Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Do you have the light? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show the light, that is the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Both the Written Word and the Living Word IV. TEXT: Psalms 119:130 (Amplified Bible) The entranc
Do you have the light?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show the light, that is the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Both the Written Word and the Living Word
Psalms 119:130 (Amplified Bible)
The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple.
The LORD JESUS CHRIST. Both the Written Word and the Living Word
Your Words give light
A. Author: authorship of many is uncertain but majority are attributed to King David as collector
B. Date written: c. 1440 B.C. to c. 450 B.C.
C. Purpose: worship and devotional purposes in private and public worships
D. To whom written: prayer and praise
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Your Words give light
"The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light;"
Psalms 19:8 (Amplified Bible)
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure and bright, enlightening the eyes.
Psalms 119:105 (Amplified Bible)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Proverbs 6:23 (Amplified Bible)
For the commandment is a lamp, and the whole teaching [of the law] is light, and reproofs of discipline are the way of life,
2 Peter 1:19 (Amplified Bible)
And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises (comes into being) in your hearts.
Without the Word in our hearts we are like blind men walking in darkness.
B. Gives understanding to the simple
"their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple."
Simple in the bible means "silly" or "foolish"
Romans 16:19 (Amplified Bible)
For while your loyalty and obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, I would have you well versed and wise as to what is good and innocent and guileless as to what is evil.
2 Corinthians 1:12 (Amplified Bible)
It is a reason for pride and exultation to which our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world [generally] and especially toward you, with devout and pure motives and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God (the unmerited favor and merciful kindness by which God, exerting His holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, and keeps, strengthens, and increases them in Christian virtues).
Experience is not the best teacher, but the HOLY SPIRIT is our Perfect Teacher. For no matter how many bad experiences we go through it won't and can't change us, but the HOLY SPIRIT can.
John 9:25 (Amplified Bible)
Then he answered, I do not know whether He is a sinner and wicked or not. But one thing I do know, that whereas I was blind before, now I see.
2 Peter 1:16 (Amplified Bible)
For we were not following cleverly devised stories when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty (grandeur, authority of sovereign power).
We don't have to experience bad things in life, but it's enough that we experience GOD's Grace yet we don't understand it completely, yet we know all things are prepared for us good and perfect in it's time
Jeremiah 29:11 (Amplified Bible)
For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
James 1:17 (Amplified Bible)
Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].
Romans 8:28 (Amplified Bible)
We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
John 1:4-5 (Amplified Bible)
In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.
And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].
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