Oh How love I Thy Law - Part Four
You Can Keep God's Laws with the Holy Spirit in you, Romans 8:1-4.
Welcome back to the our final session of our Bible study on Psalm 119:145-176. We hope that you will enjoy more of our comments on this inspired song - Psalm of king David of Israel. We need to search and learn to apply God's laws, commandments, precepts and judgment to develope the right loving kind of fear, through wisdom , knowledge and understanding of the perfect way of God, Proverbs 2:1-12, James 1:5-6,16-22..
This beautiful Psalm is really a very long love song composed by King David to lead us into a better relationship with the Elohim God Family, God the Father, the Holy Spirit Ruach HaKadosh, and our Savior Yeshua, Jesus Christ the God of Israel. It is divided into 22 Stanzas, with eight verses to a stanza and 176 verses in all.
You will find that the last four stanzas are just as dynamic as the preceding 18 stanzas, and will impress in your mind and heart the merciful mind of God. King David worked hard to perfect his mind to be like God's, Acts 13:22. We are also to take to heart and also develope this same mind of God in us by God's grace with the faith and righteousness of Jesus Christ in us by studying the word of God like David did, Phiippians 2:5-8. Now, let's continue with this study of this remarkable Psalm 119:145-176.
STANZA - KOPH: 19
Psalm 119:145 - I cried to thee with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will keep thy statutes. King David was very sincere about seeking God, whether it was for some fault of his own or because of his enemies that were to strong for him to handle on his own. He learned to trust God in in faith, which helped him to build up his righteousness with the God of Israel, Psalm 1:1-6. 3:1-8, 4:1-8. We can do this also with the help of the Holy Spirit when we study the words of the Bible, John 16:13, 1 Corinthians 2:6-11.
Psalm 119:146 - I cried to thee: save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies. There were times when David shed tears because he was afraid of God's judgments on him because of his sins, Psalm 88:1-18, Psalm 51:9-17. He had a repentant heart and was able to humble himself before God, and so should we, Isaiah 66:2.
Psalm 119:147 - I prevented the dawning of the morning, and I cried: I hoped in thy word. When David sinned against God, hes pent time on his knees in prayer and fasting for himself and those that he had injured, like his terrible sin with Bathsheba, 2 Samuel 12:13-24. David found God ready to forgive him as long as he repentant of his sins, 2 Samuel 22;1-7,18-25, 24:10-17,24-25.
Psalm 119:148 - My eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate n thy word. David prayed and meditated often and became persistant at seeking God's help on a regular basis both day and night, and so should we, Psalm 102:1-7,17-28,94:11-18,22.
Psalm 119:149 - Hear my voice according to thy loving kindness: Lord quicken me according to thy judgments. God will always hear the voice of a repentant person, it is music to His ears. David was such a person who approached God with an humble heart, Psalm 101:1-8, 103:8-17, 18:25, 9:12, !0:12.
Psalm 119:150 - They draw nigh that follow after mischief; they are far from thy law. Those that are wicked do not put their trust in God, Psalm 10:1-11, Proverbs 1:10-19. However, if we are like king David we will keep seeking God's ways, statutes and commandments, Psalm 9:6-10, 16-20.
Psalm 119:151 - Thou art near, O Lord: and all thy commandments are true. God's righteousness is with those that seek him and his commandments. Asaph was also a psalmist,and expressed this same attitude towards God's laws and commandments, Psalm 85:9-13, Psalm 78:1-7. God's ways are not just for David, but for everyone else, even in todays societies. But most reject them for the ways of men, Matthew 15:7-9, Jeremiah 17:9-10.
Psalm 119:152 - Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast found them forever. King David knew Israel's history and Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as his grand parents, He heard about Moses and Joshua also and therefore placed his mind and heart on God's testimonies to save all peoples that trust in God's ways. He wanted God's blessings on his people Israel and his non-israelite friends. He understood that God would eventually save all humans that seek His Ways and reject Satan's false deceptive ways, Psalm 61:1-8, Jeremiah 30:7-10, 17-24, Isaiah 65:17-25, 66:22-23, Hebrews 6:18-20.
STANZA - RESH: 20
Psalm 119:153 - Consider my affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. We like David will run into hard times of sickness or even persecution from those that hate the Word of God. We must ask God to consider us also if we have been consistant at keeping God's laws, commandments, testimonies and are applying God's precepts to our lives, Psalm 17:1-3,5-9, 15, 28:1-3,5-9, John 14:21-23, 15:15-21.
Psalm 119:154 - Plead my cause,and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. I am sure the Holy Spirit must have pleaded king David's cause when he committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband Uriah, Killed, Romans 8:26, Psalm 27:7-14, 51:9-17. Even though David became a man of faith, he still had to give account of all his actions with a humble repentant heart. The same with us, we need to keep watch over our deceitful hearts and let not it stray into sin. It is a matter of choices, good must overcome evil because the wages of sin is still death Romans 6:23, 1 Peter 4:15-19.
Psalm 119:155 - Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. It puzzled David because he saw this attitude of unbelief even in Israel. David was blessed because he did listen and seek God, even after he did evil, Psalm 3:1-8, 14:1-7. Blessed are those that hunger and thrist after righteousness for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven, Matthew 5:6,10.
Psalm 119:156 - Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord: quicken me according to thy judgments. Mercy is one of God's greatest attributes and all of us need it because we all sin so easy, Romans 7:18-24. God is right there to forgive us when we admit our guilt and repent of any wrong doing, James 4:1-6,15-17. King David had more than his share of ups an downs, struggling to overcome his sinful human nature, Psalm 51:3-9, and so will we but we need to becareful not to sin. Thankfully, we have both the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ to intercede for us, and we can acknowledge our sins, so we can once again be brought under God's good grace, Romans 8:26-27. We need learn to resist Satan the devil, and our fleshy pulls to do evil, so God will have mercy on us, James 4:7-10, 1 Peter 2:1-12, 5:6-11.
Psalm 119:157 - Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies. When we become followers of Jesus Christ our friends will think we are strange, when we no longer do the evil wicked things we did with them, 1 Peter 4: 1-7. Even king David had his problems with his friends, who did not understand why he acted in a new strange way towards them, Psalm 109:2-5, 57:1-11.
Psalm 119:158 - I beheld transgressors and was grieved; because they keep not thy word. It should grieve us also to see people sin against God, so easily, but we must not forget that we were like them. We need to pray for those that do not yet underdtand Jesus Christ, the Word of God, that God will open their eyes to the truths He gave to us, so that they too may become converted, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-9,15-24. King David described the blessing of a man in Psalm 56:1-13, Romans 4:6-10, 15-16.
Psalm 119:159 - consider How I love thy precepts: quicken me , O Lord, according to thy loving kindness. The very fact that King David was inspired to write this lovely Psalm 119 for us, under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, shows that he did listen to Mother Wisdom (Chokma) and sought God's ways aways to the very end of his physical life, Psalm 9: 1-9, Proverbs 1: 8-23,8:1-36.
Psalm 119:160 - Thy word is true from the beginning: every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. God does not tell lies, Titus 1:2. Adam and Eve believed Satan's lies, so now we all die, Genesis 3:4-6, Romans 3:23. God promised that again we shall have the opportunity to regain eternal life in Genesis 3:15, through the seed of a woman, even Jesus Christ is that seed, Luke 1:30-35, Matthew 1:18-21, 28: 18-20, 1 Corinthians 15:16-28, 51-58, Galatians 3:28-29.
STANZA - SCHIN: 21
Psalm 119:161- Princes have persecuted me without cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word. Jesus Christ was persecuted for ur sakes, so we should not think it strange when we are persecuted for following and keeping God's ways, John 15:20, Matthew 5:10-12. King David also suffered persecution for obeying God's laws, commandments and precepts, Psalm 7:1-9.
Psalm 119:162 - I rejoice at thy word like one who finds great spoil. We should also rejoice at keeping God's laws and testimonies as they are revealed to us. God's grace on us and the faith and righteousness of Jesus Christ in us is necessary for us to obey God and keep His commandments., John 15:12, Matthew 5:10-12, 22:37-40. King David also thought this way and strove to improve his character, even when persecuted very heavily, so his charcter would be like God's, Psalm 56:1-13, 57:1-11. He sought God's righteousness first, and so should we, Matthew 6:33.
Psalm 119:163 - I hate and abhor lying but thy law I love. Jesus Christ called Satan the devil the father of lies and so we need to be careful not to sin by lying to one another or listening to people that will teach you that God's laws are done away with, John 8:44-47. They are the disciples of Satan when they teach such blasphemies against God's laws, Matthew 24:4-5, 15: 7-9. King David had to be on guard all the time against his evil enemies that thought they could deceive him, Psalm 1:1-6.
Psalm 119:164 - Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. As we grow in faith and knowledge about God's ways, we too will learn to pray instantaneously in all types of situations. Some may be extreme emergencies and at other quiet times, just because things are nice and calm, Matthew 6:5-14. Prayer is our greatest treasure because they are our direct communication with our heavily Father, on a one on one relationship, Matthew6:20, 2 Corinthians 6:16-18. King David's prayers were some of these very psalms that he wrote like this one Psalm 119. We can use them in the same way if we follow David's good examples, Psalm 119:145-152.
Psalm 119:165 - Great peace have they which love thy law; nothing shall offend them. This should be why our minds can be consistent in our prayers to God on an regular basis. Our faith will grow because Christ's mind and righteousness is being filled in us through the tutorship of the Holy Spirit, John 16:7-13, Philippians 2:5. King David was this way, especially when he was under great pressure from his enemies, Psalm 119:120-128. David had great peace when he obeyed God's ways and so should we, Psalm 30:1-12, 23:1-6, 122:1-9.
Psalm 119;166 - Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. As Christians we should be thinking these very same thoughts of David all the day long. We should be cheerful because of the strength given to us by the blood shed by Jesus Christ and to keep God's laws by faith,Romans 4:22-31. Yes, we can keep God's righteous commandments now that we have the faith and righteousness of Jesus Christ. Don't let those that say they are Christians, say that God's laws have been done away, we must walk in the Spirit, Romans 8:1-4, 2 Peter 3:16. People who say and do such foolishness will have to give acount of themselves to Jesus Christ,Matthew 7:21-23. David earned his reputation as a man after God's own heart by faith, will you, Acts 13:22-23? Christ is your only Savior, and you should not be looking for one who tells you God's laws have been done away with, Daniel 7:24-27. Matthew 15:7-9, 2 Thessalonians 12: 3-12. King David was faithful in all things to God because he had a humble contrite heart that loved God's laws and commandments, Psalm 119:97-112, 25:7-10, 3:1-8.
Psalm 119:167 - My soul hast kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. If you have gotten this far along in this Palm 119, you should see how important it is to have a humble contrite heart when we approach God Almighty. It should be plannier to you why king David said, "Oh How Love I thy Law, it is my meditation all the day, Psalm 119;97." King David was awed by God's continual mercy to him and felt extremely blessed, and is looking forward to the time when he will be resurrected to eternal life, and see our heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ, face to face, for he will be like them even as we will be too, Psalm 17:15, Romans 6:1-18, Revelation 22:3-5.
Psalm 119:168 - I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee. We will be able to say the same to the God Family; our heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, when our salvation comes and they will give us a well done because we have been faithful, Matthew 24:44-47, 25:21-23. Will your name be written in the Book of Life and will you receive your reward for being faithful, Revelaton 20:1-4, 5:10, or at the White ThroneJudgment, Revelation 20:11-15? Now is the time, while we are still alive to strive harder and stick cose to Jesus Christ and keep God's commandments by allowing Jesus Christ to live in us; so we can have his faith and righteousness and become God's sons and daughters for ever, 2 Corinthians 6:16-18.. King David gave the best that he could to God to develop the mind of God in him, will you, Psalm 119:145?
STANZA - TAU: 22
Psalm 119:169 - Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord: give me understanding according to thy word. God did hear David and gave him an exceptional understanding that can come only through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us, Proverbs 2:1-12, John 16:13. Likewise, we have the same opportunity to draw close to God, James 4:6-10, Acts 2:38-39.
Psalm 119:170 - Let my supplications come before thee: deliver me according to thy word. King David prayed often for God to intercede for him with his nation and his enemies. God did bless him abundantly because he did keep close to the God of Israel, and so should we every waking moment of our lives, Psalm 3:1-8.
Psalm 119:171 - My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes. Learning God's truths should cause us to rejoice in the fact that not all humans are called at this time and given the true understanding of God's ways. Many are called but few are chosen now, John 15:16-17. They are blessed because God chose them first, to reveal Himself to us, even though we areonly average people, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31. They are blessed who love God's ways, and we should keep it that way, Matthew 5;6-10, John 15:10-14.
Psalm 119:172 - MyTongue will speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. All through this Psalm 119, David tells us how important God's commandments, laws, statutes, and judgments are to those called by God because they teach us how to be righteous. King David became righteous by keeping God's Holy Commandments, which were supposed to be kept by all the nation of Israel since Mount Sinai with Moses, Acts 13:22, Exodus 20:1-20.
This has to be one of the most controversial verses in the Bible to those who want to keep God's laws verses those that would try to nail them to the cross. In the New covenant the Holy Spirit says She will write them in our hearts,Hebrew 10:15-16, Ezekiel 36:22-28.
Even, David's son Solomon wrote that we are to keep them as our duty to God, Ecclesiasties 12:13-14. The apostle Paul wrote about the need for the Holy Spirit dwelling in us if we are keep God's laws, Romans 8:1-4. Jesus Christ, himself said he did not come to do away with God's laws but to magnify and show us how to keep them,Matthew 5:17-19. James the Lord's brother wrote that if we break one of them , we break them all, James 2:5-12. The apostle John encouraged us to keep them, 1 John 2:3-8, 3:4-9, 4: 11-21. John makes it clear from the teachings from Jesus Christ, that God's laws are forever, 1 John 5:1-6,10-20. Many of the same people who declare that the laws of the Old Covenant or Testiment are done away must not understand that it takes the Holy Spirit living in us to help us keep them, Romans 8:1-4.
Psalm 119:173 - Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts. God chose King David to be king over all Israel but David had to chose whether he would obey God or not. What choice will you take? Time is running out for our nation and all the nations of the missing Tribes of Israel. Even though most churches seem honest in their teachings about these missing Tribes there is plenty of evidence to show where they are today. They ignore evidence from British-Israel or The Covenant Publishing Company, www.covenantpublishing.com and researchers like Yair Davidiy - www.britam.org , and E.Raymond Capt, www.artisanpublishers.com . Without these researchers we would still be in the dark as to where those Tribes are today. Most Protestant Churches have continued to use a replacement theology in which the Catholic church says it replaced those Lost Tribes and the Jews because they had their Messiah killed by the Romans.
A new researcher Jonathan Cahn, www.bethisraelworshipcenter.org/aboutJonathan.htm ,has been presenting his scriptures about the:harbingers, Isaiah 9:10, since the 911 destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City as an endtime prophecy about Israel's refusal to repent of It's sins today, here in theUSA. We must be part of Israel? This nation seems set on ignoring these warnings and will eventually be destroyed completely and uprooted and sent into the captivity of the Great Tribulation. Many will be martyred, Revelation 7:9, Ezekiel 5:12-17, at this time, but ten percent will survive physically and be brought back to Jerusalem in Israel, where King David will become ruler again over Israel under Yeshua, Jesus Christ forever, Jeremiah 30:7-9,22-24, Zechariah 8:2-8, 13:7-9.
Psalm 119:174 - I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight. Our delight should also be in God's Laws and Commandments if we wish to be part of the coming New Israel with King Yeshua, Jesus Christ and king David. It is God's laws that light up our way into the Kingdom of God, Matthew 5:14-16, Ephesians 5:6-11.. There is a big difference between chosing Satan's way of darkness and God's way of light, one is eternal death and the other eternal life through Jesus Christ in a world without end Ephesians 3:17-21. King David is looking forward to the time when he will be with Jesus Christ at Jerusalen when all the Tribes of Israel will be united together for ever, Ezekiel 37:16-24. I hope this Psalm will motivate you to get ready for this awesome future God has in store for us humans, Isaiah 66:10-22, Psalm 108:1-3, Psalm 85: 1-13, Zechariah 12:7-12, 13:1.
Psalm 119:175 - Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me. David sought God'sLaws and commandments as the perfect way to please God, and he encouraged his people Israel to do the same. We are to do the same by helping to preach the gospel in these last days of Satan and man's evil ways. We need to draw near to God at every chance we can get to learn more of these vital Laws and Testimonies, Commandments and judgments, to make sure we don't let Satan's false prophets lead us astray from keeping God's commandments. We need to shine and light up the narrow straight road to salvation, Psalm 54:1-7, Matthew 5:14-16, 7:14-17.
Psalm 119:176 - I have gone astray like a lost sheep, seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. There were times when David did not take heed to follow God's commandments, but he learned lessons from them. It is better to keep God's Ways than to break them. Psalm 51:1-3.He was quick to hurry back to keeping God's laws and testimonies, if he wanted to stay on the road to eternal life and receive salvation for doing so, Psalm 51:9-17. We are to be the same way and to act quickly to return to God and his ways. It takes a lot of work because it is so easy to sin when be don't pay attention to details, Psalm 32:1-11. God will save His people the Christian saints along with the whole House of Israel and bring us into the NewJerusalem with the redeemedTribes of Israel forever, Romans 11:25-26. We are to repent of breaking God's spiritual laws so we can receive His grace and let Yeshua, Jesus Christ live His life in us through his Faith and righteousness, There is just no other way, John 14:6, Romans 3:22-31!
We hope that you have enjoyed our Bible Study on Psalm 119, King David's dicourse on God's laws. King David valued God's laws, testimonies and commandments of the utmost importance to him and for us as to be guided bythe Holy Spirit and to keep them. Those that say they were done away with at the Cross, are just part of Satan's team of false prophets. Now it is time to listen and obey God with our whole hearts, souls and minds so we can keep them in the faith and righteousness of Jesus Christ, there is just no other way, but through God's good graces, Romans 3:22-31. Amen.
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