Study Guide – Psalm 119 Nun

Psalm119Nun
נ Nun

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet,
    a light on my path.
106 I have taken an oath and confirmed it,
    that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 I have suffered much;
    preserve my life, Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth,
    and teach me your laws.
109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands,
    I will not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a snare for me,
    but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 Your statutes are my heritage forever;
    they are the joy of my heart.
112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees
    to the very end. NIV


If someone were to declare verse 105 to be true for their own life, what characteristics would you expect to be present in their daily behaviors? What characteristics would not be present?

 

Take your time to study how each verse in the rest of the stanza specifically depict verse 105?

 

In verse 108, what does the "willing" praise mean? Why might this be different than regular praise & worship with other believers?

 

This acrostic section of Psalm 119 begins with the Hebrew letter nun. Now that you have studied through the first thirteen stanza's of Psalm 119, what common words, themes and key ideas stand out to you?

 

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

Over the next 24 hours, memorize verse 105 and remind yourself of it repeatedly.

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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