Oh How Love I Thy Law - Part Two
Do you love God?
King David learned to love God and wrote this life giving Psalm for us to read, and to teach us to see how much effort It really takes to receive and keep God's amazing grace continually, with Jesus Christ in us. Welcome to Part Two of our Bible Study on Psalm 119: 49-96 by King David of the House of Israel. This Psalm does inspire us to follow God's way with more faithfulness and enthusiasm under the tutelage of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, Jesus Christ, Ephesians 3:4-6, 9-11, 2:13-18.
With such an important Psalm about God's Laws it makes you wonder why certain churches with their skewed religions will try to tell us that God's laws were nailed to the Cross. That now the original teachings of the Bible where replaced by another updated government - religion based on Roman law, instead of God's laws, Revelation 17:1-13, Daniel 7:24-25. A kind of pick and choose religion that seems right to human reasoning, Proverbs 14:12..
As I have said already, To the Law and the Testimonies if they speak not according to this word it is because there no light in them, Isaiah 8:20-22. Trouble and darkness comes when we ignore God's perfect spiritual laws, Romans 7:7-16. The problem is not with God or His laws but with our carnal fleshy minds, we must walk in the Spirit of God, Romans 8:1-4.
We must walk in the light of God's glory and be witnesses to the fact that keeping God's laws through faith is what God requires of us, Matthew 5:14-19. Studying God's word on a regular schedule will keep us fired up for God. Regular fasting several times a month is good for those that can handle this unigue tool of God, This tool shows God that we need His help and that we have confidence in God and not in our human nature, 1 Peter 4:1-19, 5:6-11.
King David was a man after God's own heart in that he did sin very grievously at times but, was quick to repent and fasted when he finally realized what his carnal fleshy mind was like, Acts 3:29-36, Psalm 51:1-19.
Now let's see and read more about this beautiful Psalm 119 on God's laws, and see if we can learn from the examples David gives to us, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Acts 17:10-12.
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Psalm 119:49 - Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it until the end. Though David is dead, he died looking forward to the time when God would resurrect him into the coming New Jerusalem, Isaiah 65:17-25, Jeremiah 30:8-9, 1 Kings 2:1-2, 10-12.
Psalm 119:50 - This is my comfort in affliction: for thy word hast quickened me. It is because King David stayed close to God that he will live again as a king over the New Israel under Jesus Christ, Ezekiel 37:24-28.
Psalm 119:51 - The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet I have not declined from thy law. David could not be easily intimidated to break God's laws even when there was a lot of pressure on him to do so. He had a good chance to depose king Saul who was out to kill him. David let God remove king Saul on God's terms, 1 Samuel 24:3-16.
Psalm 119:52 - I remembered thy judgments of old, O lord, and have comforted myself. King David's patience in trusting God to make him king over Israel finally came to past. God judges when men are to become kings and priest in His Kingdom, 2 Samuel 1:4,11-17, 2:1-6,11, 5:1-3; Revelation 5:10.
Psalm 119:53 - Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. David was horrified to learn what had happened to king Saul and his son Jonathan, when they died in battle. He lamented their deaths, 1 Samuel 31:1-7, 2 Samuel 1:11-12, 17-26.
Psalm 119:54 - Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. Many of these Psalms, like,119, are really songs that he wrote based on his quest to obey. He took God's ways to heart always because he knew from experience that he could always trust in God to deliver him when he did the right thing, and to correct him when he was wrong, 2 Samuel 7:8-21, Hebrews 12:6-7, Psalm 6:1, Psalm 38:1,21-22, Psalm 6: 1-3, 4-9.
Psalm 119:55 - I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law. King David sought God at night in prayer before he went to bed, asking Him to keep him in mind and bless him and defeat all his enemies, Psalm 4:3-4,8 - "But Know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself : the Lord will hear when I call unto Him. Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety."
Psalm 119:56 - This I had because I kept thy statutes. King David's first Psalm makes the point of listening and to keeping God's precepts. This is why he could sleep soundly at night, Psalm 1:1-6, 3:3-8.
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Psalm 119:57 - Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep thy words. David was a true phenomon in his day in that God worked through him to perform great works through him to deliver Israel from their enemies. God had chosen him as as his portion because he sought to keep God's laws and to do as God asked him to do. God blessed his inheritance to last for ever, Psalm 89:1-16, 1 Samuel 17:34-37.
Psalm 119:58 - I intreated thy favor with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word. David was earnest at heart to seek God, for he knew God could be very merciful, 2 Samuel 12:16-19, 24.
Psalm 119:59 - I thought on thy ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. David saw that his ways were not perfect before God, so he drew closer to God with all his might to obey Him, Psalm 32:1-5,10-11.
Psalm 119:60 - I made haste, and delayed not to keep his commandments. Once David realized he had sinned against God he repented very quickly, like he did when he numbered Israel, 2 Samuel 24:1, 13-14, 17-25.
Psalm 119:61 - The bands of the wicked have robbed me; but I have not forgotten thy Law. Though David's enemies robbed him, he sought God for help and did not try to take them on without God's help, 2 Samuel 22:1-7, 18-20.
Psalm 119:62 - At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. David learned quickly to give thanks to God because God was his salvation, 2 Samuel 22:50-51.
Psalm 119:63 - I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts. David's friends were those that he trusted because he knew they would fufill his will after his death, 1 Kings 1: 28-39.
Psalm 119:64 - The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy; teach me thy statutes. We should all give thanks to God for his mercy on us, Psalm 136:1-26, because God's mercy endures forever. We should all be welling to learn of His ways if we want God's protection, Psalm 138: 4-8.
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Psalm 119:65 - Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according unto thy word. God took care of David and promised to take care of his children and keep his loving kindness with David and not break His covenant with him. David's seed shall endure forever, Psalm 89:28-36.
Psalm 119:66 - Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments. David did learn God's commandments and taught them to his children. Solomon seems to have been very close to his father, more than his other sons and daughters, so David made sure that Solomon would be Israel's next king, 1 Kings 1:11-16, 28-37.
Psalm 119:67 - Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I have kept thy word. Like most humans that follow God, David was punished after he sinned against God and broke one of God's Commandments, James 1:10-12. David was very repentant when he sinned because he knew that God had great mercy on repentant believers, Psalm 34:16-19.
Psalm 119:68 - Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes. God wants us to be good. He knows it takes a lot of work in this world to be good always. Jesus told the rich young man if he wanted to be good then he should keep all of God's commandments, Matthew 19:16-19, Proverbs 13:21, Psalm 25:8.
Psalm 119:69 - The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart. God will repay the wicked for their lies against us, as He did for David the king, Proverbs 25:5, 24:15-16.
Psalm 119:70 - Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law. The ways of the wicked are dark and slippery, Palm 85:6-7- God does set them in slippery places, Psalm 73: 18-28.
Psalm 119:71 - It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes. God did not spare the rod of correction on David. His son Solomon wrote that it is good to chasten our sons and daughters at times, to teach them the right ways of God, Proverbs 22:6, 29:15-17. God chastens every soul He loves, Dueteronomy 8:5-6.
Psalm 119:72 - The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. God owns all the silver and gold, but to this man who seeks God's laws first, he will give them wisdom, understanding and knowledge of how to keep God's ways, Proverbs 8:1-20, 32-36, Isaiah 66:2.
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Psalm 119:73 - Thy hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. David was awed by why God had made us humans in the first place, Psalm 8:4-9. God's answer to king David and us today is to read God's instruction book the Bible and search it to prove all things and get on the right path to righteousness, John 14:6, Acts 17:10-12, 2 Timothy 2:15-16. Revelation 3:8. Jesus Christ is the shepherd that comes through the door of your mind, John 10:1-5,7-18.
Psalm 119:74 - They that fear me will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. David's friends were glad to see him return to Jerusalem, after he had fled from his son Absalom who was trying to detrone him, 2 Samuel 15:1-21, 17:1-16, 2 Samuel 19:8-9, 18-19.
Psalm 119:75 - I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. David learned from his mistakes and proved to God that he was still faithful to his word, Psalm 66:18-20.
Psalm 119:76 - Let I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. God has not created us to destroy us, but to teach us His ways, and have mercy on us and save us, Psalm 147:11. Jesus came to save sinners not to destroy them, 1 Timothy 1:15, John 12: 47-50..
Psalm 119:77 - Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight. David understood God's great mercies and stayed close to the God of Israel, because he enjoyed the way God treated him and his nation Israel, Psalm 33:5-7.
Psalm 119:78 - Let the proud be ashamed; for they they deal perversely with me without cause; but I will meditate in thy precepts. Those that follow God's ways and keep them will be laughed at and ridiculed, but God will protect us from there evil devices, Psalm 23:4-6.
Psalm 119:79 - Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. Those that are of God will speak to one another of God's great works and God will bless them, Malachi 3:16, 4:1-4.
Psalm 119:80 - Let thy heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. When we follow God's ways, God will bless us with a great understanding of His Word, 2 Timothy 3:14-17. Seek God's wisdom for a better understanding, Proverbs 1:13-23.
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Psalm 119:81 - My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I will hope in thy word. There is no doubt that David fasted and prayed when he was under stress for commitng some terrible sin or because he was running from his enemies, 2 Samuel 12:9-12, 13-24.
Psalm 119:82 - Mine eyes fail for thy words, saying, when wilt thou comfort me. King David would spend sleepless nights at times, searching for God's forgiveness, Psalm 4:1-8.
Psalm 119:83 - For I have become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. David found it hard at times to keep God's law when surrounded by many problems, but he did not forsake God's ways, Psalm 30:1-4.
Psalm 119:84 - How many are the days of your servant? When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me? Though king David lived life to the full, he still had many adverseries, even among his own family who berated him. God still protected him and punished those that would not stop trying to depose him as king over Israel or kill him, Psalm 89:3,15, 18-20, 22-23.
Psalm 119:85 - The Proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law. God did give David help from those that would have liked to kill him, because David sought after God's favor to deliver him from them, Psalm 57:1-11.
Psalm 119:86 - All thy commandments are faithful, they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me. David had constant problems throughout his life, but was continually seeking to obey God, and not let them detract him, Psalm 109:1-7, 29-31.
Psalm 119:87 - They almost consumed me upon the earth; but I forsook not thy precepts. David was hard pressed by his son Absalom, but God sent a friend to help David defeat his son, Psalm 32:1-5, 2 Samuel 16:16, 17:5-14, 23-24, 18:7,15.
Psalm 119:88 - Quicken me after thy loving kindnesses; so shall I keep thy testimony of thy mouth. God did show his loving kindness to David and forgave him all his sins. This was God's grace in action. This was a major reason why David was inspired to keep all of God's ways, even the very best that he could, Psalm 30:1-12.
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Psalm 119:89 - Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. God does not change his righteous will for us, Malachi 3:6, Hebrews13:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:23-28.
Psalm 119:90 - Thy faithfulness is unto all generations; thou hast established the earth and it abideth. Yes, the earth will keep on existing forever and king David will be part of it with us all that keep God's laws, Revelation 21:22-27, Ezekiel 37:25., Revelation 22:12.
Psalm 119:91 - They dcontinue this day according to thine ordinances; for all are thy servants. God will finish His work here on the earth, and it will become a world without end, Psalm 22:26-31, Ephesians 3:9-21.
Psalm 119:92 - Unless thy law had been my delights, I should have perished in my affliction. David tried very hard to keep God's laws and so should we. He taught the Israelites the importance of obeying God's laws and statutes, Psalm 25:1-9.
Psalm 119:93 - I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. David put his trust in the God of Israel and can look forward to the Day of his change to becoming one of God's sons and daughters, 2 Corinthians 6:16-18.
Psalm 119:94 - I am thine, save me, for I keep thy precepts. God will resurrect King David and he will live forever, Psalm 16:1-11, Jeremiah 30:9.
Psalm119:95 - The wicked have waited to destroy me, but I will consider thy testimonies. Again, David was quick to call on God because he knew God cared for him because he was a righteous man and kept God's Laws once he learned the full signifigance of them., Psalm 64:10-16.
Psalm 119:96 - I have seen and end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceedingly broad. God's law of love can be applied to every aspect of our lives, Psalm 19:1-14.
We hope that you have enjoyed this part of our Bible Study on King David's very inspiring song and Psalm 119:49-96. We will be back with more of this awesome revelation by David on God's law of Love and I hope you will take it to your heart, 1 John 4:10 - 19 - 'Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be a propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelth in us, because he hath given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth not is made perfect in love. We love Him because He first Loved us."
We are the property of the Holy Spirit, Ruach HaKadosh, 1 Corinthians 6:19 -20. Jesus said both he and the Father love us so much that they will also come and live in us when we love them, Exodus 20:2-12, John 14:20-24 - "At that Day, ye shall know that I am in the Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that keepeth my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto Him, not Iscariot. Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not to the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man (or a woman)love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and make Our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me."
Jesus said if you love Him keep the commandments, John 14:15. Amen..
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