Podcasts about Psalm 119

Share on
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Reddit
Copy link to clipboard
  • 1,352PODCASTS
  • 5,231EPISODES
  • 25mAVG DURATION
  • 4DAILY NEW EPISODES
  • Jan 12, 2022LATEST
Psalm 119

POPULARITY

20122013201420152016201720182019202020212022


Best podcasts about Psalm 119

Show all podcasts related to psalm 119

Latest podcast episodes about Psalm 119

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
January 12: Psalm 119:1–24; Psalms 12–14; Genesis 4:1–16; Hebrews 2:11–18; John 1:29–42

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 9:50


1 Epiphany First Psalm: Psalm 119:1–24 Psalm 119:1–24 (Listen) Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet Aleph 119   1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless,    who walk in the law of the LORD!2   Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,    who seek him with their whole heart,3   who also do no wrong,    but walk in his ways!4   You have commanded your precepts    to be kept diligently.5   Oh that my ways may be steadfast    in keeping your statutes!6   Then I shall not be put to shame,    having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.7   I will praise you with an upright heart,    when I learn your righteous rules.28   I will keep your statutes;    do not utterly forsake me! Beth 9   How can a young man keep his way pure?    By guarding it according to your word.10   With my whole heart I seek you;    let me not wander from your commandments!11   I have stored up your word in my heart,    that I might not sin against you.12   Blessed are you, O LORD;    teach me your statutes!13   With my lips I declare    all the rules3 of your mouth.14   In the way of your testimonies I delight    as much as in all riches.15   I will meditate on your precepts    and fix my eyes on your ways.16   I will delight in your statutes;    I will not forget your word. Gimel 17   Deal bountifully with your servant,    that I may live and keep your word.18   Open my eyes, that I may behold    wondrous things out of your law.19   I am a sojourner on the earth;    hide not your commandments from me!20   My soul is consumed with longing    for your rules4 at all times.21   You rebuke the insolent, accursed ones,    who wander from your commandments.22   Take away from me scorn and contempt,    for I have kept your testimonies.23   Even though princes sit plotting against me,    your servant will meditate on your statutes.24   Your testimonies are my delight;    they are my counselors. Footnotes [1] 119:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem of twenty-two stanzas, following the letters of the Hebrew alphabet; within a stanza, each verse begins with the same Hebrew letter [2] 119:7 Or your just and righteous decrees; also verses 62, 106, 160, 164 [3] 119:13 Or all the just decrees [4] 119:20 Or your just decrees; also verses 30, 39, 43, 52, 75, 102, 108, 137, 156, 175 (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalms 12–14 Psalms 12–14 (Listen) The Faithful Have Vanished To the choirmaster: according to The Sheminith.1 A Psalm of David. 12   Save, O LORD, for the godly one is gone;    for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man.2   Everyone utters lies to his neighbor;    with flattering lips and a double heart they speak. 3   May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,    the tongue that makes great boasts,4   those who say, “With our tongue we will prevail,    our lips are with us; who is master over us?” 5   “Because the poor are plundered, because the needy groan,    I will now arise,” says the LORD;    “I will place him in the safety for which he longs.”6   The words of the LORD are pure words,    like silver refined in a furnace on the ground,    purified seven times. 7   You, O LORD, will keep them;    you will guard us2 from this generation forever.8   On every side the wicked prowl,    as vileness is exalted among the children of man. How Long, O Lord? To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 13   How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?    How long will you hide your face from me?2   How long must I take counsel in my soul    and have sorrow in my heart all the day?  How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? 3   Consider and answer me, O LORD my God;    light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,4   lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”    lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken. 5   But I have trusted in your steadfast love;    my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.6   I will sing to the LORD,    because he has dealt bountifully with me. The Fool Says, There Is No God To the choirmaster. Of David. 14   The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”    They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;    there is none who does good. 2   The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man,    to see if there are any who understand,3    who seek after God. 3   They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;    there is none who does good,    not even one. 4   Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers    who eat up my people as they eat bread    and do not call upon the LORD? 5   There they are in great terror,    for God is with the generation of the righteous.6   You would shame the plans of the poor,    but4 the LORD is his refuge. 7   Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!    When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people,    let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad. Footnotes [1] 12:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 12:7 Or guard him [3] 14:2 Or that act wisely [4] 14:6 Or for (ESV) Old Testament: Genesis 4:1–16 Genesis 4:1–16 (Listen) Cain and Abel 4 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten1 a man with the help of the LORD.” 2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. 3 In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground, 4 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, 5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. 6 The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted?2 And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to3 you, but you must rule over it.” 8 Cain spoke to Abel his brother.4 And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. 9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?” 10 And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground. 11 And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.” 13 Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.5 14 Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.” 15 Then the LORD said to him, “Not so! If anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the LORD put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him. 16 Then Cain went away from the presence of the LORD and settled in the land of Nod,6 east of Eden. Footnotes [1] 4:1 Cain sounds like the Hebrew for gotten [2] 4:7 Hebrew will there not be a lifting up [of your face]? [3] 4:7 Or is toward [4] 4:8 Hebrew; Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate add Let us go out to the field [5] 4:13 Or My guilt is too great to bear [6] 4:16 Nod means wandering (ESV) New Testament: Hebrews 2:11–18 Hebrews 2:11–18 (Listen) 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source.1 That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,2 12 saying,   “I will tell of your name to my brothers;    in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” 13 And again,   “I will put my trust in him.” And again,   “Behold, I and the children God has given me.” 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Footnotes [1] 2:11 Greek all are of one [2] 2:11 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters (ESV) Gospel: John 1:29–42 John 1:29–42 (Listen) Behold, the Lamb of God 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.' 31 I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' 34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son1 of God.” Jesus Calls the First Disciples 35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38 Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.2 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus3 was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter4). Footnotes [1] 1:34 Some manuscripts the Chosen One [2] 1:39 That is, about 4 p.m. [3] 1:40 Greek him [4] 1:42 Cephas and Peter are from the word for rock in Aramaic and Greek, respectively (ESV)

Watkinsville Podcast
Hide the Word - Psalm 119:11

Watkinsville Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022


A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Meditation is a very broad word. Biblically speaking, it's a time of focused, intentional thought. Using your imagination to better see reality. Meditation embraces the importance of talking to yourself rather than just always listening to your brain's chatter. Psalm 42:5–6 NIV 5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. 6 My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you. Psalm 42:8 NIV By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:11 NIV Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Genesis 24:63 (ESV) And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, there were camels coming. Psalms 119:27 (ESV) …I will meditate on your wondrous works. Psalms 119:23 (ESV) Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. Psalms 119:78 (ESV) …They have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts. Psalms 119:148 (ESV) My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise. Psalms 77:12 (ESV) I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds. Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it. Follow Dave Cover on Twitter https://twitter.com/davecover (@davecover) Follow A Bigger Life on Twitter https://twitter.com/abiggerlifepod (@ABiggerLifePod) This podcast is a ministry of https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (The Crossing), a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.

Our Daily Portion with WIT Ministries

Vav. Zayin. Heth. Teth. Yodh. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/matt-russell6/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/matt-russell6/support

Walking In The Word
Psalm 119:51-52

Walking In The Word

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 9:50


When you are mocked for your faith --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimmy-barrett/support

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path
January 3: Deuteronomy 32:10–12; Job 36:22; Psalm 23:3–4; Psalm 48:14; Psalm 107:7; Isaiah 46:4; Isaiah 58:11; Psalm 119:18; Luke 18:41; Luke 24:45; John 14:26; Ephesians 1:17–19; James 1:17

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 2:24


Morning: Deuteronomy 32:10–12; Job 36:22; Psalm 23:3–4; Psalm 48:14; Psalm 107:7; Isaiah 46:4; Isaiah 58:11 He led them by a straight way. “He found [Jacob] in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions, the Lord alone guided him.”—“Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.” He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. “And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”—This is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.—“Who is a teacher like him?” Deuteronomy 32:10–12 (Listen) 10   “He found him in a desert land,    and in the howling waste of the wilderness;  he encircled him, he cared for him,    he kept him as the apple of his eye.11   Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,    that flutters over its young,  spreading out its wings, catching them,    bearing them on its pinions,12   the LORD alone guided him,    no foreign god was with him. (ESV) Job 36:22 (Listen) 22   Behold, God is exalted in his power;    who is a teacher like him? (ESV) Psalm 23:3–4 (Listen) 3     He restores my soul.  He leads me in paths of righteousness1    for his name's sake. 4   Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,2    I will fear no evil,  for you are with me;    your rod and your staff,    they comfort me. Footnotes [1] 23:3 Or in right paths [2] 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness (ESV) Psalm 48:14 (Listen) 14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.1 Footnotes [1] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death (ESV) Psalm 107:7 (Listen) 7   He led them by a straight way    till they reached a city to dwell in. (ESV) Isaiah 46:4 (Listen) 4   even to your old age I am he,    and to gray hairs I will carry you.  I have made, and I will bear;    I will carry and will save. (ESV) Isaiah 58:11 (Listen) 11   And the LORD will guide you continually    and satisfy your desire in scorched places    and make your bones strong;  and you shall be like a watered garden,    like a spring of water,    whose waters do not fail. (ESV) Evening: Psalm 119:18; Luke 18:41; Luke 24:45; John 14:26; Ephesians 1:17–19; James 1:17 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.—“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things.”—Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights. The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might. Psalm 119:18 (Listen) 18   Open my eyes, that I may behold    wondrous things out of your law. (ESV) Luke 18:41 (Listen) 41 “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.” (ESV) Luke 24:45 (Listen) 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, (ESV) John 14:26 (Listen) 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. (ESV) Ephesians 1:17–19 (Listen) 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might (ESV) James 1:17 (Listen) 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.1 Footnotes [1] 1:17 Some manuscripts variation due to a shadow of turning (ESV)

Free Range Preacher on Prayer
Feature: Psalm 119:9-16 - Walking a Worthy Walk

Free Range Preacher on Prayer

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 3:55


We listen again to the Word of God through Psalm 119. Today verses 9-17: Are ways are before the Father our Savior, and the purpose of God's people is to walk in a manner worthy of our Creator, Savior, and our Helper. Each of the 176 verses of Psalm 119 is designed to help us in our worthy walk. Let us read together to the glory of Jesus Christ and the pleasure of our relationship with Him. Psalm 119:9-16 Beth 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Thy word. 10 With all my heart I have sought Thee; Do not let me wander from Thy commandments. 11 Thy word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against Thee. 12 Blessed art Thou, O LORD; Teach me Thy statutes. 13 With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Thy mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, As much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on Thy precepts, And regard Thy ways. 16 I shall delight in Thy statutes; I shall not forget Thy word. Establish Thy word to Thy servant, bAs that which produces reverence for Thee. - Psalm 119:38 And since He bids me seek His face, Believe His Word and trust His grace, I'll cast on Him my every care, And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!" Assistant Editor: Seven Jefferson Gossard www.frponprayer.com freerangeprayer@gmail.com Facebook - Free Range Preacher Ministries Instagram: freerangeministries All our Scripture quotes are drawn from the NASB 1977 edition. For access to the Voice Over services of Richard Durrington, please visit RichardDurrington.com or email him at Durringtonr@gmail.com Our podcast art designed by @sammmmmmmmm23 Instagram Season 4 Episode 16

Martensdale Community Church
Psalm 119:137-144 Tsadhe – Righteous LORD, Righteous Word

Martensdale Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 35:34


Martensdale Community Church
Sermon Discussion (Psalm 119:137-144)

Martensdale Community Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 59:41


Harvest New Beginnings Podcast
Hold Onto the Word and Don't Let Go (Psalm 119:161-168)

Harvest New Beginnings Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 42:38


Bible Meditation Podcast
1561: Psalm 119:97-104 Meditation

Bible Meditation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 3:22


Today we will meditate on the Psalm selected for this today, Psalm 119:97-104. Background music from "Soul Breaker" by Alex Mason and the Minor Emotions. Connect with us: Website: NikkiRach.com Twitter: @MeditationBible Facebook Group: Spiritual Disciplines for Today Email: Nikki.Rach@NikkiRach.com

For the Hope
Reflection: Start Here (Psalm 119:18)

For the Hope

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 8:16


What's this podcast all about? And what's this "prop us up on our leaning side" thing?

Walking In The Word
Psalm 119:49-50

Walking In The Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 9:31


When you need hope --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimmy-barrett/support

Answers For Today
According To Thy Mercies - Psalm 119:124

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 7:15


Walking In The Word
Psalm 119:47-48

Walking In The Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 8:55


Has the Word of God changed your life? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimmy-barrett/support

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

We've been looking through the imaginative paintings of God's life-creating power in Genesis 1-3 as we read Psalm 119. (To understand more what makes Psalm 119 so unique in the Bible, read the show notes from the Dec 21 episode.) Imagine eating the fruit from the Tree of Life. What might it have tasted like? What would you feel like afterward? Genesis 2-3 tells us that its fruit was the ultimate superfood – the life-giving nutrient of “forever”!  After Adam and Eve rejected the commandment of God, God banished them from Eden. One big reason was so that they could not eat from the Tree of Life and live forever in their state of brokenness and dysfunction. It was a mercy killing of sorts so that God could bring resurrection through the Offspring of promise in https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%203%3A15&version=NIV (Genesis 3:15).  Genesis 3:22 NIV And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” Genesis 3:24 NIV After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. The Tree of Life promises in Revelation. Revelation 2:7 NIV Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. Revelation 22:2 NIV On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:14 NIV “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.” Revelation 22:19 NIV And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. God's word is the most tangible thing we have that's a kind of Tree of Life. Imagine eating from the Tree of Life as you read and meditate on God's word. Psalm 119 ESV 89 Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. 111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. 142 Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.  144 Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.  152 Long have I known from your testimonies that you have founded them forever. 160 The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. Abundance. Genesis 2:9-10 NIV The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. A river watering the garden flowed from Eden. Speaking of the wisdom of God's word (the word for “wisdom” in Hebrew is femine in gender). Proverbs 3:13–20 NIV 13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed. 19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; 20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew. God's word (commandments, promises, etc) are eternal because they are entwined into the very fabric of the universe. Repeated throughout all  of...

Answers For Today
My Hope Is Almost Gone - Psalm 119:123

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 10:33


Free Range Preacher on Prayer
Feature: Psalm 119:1-8 Rev

Free Range Preacher on Prayer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 3:55


We introduced this feature a few days ago, and there will be some refinements. Still, I encourage you: read in your Bibles, or through this description, or on our website www.frponprayer.com and invite the Holy Spirit to illuminate His word to ignite your affections and light the path to your direction. Amen. Psalm 119:1-8 1 How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD. 2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart. 3 They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways. 4 Thou hast ordained Thy precepts That we should keep them diligently. 5 Oh, that my ways may be established To keep Thy statutes! 6 Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Thy commandments. 7 I shall give thanks to Thee with uprightness of heart When I learn Thy righteous judgments. 8 I shall keep Thy statutes; Do not forsake me utterly! Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, open our eyes to your beauty and purpose. Amen. And since He bids me seek His face, Believe His Word and trust His grace, I'll cast on Him my every care, And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!" Assistant Editor: Seven Jefferson Gossard www.frponprayer.com freerangeprayer@gmail.com Facebook - Free Range Preacher Ministries Instagram: freerangeministries All our Scripture quotes are drawn from the NASB 1977 edition. For access to the Voice Over services of Richard Durrington, please visit RichardDurrington.com or email him at Durringtonr@gmail.com Our podcast art designed by @sammmmmmmmm23 Instagram Season 4 Episode 15

Walking In The Word
Psalm 119:46

Walking In The Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 8:49


The secret of boldness --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimmy-barrett/support

Answers For Today
God Is Our Defense - Psalm 119:122

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 7:21


Walking In The Word
Psalm 119:45

Walking In The Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 9:32


Committing to follow God's Word --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimmy-barrett/support

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
Help Me Treasure Your Word! | Psalm 119

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 25:48


We've been looking through the imaginative paintings of God's life-creating power in Genesis 1-3 as we read Psalm 119. (To understand more what makes Psalm 119 so unique in the Bible, read the show notes from the Dec 21 episode.) What's your attitude toward the Bible? Not your beliefs, but your feelings about the Bible's place in your life? If you're like me, it's kind of mixed. My good self thinks of it as water to my dry and parched soul. But often my more hardened-hearted self would rather read or watch something else instead. But once I start reading it something happens. My heart softens and it's like a breath of God's fresh air breathed into my soul. Sometimes that happens more than other times, but a little happens each time. That's because God's Spirit living within me is using the breath of God's word to bring spiritual oxygen back into my spiritual blood stream. What I've just done there is imagine a picture that describes a deeper, more mysterious reality. And that's what Psalm 119 does repeatedly regarding our need for God's word. And that's what Genesis 1-3 does as well.  Imagery and Imagination are essential if you're going to desire God and want to live by his promises and his word. God created us as powerfully imaginative beings, and it's why the word of God is filled with compelling imagery and imagination. One of the most repeated images in Psalm 119 focuses us on the true delight of God's word to our true self re-created in Christ and indwelt by God's Spirit. For me, it just helps to remind myself why I really do delight in God's word. It cuts through all the fog that gets me to ignore God's word and even dread reading or hearing it. I think that's the frontline of spiritual warfare in our lives. It is in mine. And why the repeated images and meditations in Psalm 119 on the value and treasure and delight of God's word is so helpful for us to imagine. Let's do that together in this episode. Psalm 119 ESV 14 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.  24 Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.  35 Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it.  37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.  72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.  77 Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.  103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!  111 Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart.  127 Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.  143 Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.  162 I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.  174 I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight. Jesus says… Matthew 13:44–46 NIV “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. 72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.  127 Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold. 162 I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.  Psalm 19:7–13 NIV 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.  9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.  10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter...

Answers For Today
Leave Me Not to the Oppressors - Psalm 119:121

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 8:17


McLean Bible Church Audio Podcast
How to Understand the Bible | Psalm 119

McLean Bible Church Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 28:10


Walking In The Word
Psalm 119:43-44

Walking In The Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 8:10


Living with power of God's Word --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jimmy-barrett/support

The Bible Baptist Church
Psalm 119:1-8

The Bible Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 41:00


How is the word, and can the word of God be a comfort to us if we do not know the meaning of it- Compare what we are going through with the word of God and the word of God becomes clear regarding circumstances in our lives.

Answers For Today
Fear of God - Psalm 119:120

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 8:50


Answers For Today
The End of the Wicked - Psalm 119:119

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 9:51


Answers For Today
Those That Err From God‘s Word - Psalm 119:118

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 9:14


Our Daily Portion with WIT Ministries

Meditations and prayers relating to the Law of God. Aleph. Beth. Gimel. Daleth. He. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/matt-russell6/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/matt-russell6/support

Answers For Today
Please Uphold Me - Psalm 119:117

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 8:04


A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

We've been looking through the imaginative, word-brushed paintings of God's life-creating power in Genesis 1-3 as we read Psalm 119. (To understand more what makes Psalm 119 so unique in the Bible, read the show notes from the Dec 21 episode.) Genesis 3 is a powerful picture of the resulting dysfunctions in every human heart after the man and woman (Adam and Eve) chose to transgress God's one commandment. Genesis 3 poetically paints the human story of how, now driven by insecurities and distrust, we hide from God behind all the trees and cover ourselves and our shame from one another while seeking to manipulate others for our selfish desires. But https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%203%3A15&version=NIV (Genesis 3:15) also foreshadows that God will ultimately destroy the Serpent and our resulting dysfunction through the death and resurrection and victory of the male human offspring of the woman. We're in the middle of that story right now, between Jesus's death and resurrection and ascension, while we await his kingdom coming to bring a new, resurrected body and soul to his people, and to renew and restore all creation. And in the middle of this already/not-yet reality, God is progressively renewing and transforming his people through his Spirit (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%203%3A18&version=NIV (2 Cor 3:18)). https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%204%3A6&version=NIV (2 Corinthians 4:6) uses the poetic imagery of https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%201%3A1-2%3A3&version=NIV (Genesis 1:2-3) as a picture of what God's Spirit must do in the heart of every follower of Christ. Several Old Testament prophecies tell of this heart transformation that will come. Like almost all Old Testament prophecies, these promises are already but not yet, just as Christ's coming is already but not yet. Partially now in the hearts of all followers of Christ through his Spirit, but not fully until Christ brings bodily resurrection when he brings his kingdom of heaven back to earth. Jeremiah 31:33 NIV “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Ezekiel 11:19–20 NIV I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God. Ezekiel 36:26–28 NIV I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. One of the important themes throughout Psalm 119 is our need for God to open our eyes, enlarge our heart, and give us understanding – all by the Spirit's life-transforming power in his word. Unless and until God does that, God's word (the gospel/the Bible) will always seem boring and irrelevant to what matters to us most. (Show notes in the previous couple episodes shows how the Bible teaches that the work of God's Spirit is inseparably linked to the work of God's word – the Bible). What is the chicken and the egg here? Does God respond to our prayer for his Spirit's transformation of our heart, or do we care enough to pray for God to transform our heart as a result of his Spirit's work of transformation? The answer is Yes. We respond to him as his Spirit works in our heart, but as his Spirit works in our heart we must respond to him and ask him to continue to open our eyes and heart to him. And this is where the prayers and meditations of Psalm 119 are helpful to us. Psalm 119

Answers For Today
Uphold Me - Psalm 119:116

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 8:37


Answers For Today
What Should We Depart From - Psalm 119:115

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 7:54


A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
Give Me a More Powerful Imagination! | Psalm 119

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 33:22


We've been looking through the frames of the word-brushed paintings of God's life-creating power in Genesis 1-3 as we read Psalm 119.  Psalm 119 is the longest psalm and the longest chapter in the entire Bible, and every verse is a mediation or prayer about our need for the power of God's word. So the longest psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible is about the Bible. But it's not just information. It's art. It's arranged as an acrostic poem where each of the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet has 8 stanzas (verses), and each stanza begins with that Hebrew letter. It looks quite artistic when you look at the actual Hebrew text.  Imagery and Imagination are essential if you're going to desire God and want to live by his promises and his word. Advertisements appeal to your imagination because they know that imagination is more powerful than information in creating our desires. That's why ads are heavy on image and usually absent of information. Almost all advertisements have this basic message: “Imagine having this or doing this or being this!” God created us as powerfully imaginative beings, and it's why the word of God is filled with compelling imagery and imagination.  One of the most repeated prayers throughout Psalm 119 is for God to “give me life” through the life-creating power of his word. And the ancient imagery from Genesis 1-2 provides a compelling, imagination-filled meditation on how God's word gives us life by his Spirit. Genesis 1:1–3 NIV 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 2:7 NIV Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. But in this episode, we will bring alongside our Genesis imagery another Spirit-brushed painting of God's life-creating word in Ezekiel 37:1-14. Ezekiel 37:1–14 NIV 1 The hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5 This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.' ” 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. 9 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.' ” 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. 11 Then he said to me: “Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.' 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will...

Free Range Church Podcast
Let There Be Light | A Lamp Is A Lamp - Psalm 119

Free Range Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 8:34


Benson and Sean are back and ready to dive into Advent - the four weeks of the year when we prepare our hearts and selves for Christmas. This year, we hope you'll join us on our journey through a series that we're calling Let There Be Light - looking at all the various ways that Jesus is the Light of the World and at how we can be the light of God to the world around us.

Answers For Today
You Are My Hiding Place - Psalm 119:114

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 8:00


Devotional on SermonAudio
Psalm 119:66-72

Devotional on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 25:00


A new MP3 sermon from Grace Bible Fellowship is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Psalm 119:66-72 Speaker: Todd Leger Broadcaster: Grace Bible Fellowship Event: Devotional Date: 12/19/2021 Bible: Psalm 119:66-72 Length: 25 min.

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path
December 20: Psalm 37:24; Psalm 112:4; Proverbs 6:23; Isaiah 50:10; Micah 7:8–9; Matthew 6:22–23; Psalm 119:176; Isaiah 40:11; Ezekiel 34:15; Matthew 15:32; Mark 10:13; Mark 10:16; Luke 12:32; Luke 19:10; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:25

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 2:26


Morning: Psalm 37:24; Psalm 112:4; Proverbs 6:23; Isaiah 50:10; Micah 7:8–9; Matthew 6:22–23 Light dawns in the darkness for the upright. Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.—Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.—For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light. Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord because I have sinned against him, until he pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me out to the light; I shall look upon his vindication. “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” Psalm 37:24 (Listen) 24   though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong,    for the LORD upholds his hand. (ESV) Psalm 112:4 (Listen) 4   Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;    he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. (ESV) Proverbs 6:23 (Listen) 23   For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light,    and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life, (ESV) Isaiah 50:10 (Listen) 10   Who among you fears the LORD    and obeys the voice of his servant?  Let him who walks in darkness    and has no light  trust in the name of the LORD    and rely on his God. (ESV) Micah 7:8–9 (Listen) 8   Rejoice not over me, O my enemy;    when I fall, I shall rise;  when I sit in darkness,    the LORD will be a light to me.9   I will bear the indignation of the LORD    because I have sinned against him,  until he pleads my cause    and executes judgment for me.  He will bring me out to the light;    I shall look upon his vindication. (ESV) Matthew 6:22–23 (Listen) 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! (ESV) Evening: Psalm 119:176; Isaiah 40:11; Ezekiel 34:15; Matthew 15:32; Mark 10:13; Mark 10:16; Luke 12:32; Luke 19:10; Hebrews 4:15; 1 Peter 2:25 He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”—For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. And they were bringing children to him…. And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant.—“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”—For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”—“I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God.” Psalm 119:176 (Listen) 176   I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,    for I do not forget your commandments. (ESV) Isaiah 40:11 (Listen) 11   He will tend his flock like a shepherd;    he will gather the lambs in his arms;  he will carry them in his bosom,    and gently lead those that are with young. (ESV) Ezekiel 34:15 (Listen) 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord GOD. (ESV) Matthew 15:32 (Listen) Jesus Feeds the Four Thousand 32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.” (ESV) Mark 10:13 (Listen) Let the Children Come to Me 13 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. (ESV) Mark 10:16 (Listen) 16 And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them. (ESV) Luke 12:32 (Listen) 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (ESV) Luke 19:10 (Listen) 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (ESV) Hebrews 4:15 (Listen) 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. (ESV) 1 Peter 2:25 (Listen) 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (ESV)

Daily Liturgy and Scripture
December 20: Psalm 119:153-176, Wisdom of Solomon 5, and Revelation 12

Daily Liturgy and Scripture

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 8:54


Here's a version of the Christmas story you're not likely to hear read to the children this week! Christ came as a man, and certainly Satan tried to destroy him. The victory was always Christ's, it was never in question. This is the Savior we serve. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and he will fight for us.

Answers For Today
Dangers of Being Double Minded - Psalm 119:113

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 9:17


Sermons To The Church - Right Response Ministries
Why Christians Should Love God's Law | Psalm 119 (Part 1)

Sermons To The Church - Right Response Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 63:02


The psalmist is not content to merely “know” the precepts of the Lord, but to “understand” these precepts. In other words, he possesses an insatiable desire to logically flesh out the intimate workings of God's Law so that he might apply them in practical ways to every area of his life.

Daily Liturgy and Scripture
December 19: Psalm 119:105-128, Wisdom of Solomon 4, and Revelation 11 (Advent Sunday 4)

Daily Liturgy and Scripture

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 8:38


In this chapter of Revelation, prophecy precedes worship. Witnesses preach the word, but it is ignored, even despised. Their death is celebrated. After that, worship continues. This act of worship is the point, the prophets are merely preparing the way for what will come much later. We worship God now for many of the same reasons: we are preparing for an eternity before our Lord.

Free Range Preacher on Prayer
Introducing a New Feature - Reading from Psalm 119

Free Range Preacher on Prayer

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 9:37


If you've ever wanted to read through Psalm 119 but been intimidated by the 176 verses, never fear. We are working on popup episodes reading through this beautiful Psalm. It is indeed a beautiful Psalm focusing on the word of God and our response to it through our mentor King David. Because: I believe the word of God is the active ingredient in our salvation and our spiritual growth. I believe the Holy Ghost is the only one who enlightens His word to us. I believe the plan of the Father, paid for by the Son, directs Holy Ghost, who dwells in us, to open our eyes, minds, and hearts to His truth at our every step of growth. We will pray a short prayer, read one stanza of the Psalm, and then pray, asking the Holy Spirit to apply His word to our soul. Our overall goal? Psalm 119: Establish Thy word to Thy servant, bAs that which produces reverence for Thee. And since He bids me seek His face, Believe His Word and trust His grace, I'll cast on Him my every care, And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!" Assistant Editor: Seven Jefferson Gossard www.frponprayer.com freerangeprayer@gmail.com Facebook - Free Range Preacher Ministries Instagram: freerangeministries All our Scripture quotes are drawn from the NASB 1977 edition. For access to the Voice Over services of Richard Durrington, please visit RichardDurrington.com or email him at Durringtonr@gmail.com Our podcast art designed by @sammmmmmmmm23 Instagram Season 4 Episode 11

Answers For Today
His Purpose - Psalm 119:112

Answers For Today

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 7:43


A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

We've been looking through the frames of the word-brushed paintings of God's life-creating power in Genesis 1-3 as we read Psalm 119. One of the most repeated prayers throughout Psalm 119 is for God to “give me life according to your word” (Ps 119:25). The powerful imagery from Genesis 1-2 provides a compelling, imagination-filled meditation on how God's word gives us life. (See the show notes to the previous episode for more on what's so unique about Psalm 119.) Psalm 119 ESV 25   My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! 37 Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.  40 Behold, I long for your precepts; in your righteousness give me life!  50 This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.  88 In your steadfast love give me life, that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.  93 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have given me life.  107 I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD, according to your word!  149 Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O LORD, according to your justice give me life.  154 Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!  156 Great is your mercy, O LORD; give me life according to your rules.  159 Consider how I love your precepts! Give me life according to your steadfast love. Genesis 1:1–3 NIV 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 2:7 NIV Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:9–10 NIV The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. A river watering the garden flowed from Eden. Jesus said… John 6:63 ESV It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. The New Testament says… 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV All Scripture is God-breathed… The apostle John riffs on Genesis 1:1-3 with these words about Jesus… John 1:1–5 NIV 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Psalm 36:7–9 ESV 7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 8 They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. 9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light. Spirit of God Word of God Identified Together—Jn 6:63; Eph 6:17   Eph 6:17 (NIV) “Take …the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (what the Spirit uses in this conflict)   John 6:63 (NIV) “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”   …Both are the same thing.   Causes Us to be Born Again—Jn 3:5-8; Titus 3:5-6   John 3:5-8  (NIV) Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.' The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the...

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
December 15: Psalm 119:49–72; Psalm 49; Psalm 53; Zechariah 3; Revelation 4:1–8; Matthew 24:45–51

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 9:16


3 Advent First Psalm: Psalm 119:49–72 Psalm 119:49–72 (Listen) Zayin 49   Remember your word to your servant,    in which you have made me hope.50   This is my comfort in my affliction,    that your promise gives me life.51   The insolent utterly deride me,    but I do not turn away from your law.52   When I think of your rules from of old,    I take comfort, O LORD.53   Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked,    who forsake your law.54   Your statutes have been my songs    in the house of my sojourning.55   I remember your name in the night, O LORD,    and keep your law.56   This blessing has fallen to me,    that I have kept your precepts. Heth 57   The LORD is my portion;    I promise to keep your words.58   I entreat your favor with all my heart;    be gracious to me according to your promise.59   When I think on my ways,    I turn my feet to your testimonies;60   I hasten and do not delay    to keep your commandments.61   Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me,    I do not forget your law.62   At midnight I rise to praise you,    because of your righteous rules.63   I am a companion of all who fear you,    of those who keep your precepts.64   The earth, O LORD, is full of your steadfast love;    teach me your statutes! Teth 65   You have dealt well with your servant,    O LORD, according to your word.66   Teach me good judgment and knowledge,    for I believe in your commandments.67   Before I was afflicted I went astray,    but now I keep your word.68   You are good and do good;    teach me your statutes.69   The insolent smear me with lies,    but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;70   their heart is unfeeling like fat,    but I delight in your law.71   It is good for me that I was afflicted,    that I might learn your statutes.72   The law of your mouth is better to me    than thousands of gold and silver pieces. (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 49; Psalm 53 Psalm 49 (Listen) Why Should I Fear in Times of Trouble? To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 49   Hear this, all peoples!    Give ear, all inhabitants of the world,2   both low and high,    rich and poor together!3   My mouth shall speak wisdom;    the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.4   I will incline my ear to a proverb;    I will solve my riddle to the music of the lyre. 5   Why should I fear in times of trouble,    when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me,6   those who trust in their wealth    and boast of the abundance of their riches?7   Truly no man can ransom another,    or give to God the price of his life,8   for the ransom of their life is costly    and can never suffice,9   that he should live on forever    and never see the pit. 10   For he sees that even the wise die;    the fool and the stupid alike must perish    and leave their wealth to others.11   Their graves are their homes forever,1    their dwelling places to all generations,    though they called lands by their own names.12   Man in his pomp will not remain;    he is like the beasts that perish. 13   This is the path of those who have foolish confidence;    yet after them people approve of their boasts.2 Selah14   Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol;    death shall be their shepherd,  and the upright shall rule over them in the morning.    Their form shall be consumed in Sheol, with no place to dwell.15   But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol,    for he will receive me. Selah 16   Be not afraid when a man becomes rich,    when the glory of his house increases.17   For when he dies he will carry nothing away;    his glory will not go down after him.18   For though, while he lives, he counts himself blessed    —and though you get praise when you do well for yourself—19   his soul will go to the generation of his fathers,    who will never again see light.20   Man in his pomp yet without understanding is like the beasts that perish. Footnotes [1] 49:11 Septuagint, Syriac, Targum; Hebrew Their inward thought was that their homes were forever [2] 49:13 Or and of those after them who approve of their boasts (ESV) Psalm 53 (Listen) There Is None Who Does Good To the choirmaster: according to Mahalath. A Maskil1 of David. 53   The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”    They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity;    there is none who does good. 2   God looks down from heaven    on the children of man  to see if there are any who understand,2    who seek after God. 3   They have all fallen away;    together they have become corrupt;  there is none who does good,    not even one. 4   Have those who work evil no knowledge,    who eat up my people as they eat bread,    and do not call upon God? 5   There they are, in great terror,    where there is no terror!  For God scatters the bones of him who encamps against you;    you put them to shame, for God has rejected them. 6   Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!    When God restores the fortunes of his people,    let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad. Footnotes [1] 53:1 Probably musical or liturgical terms [2] 53:2 Or who act wisely (ESV) Old Testament: Zechariah 3 Zechariah 3 (Listen) A Vision of Joshua the High Priest 3 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan1 standing at his right hand to accuse him. 2 And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, O Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand2 plucked from the fire?” 3 Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments. 4 And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.” 5 And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD was standing by. 6 And the angel of the LORD solemnly assured Joshua, 7 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: If you will walk in my ways and keep my charge, then you shall rule my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you the right of access among those who are standing here. 8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you and your friends who sit before you, for they are men who are a sign: behold, I will bring my servant the Branch. 9 For behold, on the stone that I have set before Joshua, on a single stone with seven eyes,3 I will engrave its inscription, declares the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of this land in a single day. 10 In that day, declares the LORD of hosts, every one of you will invite his neighbor to come under his vine and under his fig tree.” Footnotes [1] 3:1 Hebrew the Accuser or the Adversary [2] 3:2 That is, a burning stick [3] 3:9 Or facets (ESV) New Testament: Revelation 4:1–8 Revelation 4:1–8 (Listen) The Throne in Heaven 4 After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” 2 At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne. 3 And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald. 4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings1 and peals of thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which are the seven spirits of God, 6 and before the throne there was as it were a sea of glass, like crystal. And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: 7 the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight. 8 And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say,   “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,    who was and is and is to come!” Footnotes [1] 4:5 Or voices, or sounds (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 24:45–51 Matthew 24:45–51 (Listen) 45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant,1 whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,' 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants2 and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know 51 and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Footnotes [1] 24:45 Or bondservant; also verses 46, 48, 50 [2] 24:49 Or bondservants (ESV)

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
Why a 176 Verses on God's Word? | Psalm 119

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 24:34


Psalm 119 is the longest of the biblical psalms and the longest chapter in the entire Bible. And it is about one thing: God's word. It's artistic construction begins with being arranged as a Hebrew acrostic poem in the order of the Hebrew alphabet, with each Hebrew letter having 8 stanzas beginning with that Hebrew letter. Each verse is something about God's word, using 8 additional synonyms for God's word: law, testimonies, ways, precepts, statutes, promises, commandments, rules, and of course, word (in the ESV). It is significant that the longest psalm and longest chapter in the Bible is about the Bible. We're going to devote a few episodes to see how the powerful imagery from Genesis 1-3 provides a compelling, imagination-filled meditation on Psalm 119's meditation on God's word. Genesis 1:2–3 NIV Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 2:7 NIV Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:9–10 NIV The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. A river watering the garden flowed from Eden. Jesus said… John 6:63 ESV It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. The New Testament says… 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV All Scripture is God-breathed… Psalm 119:1–2 ESV 1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD!  2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart. Psalm 1:1–3 NIV 1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. Psalm 119:18 ESV Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. Spirit of God Word of God Identified Together—Jn 6:63; Eph 6:17   Eph 6:17 (NIV) “Take …the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (what the Spirit uses in this conflict)   John 6:63 (NIV) “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”   …Both are the same thing.   Causes Us to be Born Again—Jn 3:5-8; Titus 3:5-6   John 3:5-8  (NIV) Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.' The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”   Identified Together—Jn 6:63; Eph 6:17   Eph 6:17 (NIV) “Take …the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”   John 6:63 (NIV) “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”   Causes Us to be Born Again—Jam 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23   James 1:18 (NIV) “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.”   1 Peter 1:23 (NIV) “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.”   Well, which IS it? Unless both are the same!   Saves Us—2 Cor 3:6 Sanctifies Us—Rom 15:15-16; 1 Peter...

Morning Mindset Daily Christian Devotional
Longing for salvation | ADVENT DAY 12 | Psalm 119:123-125

Morning Mindset Daily Christian Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 6:01


Not A Needy Person is now LIVE - Submit needs or meet the needs of others  http://NotANeedyPerson.org  Join me for "Scripture Sketches" - weekly video teaching on my YouTube channel - SUBSCRIBE SO YOU DON'T MISS ANY OF THESE STUDIES:  https://careygreen.com/youtube  SUBMIT YOUR PRAYER REQUEST OR PRAISE:  https://careygreen.com/prayer  BECOME A MORNING MINDSET PARTNER: 1) monthly partner: https://mm-partners.supercast.tech/ 2) Give a one-time gift: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/yourmorningmindset