PSALMS 119:1-8 THE BENEFITS OF THE SPOTLESS LIFE

PSALMS 119:1-8 THE BENEFITS OF THE SPOTLESS LIFE

THE PROMISE OF GOOD V.1-2

THEIR CHARACTER

PRIVILEGES FROM THE ALL POWERFUL   

Blessed are
                                                                                                             

PLEASURE FROM PRECISION                         

the undefiled 

PURSUIT ON A PATHWAY                                 

in the way,

THEIR CONDUCT

A PROCEDURE                                                       

who walk

A PERFORMANCE                                                 

in the law

A PRINCIPLE                                                           

of the LORD.    

         
THEIR CONTINUANCE

REWARDED                                                           

Blessed are they 

REMINDED                                                             

that keep

RETENTIVE                                                             

his testimonies,

THEIR COMMITMENT

DETERMINATION                                               

and that seek him

DEVOTION                                                             

with the whole heart.

THE PATTERN OF GOOD V.3-7

STRENGTH NOT DRAWN FROM THE SELF LIFE          

They also do no iniquity:

STRENGTH DRAWN FROM THE SOVEREIGN’S LIFE

they walk in his ways.

SUBMISSION DIRECTED                                                 

You have commanded us

STEADFAST DIRECTION                                                  

to keep your precepts diligently.

SECURE IN ME YOUR DETAILS         

O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!

STABLE DEMEANOR                         

Then shall I not be ashamed,

SPECIFIC DEFERENCE                      

when I have respect unto all your commandments

SPECIAL DEVOTION                           

I will praise you with uprightness of heart,

SURRENDERING TO HIS DECISIONS

when I will have learned your righteous judgments

THE PURPOSE OF GOOD V.8

SHELTER ME IN YOUR DIRECTIVES

I will keep thy statutes O forsake me not utterly

ALEPH is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The psalmist poetically begins the first eight verses of Psalm 119 with the letter aleph. Aleph is the symbol for the Ox. The Ox is a picture of yielding to a superior power to perform a service. This is an image of passive surrender and humble obedience. Jesus lived a life of perfect dependance.

 Jesus said…that the one who had sent me, has not left me alone, because I always do what pleases Him John 8:29

Jesus explained, my food is to do the will of Him that sent me, and to finish His work John 4:34.

Doing things exactly the way the Father wanted things accomplished was Jesus satisfying passion. He said “not my will but Your will”

Jesus bowed down in compliance and mused with delight at every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

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