Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bible Study Notes in Psalms- Chapter 119:81-96: Kaph and Lamedh

Psalm 119 (Kaph and Lamedh)- Verses 81-96


-*Kaph Application* Have you related to what the Psalmist is saying here about languishing (kalah- to be spent, exhausted, to be finished, to come to an end) for God’s salvation, whether it be a situation on this earth or a longing for our eternal home in Heaven? Do ever feel like you just can’t take any more of the tough times that God has allowed you to go through? Sometimes the only thing we can do beside cry out to our Maker is to wait on His Word. This is a common condition to man as we can see here in the Scriptures. His will is to perfect (complete, finish) us in His image, and that unfortunately at times includes suffering (Genesis 1:27, 1 John 2:5, 1 Peter 5:9-10). In those turbulent times of distress, remember to cling to His Word over you to comfort and protect in His transcending security. His judgment will come upon the wicked, and we will stand justified IF we have held on to His promises and remembered His statutes of love (1 John 4:13-17). Those who defy His law, deceive, and persecute you have a definite end (Philippians 3:18-20, Revelation 20:14-15). Therefore, like the Psalmist, be revived in the Word of the LORD over every troubling situation you face in His strength and His saving power. Keep the testimony of God’s mouth and trust in His lovingkindness. In the end, this is what prevails victorious.

*Lamedh Application* The Word of God stands firm, or settled, in Heaven. His faithfulness extends and continues throughout all generations according to His perfect ordinances, which are intended for the conquering inheritance of His servants (Psalm 119:89-91, 1 Peter 1:3-4, Acts 20:32; 26:18). As long as the law of love that God gives us is our delight, we need not worry about perishing in our afflictions. Never forget His precepts for by them you are revived. He will redeem and save by His righteousness alone when we seek Him out and trust in the work of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. So, diligently consider His testimonies to overcome evil that wants to destroy you in this world and steal your prize. There is an end and a limit to all human systems and perfections, but God’s ways, held strong by His commandments, have the power to give grace, mercy, and life. Christ is the ultimate fulfillment and completion of God’s law of love, and there is no condemnation in Him for those who believe (Romans 8:1). His Kingdom is broad and has no end (Isaiah 9:7, Luke 1:33).


Verse to Memorize: Psalm 119:89

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