Part VI: Free to Speak Psalm 119:41-48

This passage is a continuation of the psalmist declaring his commitment to keep God’s law.  It is a commitment to follow God’s Word, no matter the pressures that life puts on him. He makes the bold statement that he would speak of God’s testimonies before kings, and would not be ashamed.

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Jolindi van der Merwe
Part V: I know I shouldn't but... Psalm 119:33-40

I often threaten to leave my phone in the boot of the car but the lure of a quick follow up text or e-mail usually gets the better of me. I have had a number of close calls because my eyes were focused on my smartphone screen instead of the road. I then read the following stats from the Huffington Post which renewed my commitment to keeping my eyes fixed firmly on the road.

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Part III: Just Bible It! Psalm 119:17-24

An acquaintance came up to me the other day asking for some advice. When people learn that you work for a church, this happens quite a lot. She spent some time divulging her dilemma and then she asked me what I thought she should do. I asked her a few clarifying questions and then (as she was a Christian) I asked her if she had consulted Scripture on the matter.

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Part II: But seriously, HOW? Psalm 119:9-16

The Bible answers every question that is vitally important to us in this life and the life to come. Some people think the Bible is not relevant to the realities of today. For the psalmist, it was perfect in its instruction and application, even so for Jesus; we must remember that the Old Testament was His Bible. The Psalmist, who was deeply concerned about personal purity, was asking, ‘What is the secret to personal, practical holiness?’

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Part I: New Years Resolutions? Psalm 119:1-8

New Year’s Resolutions… Some of us love them, others hate them and most of us do not stick to them. Each year, my wife Kirsty and I like to dream together as we see in the new year whilst sipping champagne (or rather, sweet sparkling wine). I’d love to tell you that I am incredibly spiritual and profound, but every year, my goals tend to be very worldly.

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A Brief Introduction to Psalm 119

The writer, considered to be King David or Ezra, communicates his delight in the Word of God. Psalm 119 is the single longest chapter in the Bible. It consists of twenty-two sections each of eight verses. Each of these twenty-two sections features a letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

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