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Summary: THE IMPORTANCE OF GOD’S WORD AS SEEN IN PSALMS119.

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PSALMS 119—PART I

PSALM 119:1-16

BY PASTOR NOBLES

CREEKWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH

AUGUST 17, 2008

AN AGNOSTIC COLLEGE PROFESSOR VISITED THE FIJI ISLANDS AND CRITICALLY REMAKRED TO AN EDERLY CHIEF, ‘YOU ARE A GREAT LEADER, BUT IT IS A PITY YOU’VE BEEN TAKEN IN BY THOSE MISSIONARIES. THEY ONLY WANT TO GET RICH THROUGH YOU. NO ONE BELIEVES THE BIBLE ANYMORE. THEY KNOW BETTER NOW. I AM SORRY THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SO FOOLISH TO BELIEVE THEM’.

THE OLD CHIEF’S EYES RESPONDED, ‘DO YOU SEE THAT GREAT ROCK OVER THERE? ON IT WE SMASHED THE HEADS OF OUR VICTIMS AND WE ROASTED THEIR BODIES IN THAT FURNACE NEXT TO THE ROCK. IF IT HADN’T BEEN FOR THE MISSIONS AND THE LOVE OF JESUS THAT CHANGED US YOU’D NEVER LEAVE THIS PLACE ALIVE! YOU HAD BETTER THANK THE LORD FOR THE GOSPEL; OTHERWISE WE’D ALREADY BE FEASTING ON YOU.’

WE HAVE ONE GOAL TODAY, WELL ACTUALLY 2 GOALS, WE WANT TO TAKE A WALK THROUGH PSALM 119, AND AS WE TAKE OUR WALK WE WANT TO SEE JUST HOW IMPORTANT THE WORD OF GOD IS IN A PERSON’S LIFE. VERSE 105 IS A KEY PASSAGE IN THIS CHAPTER.

HOW MANY OF YOU PLAN ON GOING DRIVING TONIGHT WITH YOUR LIGHTS OUR? HOW WOULD DRIVING WITH THE LIGHTS OFF EFFECT YOUR TRIP HOME? YOU WOULD DRIVE SLOWER, YOU WOULD INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF AN ACCIDENT, YOU WOULD BE A DANGER TO OTHERS, IT WOULD REALLY BE A FOOLISH CHOICE, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT MANY MAKE THIS DECISION EACH DAY OF THEIR LIVES BY NOT PLACING A HIGH PRIORITY ON GOD’S WORD.

NOTICE THAT THERE ARE 22 VERSES AND EACH ONE CORRESPONDS TO A LETTER IN THE HEBREW ALPHABET. THIS IS AN ACROSTIC POEM. ALSO, NOTE THAT EACH VERSE OR STANZA HAS EIGHT VERSES THIS IS INTERESTING BECAUSE EIGHT IS THE NUMBER FOR A NEW BEGINNING—ALSO NOTE THAT ALL THE WORDS INDICATING GOD’S WORD IN THIS PASSAGE COUNT THEM UP AND IT TOTALS 176—THE EXACT NUMBER OF VERSES. THIS IS THE LONGEST CHAPTER IN THE BIBLE.

VERSE 1—THE LAW—THE HEBREW TORAH—IS THE PRIMARY NAME FOR THE OT SCRIPTURES AS A WHOLE, ESP THE PENTATEUCH. THIS PSALM BEGINS WITH A PROMISE OF BLESSING TO THOSE WHO STUDY, BELIEVE AND OBEY THE WORD OF GOD! --THE WORD BLESSED MEANS HAPPINESS, AND HAS THE IDEA OF WALKING STRAIGHT. THE IMPLICATIONS ARE WE CAUSE A LOT OF GRIEF FOR OURSLEVES, A LOT OF PROBLEMS WE BRING ON OUR SELF, BUT IF WE WOULD HEARKEN TO THE WORD OF GOD WE WOULD BE WAY BETTER OFF. NOTICE THE WORD UNDEFILED—MEANS INTEGRITY—THIS IS TRULY A WOW!!! (TO ME!!!) WHY? BECAUSE SO MANY SO CALLED CHRISTIANS HAVE NO INTEGRITY—YOU MIGHT BE ONE OF THEM, YOU SAY ONE THING AND DO ANOTHER, YOU SEE SO MANY PEOPLE THINK IT IS OK TO SKIRT THE LAW, BUT GOD’S WORD MAKES IT CLEAR, YOU DO NOT SKIRT THE LAW, YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAW, SIN IS SIN. MEN WILL SAY I CAN LOOK AT WOMEN IT DOES NOT HURT, GOD MADE THEM TO BE LOOKED AT AND BY LOOKED MEN MEAN TO LUST AFTER, GOD’S WORD MAKES IT PERFECTLY CLEAR THAT TO LOOK ON A WOMAN AND LUST AFTER HER IS ADULTERY. SOME THINK I DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE TO GOD’S WORK, LISTEN FOLKS GOD MAKES IT CLEAR IN HIS WORD THAT YOU ARE ROBBING GOD, WORSE THAN THAT IF YOU KNOW WHAT GOD WANTS AND DO NOT DO IT THAT IS SIN!!!! INTEGRITY—IT IS SO NEEDED—DO YOU TIE WHITE LIES, CHRISTIANS ARE SOME OF THE WORST—IT IS JUST A LITTLE WHITE LIE, IF YOU OFFEND IN ONE POINT YOU ARE GUILTY OF ALL—A LIE IS A LIE. FOR EXAMPLE ANYTIME YOU TELL ANOTHER BROTHER OR SISTER YOU ARE GOING TO BE A CHURCH AND YOU DO NOT SHOW UP, BECAUSE YOU SLEPT IN OR JUST DID NOT FEEL LIKE IT YOU ARE LYING TO THEM, TO GOD, AND YOU ARE DECEIVING YOURSELF. INTEGRITY—COMES FROM GOD’S WORD. NO WONDER OUR KIDS LIKE INTERGRITY THEY ARE NOT IN GOD’S WORD, NO WONDER THE WORLD, AND SATAN’S SYSTEM DOES NOT WANT GOD’S WORD IN SCHOOL IT WILL ACTUALLY PRODUCE INTEGRITY. INTEGRITY IS TRULY LACKING IN OUR SOCIETY-- WHAT ABOUT YOU ARE YOU IN GOD’S WORD, OR ARE YOU DECEIVING YOURSELF. WE NEED PEOPLE OF INTREGIY—IF YOU LACK INTEGRITY, YOU WILL BE A VERY POOR WITNESS FOR CHRIST!


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