Today’s reading plan includes this incredible chapter. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. You can find in around the middle section of your physical Bible. I cannot cover all of this beautiful chapter, but let’s find some treasures to note – shall we?
Happy are all who perfectly follow the laws of God. Happy are all who search for God and always do his will, rejecting compromise with evil and walking only in his paths (vv. 1-3; TLB).
I have thought much about your words and stored them in my heart so that they would hold me back from sin (vv. 11).
I will meditate upon [God’s Word] and give them my full respect. I will delight in them and not forget them. Bless me with life so that I can continue to obey you. Open my eyes to see wonderful things in your Word (vv. 15-18).
I am completely discouraged—I lie in the dust. Revive me by your Word (vv. 25)
Turn me away from wanting any other plan than yours. Revive my heart toward you (vv. 37).
For these laws of yours have been my source of joy and singing through all these years of my earthly pilgrimage (vv. 54).
You made my body, Lord; now give me sense to heed your laws. All those who fear and trust in you will welcome me because I too am trusting in your Word (vv. 73-74).
I faint for your salvation; but I expect your help, for you have promised it (vv. 81).
Your faithfulness extends to every generation, like the earth you created; it endures by your decree, for everything serves your plans (vv. 90-91).
Accept my grateful thanks and teach me your desires. My life hangs in the balance, but I will not give up obedience to your laws. The wicked have set their traps for me along your path, but I will not turn aside. Your laws are my joyous treasure forever. I am determined to obey you until I die (vv. 108-112).
Lord, deal with me in loving-kindness, and teach me, your servant, to obey; for I am your servant; therefore give me common sense to apply your rules to everything I do (vv. 124-125).
As your plan unfolds, even the simple can understand it. No wonder I wait expectantly for each of your commands (vv. 130-131).
Lord, see how much I really love your demands. Now give me back my life and health because you are so kind. There is utter truth in all your laws; your decrees are eternal (vv. 159-160).
I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come and find me, for I have not turned away from your commandments (vv. 176).
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