Psalm 119 – Part 1

This is the first in a series of 15 devotionals from Psalm 119, the longest single chapter, and arguably the longest prayer, in the Bible. We will update the content near the first of each month for you to study at your own pace. Each devotional will contain an eight-verse section of the chapter. Although each verse is not technically a prayer to God, taken as a whole Psalm 119 is a prayer concerning God’s Word.  If you’re ever confused about what you think about the Word of God, you can pray this prayer back to the Lord… He will dispel all confusion. Your soul will be edified and built up like never before. 


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Psalm 119:33-40: Know And Experience God’s Transforming Power Through His Word    

We can speed up the process of our spiritual growth to maturity if, in prayer, we would be less occupied with circumstantial bliss and self-preservation and humbly cry to the Father to make us into the image of His Son.  We would turbo-charge the process if we added… obedience to His Word in all things.

 

V.33    “Teach me, O LORD, the way of Thy statutes, And I shall observe it to the end.
 
           “Teach me”.  This is a statement (and a position) of humility.  Are you on a humble learning curve with God, or do you have the Christian life all figured out?  If you’ve got God’s ways all figured out and in a neat little system, then you’ve got God in a box (your box) and His Spirit, who wants to sanctify you is probably quenched.  God’s ways are not our own and He will do things that we don’t expect in ways that we don’t expect.  Our mission needs to be to learn of His ways and commit to walking in them “to the end.”  If you have a hard time thinking of the “ways” of the Lord, just read the proverbs.  Do you have a question (about anything or any circumstance) or an issue that you are experiencing frustration about?   Pray this simple prayer asking God to teach you about that from His Word (assuming you are willing to read and study it).  And then tell Him, “God if you will teach me, I will obey what I learn.”  Watch God work powerfully in your life turning that area of frustration into blessing!


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