Study Guide – Psalm 119 Waw

Psalm119Waw
ו Waw

41 May your unfailing love come to me, Lord,
    your salvation, according to your promise;
42 then I can answer anyone who taunts me,
    for I trust in your word.
43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth,
    for I have put my hope in your laws.
44 I will always obey your law,
    for ever and ever.
45 I will walk about in freedom,
    for I have sought out your precepts.
46 I will speak of your statutes before kings
    and will not be put to shame,
47 for I delight in your commands
    because I love them.
48 I reach out for your commands, which I love,
    that I may meditate on your decrees. NIV

 

The sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet (waw = pronounced like "vuv") continues the acrostic of the sixth section of Psalm 119. After reading verses 41-48, reflect upon how this section corresponds with the first 40 verses. What similarities and key words do you notice?


How is verse 42 an outcome for verse 41?


Look at verse 43. What would it mean for God's word of truth taken from our mouths?


Look at verse 45. What is a precept? How does seeking out God's precepts help the writer of this psalm "walk about in freedom"?


This section contains both vulnerability and confidence. Using verses 41-48 as your guide, describe how these two concepts should be evident in the life of someone who follows after God.


Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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