Summary: 5 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 5—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)
7. An ADORING Heart(:12a)
All these disciplines can either be limited to your little world or they can be brought into the realm of service to God.
8—Clearing the Way(for Father’s Day) demands...
An OPEN Heart(:12b)
:12—“...Teach me Your statutes!”
Recognizing the blessed” position of God, the young man submits his endeavors to be “taught” God’s “statutes.” A godly young man sees the benefit of God’s “statutes” & offers his own mindset & energy to learning them. He is aware that in knowing the “statutes,” he knows the mind of God. He does not merely learn some rules of approach but rather seeks the very heart of God.
“Teach”—dml law-mad’—Piel(intensive/intentional/repeated/extended) Imperative—1) To learn. teach, exercise in—1b) (Piel)--To teach. Strong—a primitive root; properly--To goad, i.e. by implication--To teach(the rod being an Oriental incentive).
“Statutes/Decrees”(See :16—hqx)—qx khoq—1) Statute, ordinance, limit, something prescribed, due—1a) Prescribed task, 1b) Prescribed portion, 1c) Action prescribed (for oneself), resolve, 1d) Prescribed due, 1e) Prescribed limit, boundary, 1f) Enactment, decree, ordinance, 1g) Enactments, statutes.
**Mat. 10:24-25—“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, & a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!”
**1Tim. 2:9-12—“in like manner also[as per the men lifting up holy hands in prayer], that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety & moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. Let a woman learn[manyanw] in silence[hsucia] with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence[hsucia].”
1Tim. 6:13-16—“I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, & before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed & only Potentate, the King of kings & Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor & everlasting power. Amen.”