Summary: 2 of 2. The Psalmist Championed the stability & security of God’s people. The Holy Spirit champions the stability of God’s people. But When or Where does that occur? The stability of God’s people is championed within...
CHAMPIONING STABILITY-II—Psalm 119:165
Began this sermon for Veteran’s Day.
Completed for Thanksgiving.
God’s people are to be Champions(protectors/fighters for) of Stability!
Thanksgiving is a time that has been set aside to reaffirm our thankfulness to God for His magnanimous & manifold provisions.
We should be those who Champion Godly Stability, individually & corporately—as a family, as a church family, & as an American family.
The Psalmist Championed the stability & security of God’s people.
The Holy Spirit champions the stability of God’s people.
When or Where is the stability of God’s people championed?
3 measures/gauges of the stability of God’s people.
Previously we found that The stability of God’s people is championed within...
1. Their/Your PEACE(:165a)
2—The stability/security of God’s people is championed within...
:165b—“Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble.”
This “great peace” is only possessed by “those who love” that which is of God for His people. God’s “law” is from the heart of God for the world, & certainly for His people!
?Do you make time for God’s word, His desire for you...for mankind?
Ps. 119:97—MEM. “Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.”
Ps. 119:48—“My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, Which I love, And I will meditate on Your statutes.”
Ps. 119:121-128—AYIN. “I have done justice & righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors. Be surety for Your servant for good; Do not let the proud oppress me. My eyes fail from seeking Your salvation And Your righteous word. Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy, And teach me Your statutes. I am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies. It is time for You to act, O LORD, For they have regarded Your law as void. Therefore I love Your commandments More than gold, yes, than fine gold! Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right; I hate every false way.”
Ps. 119:158-160—“I see the treacherous, & am disgusted, Because they do not keep Your word. Consider how I love Your precepts; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness. The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.”
Ps. 1:1-3—“Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day & night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”
Deut. 17:14-20—“When you come to the land which the LORD your God is giving you, & possess it & dwell in it, & say, ‘I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around me,’ “you shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. But he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, for the LORD has said to you, ‘You shall not return that way again.’ “Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply silver & gold for himself. Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites. And it shall be with him, & he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God & be careful to observe all the words of this law & these statutes, that his heart may not be lifted above his brethren, that he may not turn aside from the commandment to the right hand or to the left, & that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he & his children in the midst of Israel.”
Rom. 7:7-12—“What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, “You shall not covet.” But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire. For apart from the law sin was dead. I was alive once without the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived & I died. And the commandment, which was to bring life, I found to bring death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, & by it killed me. Therefore the law is holy, & the commandment holy & just & good.”