Study Guide – Psalm 119 Teth

ט Teth

65 Do good to your servant
    according to your word, Lord.
66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment,
    for I trust your commands.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,
    but now I obey your word.
68 You are good, and what you do is good;
    teach me your decrees.
69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,
    I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling,
    but I delight in your law.
71 It was good for me to be afflicted
    so that I might learn your decrees.
72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me
    than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. NIV


Take a moment to ponder the implications of verse 72.


How does verse 72 explain the depth of meaning behind each of the other verses in this ninth section of Psalm 119?


Imagine a scenario where you had a choice between receiving _____________ (fill-in-the-blank-with-your-greatest-temptation) or "the law" from the Lord's "mouth". In that moment, which would you choose? In hindsight which would you choose? What if you were faced with this choice each day– what would become your consisent pattern?


::::: Application Challenge :::::

One at a time, read though each verse of this section again… and as you do, pray in personal response to each line.

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.

One thought on “Study Guide – Psalm 119 Teth

  1. Thanks for the study guide Mr.Castor, God bless you for being a vessel to strengthen others. I pray that God helps you in all your endeavours and uses you in more wonderful way as well. God bless! (You and your loved ones).


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