lord because of love for His Word (v. 159). God’s Word is Truth, and His Righteous Rules will endure forever (v. 160).
1. What leads to a life of obedience (vv. 161-164)?
a. Fearing (Reverencing) God’s Word in Holy Awe (v. 161).
“Princes have persecuted me without cause: but my heart stands in awe of thy Word”
b. Getting excited about God’s Word (v. 162).
“I rejoice at thy Word, as one that finds great spoil.”
c. Hating every lie but loving the truth (v. 163).
“I hate and abhor lying but thy law do I love.”
d. Praising God continually (v. 164).
“Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.”
2. What results from a life of obedience (vv. 165-166)?
a. Peace in the present (v. 165).
“Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”
b. Hope in the future (v. 166).
“Lord I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments.”
3. What motivates a life of obedience (vv. 167-168)?
a. Love for God’s Word (v. 167).
“My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.”
b. Living in God’s presence (v. 168).
“I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.”
I want to be a person who is quick to appeal to the Lord for my needs and those of others. I believe I should be more concerned about the spiritual needs than the physical needs.
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Psalms 116:1-14Song of Thanksgiving
Psalms 116:15-2Precious to The Lord is The Death of His Saints
Psalms 117:1-2The Lord’s Faithfulness Endures Forever
Psalms 118:1-14The Lord is Always Merciful
Psalms 118:10-18You Can’t Keep The Battle to Yourself
Psalms 118:15-29You Can’t Keep the Battle to Yourself
Psalms 119:1-8Praise For The Word of God
Psalms 119:9-24Cleansing by God’s Word
Psalms 119:17-24Appreciation of God’s Word
Psalms 119:25-40Prayer For Understanding God’s Word
Psalms 119:33-40Loyalty to God’s Word
Psalms 119:41-48Praise For God’s Word
Psalms 119:49-56Hope From God’s Word
Psalms 119:57-64Obedience to God’s Word
Psalms 119:65-72Trust in God’s Word
Psalms 119:73-88Hope in God’s Word
Psalms 119:81-88God’s Word Is Faithful
Psalms 119:89-104God’s Word is Sure
Psalms 119:97-104God’s Word is Sweet
Psalms 119:105-120God’s Word Is Awesome
Psalms 119:113-120God’s Word is Awesome
Psalms 119:121-136God’s Word Protects From Oppressors
Psalms 119:129-136God’s Word is Wonderful
Psalms 119:137-152God’s Word is True
Psalms 119:145-152God’s Word is True
Psalms 119:153-160Love For God’s Word
Psalms 119:161-168Rejoicing in God’s Word
Psalms 119:169-176Deliverance From God’s Word
Psalms 120:1-8A Prayer For Help
Psalms 121:1-8The Lord Will Protect
Psalms 122:1-4A Prayer for Mercy