Friday, February 17, 2012

Psalm 119:73-104


Wednesday's study was on:



Psalm 119:73-88

New International Version (NIV)
 י Yodh
 73 Your hands made me and formed me;
   give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me,
   for I have put my hope in your word.
75 I know, LORD, that your laws are righteous,
   and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 May your unfailing love be my comfort,
   according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
   for your law is my delight.
78 May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause;
   but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 May those who fear you turn to me,
   those who understand your statutes.
80 May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees,
   that I may not be put to shame.
   כ Kaph
 81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation,
   but I have put my hope in your word.
82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise;
   I say, “When will you comfort me?”
83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke,
   I do not forget your decrees.
84 How long must your servant wait?
   When will you punish my persecutors?
85 The arrogant dig pits to trap me,
   contrary to your law.
86 All your commands are trustworthy;
   help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.
87 They almost wiped me from the earth,
   but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In your unfailing love preserve my life,
   that I may obey the statutes of your mouth.

1. Read verse 75. What do you think about God "afflicting" us?

2. Read verse 81. Do you thirst or hunger for longing? Explain.

3. Read verse 82. Have you ever grown weary or tired in your journey waiting for God to show up and comfort you or to fix your problem? Explain.

4. Read verse 83. What does "wineskin in the smoke" mean? Look it up on Google. Do you ever feel like this?

5. Read verse 85. What pits have people set for you? What pitfalls have you set yourself up for?

6. Read verse 88. Read back to any Psalm 119 verse and list all the ways that God "preserves" us.

Now, meditate on how much God loves you.

Blessings, Friends!

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