Summary: 4 of 7. The psalmist described the means by which a young man was to cleanse his way or make his way straight in the world. One's way is to be properly maintained. But How? Clearing the Way(for Father’s Day) demands sustained..
CLEARING THE WAY-part 4—Psalm 119:9-16
The psalmist described the means by which a young man was to cleanse his way or make his way straight in the world.
A young man entering adulthood &/or fatherhood can properly maintain his way in the world.
How can a man(person) entering adulthood maintain/make his(their) way in the world?
How can a Christian man maintain/make his way in the world?
12 Disciplines to maintaining/making your way in the world.
Previously we had found that Clearing the Way(for Father’s Day) demands sustained...
1. A PURIFYING Heart(:9a)
2. A KEEPER’s/GUARD’s/PROTECTOR’s Heart(:9b)
3. A HUNTER’s Heart(:10a)
4. A NAVIGATOR’s Heart(:10b)
5. A TREASURING Heart(:11a)
6. A REASONING Heart(:11b)
All these disciplines can either be limited to your little world or they can be brought into the realm of service to God.
7—Clearing the Way(for Father’s Day) demands...
An ADORING Heart(:12a)
Explanation:(:12a)Loving & Discerning
:12a—“Blessed are You, O LORD!...”
YHWH is “blessed” by all He has created & made, even with the presence of sin. The young man intent upon a cleansed way/path recognizes YHWH’s deserving of “blessing” from all & takes such responsibility to himself as well.
Lk. 19:32-40—“So those who were sent went their way & found it just as He had said to them. But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, & they set Jesus on him. And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road. Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice & praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying:” ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the LORD!’ Peace in heaven & glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But He answered & said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
So blessed” that voiceless, speechless & even inanimate creation will give voice to Jesus’ divinity & presence!
“Blessed/Praise”—Krb baw-rak’—Qal Participle Passive—1) To bless, kneel; 2) (TWOT) To praise, salute, curse. Strong—a primitive root; To kneel; by implication--To bless God(as an act of adoration), & (vice-versa)man(as a benefit); also by euphemism--To curse(God or the king, as treason).