Pastor Jonathan shares a message called "Love the Word" from Psalm 119:1-20. [powerpress] Psalm 119:1-20 (ESV)
Aleph - Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be stead fast in keeping your statutes! Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules. I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me!
Beth - How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes! With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth. In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.
Gimel - Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word. Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me! My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times.
We should love God's word because it is...
- revelation for our instruction
- riches for our delight
- rescue for our sinful souls
Parent Connection Questions:
- What would it be like to try to assemble a huge Lego model with no instructions?
- How can the Bible give us instructions?
- When can it be good to give someone bad news?
- What bad news and good news does the Bible tell us?