Study Guide – Psalm 119 Lamedh

Psalm119Lamedh
ל Lamedh

89 Your word, Lord, is eternal;
    it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations;
    you established the earth, and it endures.
91 Your laws endure to this day,
    for all things serve you.
92 If your law had not been my delight,
    I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts,
    for by them you have preserved my life.
94 Save me, for I am yours;
    I have sought out your precepts.
95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me,
    but I will ponder your statutes.
96 To all perfection I see a limit,
    but your commands are boundless. NIV


Explore this twelfth acrostic stanza of Psalm 119. In verses 89-91, what grand truths are spoken about God's word?

 

In verses 92-95, what personal convictions are spoken about God's word?

 

If you were the author of this psalm, how might it help to "ponder" God's statutes while the "wicked are waiting to destroy" you?

 

What does verse 96 offer someone who strives to be a 'perfectionist'?

 

::::: Equipping Challenge :::::

Articulate the meaning of verse 96. Sit in the presence of God in awe of this truth for a moment. Ask God to put the demands of your life into propoer perspective before heading off to try to "accomplish" things today. 

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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