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A New Song in My Heart – Psalm 119

Psalm 119
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Pastor Dave Clear

* Illustration: Malcom Gladwell – Outliers – 10,000 hours

* The authorship of Psalm 119 is unknown.

1) Minority view – Ezra wrote this Psalm.
2) Majority view – David wrote this Psalm.

* Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm.

* Psalm 119 is arranged alphabetically.

* The theme of Psalm 119 is the priority of the will of God.

Three themes:

1)┬áThe Bible is God’s authoritative Word.

a) Law (25 times)
b) Testimonies (10 times)
c) Ways (7 times)
d) Precepts (21 times)
e) Statutes (22 times)
f) Commandments (22 times)
g) Judgments (23 times)
h) Word (42 times)

Others sometimes cited:
i) Faithfulness (v. 90)
j) Righteousness (v. 40)
k) Thy name (v. 132)

2) The Bible is God’s reliable Word.

John Wycliffe – “The Word of God speaks; therefore, we must obey.”

3) The Bible is God’s powerful Word.

5 powerful effects:
a) Brings us into a living relationship with God.
b) Gives is stability in trials.
c) Gives us direction in life.
d) Produces purity in our lives.

John Bunyan – “This Book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this Book.”

e) Gives us joy and delight.

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