Psalm 119:17-32

GIMEL Previously the psalmist meditated in God's precepts, here we see him meditating in God's statutes, and taking delight in doing God's will. He is counseled by God's testimony, meaning he uses the word of God as guidance for his life and takes joy in doing so, yet he is asking God to take this feeling further! He wants to look on God's word with a sense of wonder despite the hardships he has faced (v.23).

Psalm 119:1-16

ALEPH Verses 1-3 are general statements, whereas 4-8 are directed at the Lord. The psalmist states that those who follow God's word are blessed, and so he wants to become more diligent in doing so. I see there being a way to misinterpret this as a means to personal gain. Following God's word in an attempt to be rewarded by God. The ultimate reward, though is entry into His kingdom. I feel reminded that "He must increase, I must decrease" John 3:30. Our goal is to worship God in all His glory, to lead by example in order that others may know Him.

Psalm 119

Psalm 119 is a chapter of instruction of what to do with God's word. It is formatted in poetry in acrostic form in 22 stanzas, one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The writer is unknown, but believed to be King David.

Ecclesiastes 12

God as Creator: God is sovereign over all His creation. We shouldn't wait until we are old to seek out God after our life is near the end and we are no longer able to enjoy it, we will have piddled away all of the pleasure in it God could have provided. The world challenges …

Ecclesiastes 11

This is a great group of scripture passages that can directly relate to the risks of various financial investments. Nobody can know what the future holds, so it is best not to put all your eggs in one basket, diversify your portfolio of investments, and work hard, not trusting in a future 'something' you don't …

Ecclesiastes 10

When making perfume, miniscule amounts of various extracts are added to create the most appealing mixture of scents and notes. The addition of something foul to something good can overwhelm the entire mixture and turn it. Such as with the verse "a little leaven leavens the whole loaf" (Gal 5:9). In v.2 a wise man …

Ecclesiastes 9

All things that happen in our lives are under the ultimate control of God; whether they seem to be going our way or not. All things come from God, I need to therefore praise Him in all things, whether my life is going as I hope it to go, or not. My study bible has …

Ecclesiastes 8

God is our king, and He is King of kings over all other authority, because all authority in heaven and on earth comes from Him (Matt 28:18). As much as we must live under the laws of our country we should be standing up to challenge those laws that go against the ways of the …

Ecclesiastes 7

We would do well to live in a way that we are spoken of positively by others, "a good name", moreso than if we quantify ourselves by our accomplishments. Be a good person vs. doing good things in action only. We were all born into a world of sin, and for those who follow the …

Ecclesiastes 6

You can have everything you wish for here on earth, yet it will never fully satisfy. The gifts (given to us by God) are ultimately useless without the ability for us to enjoy them, which is why we need to believe that God has also given us the ability and allowance to do so. God …