Series: Psalms: Making the Connections

Psalm 119:105-112: A Lamp to My Feet, Part Two

March 26, 2023 | Dr. Gary Hylander
Passage: Psalms 119:105-112

As we noted last week, Psalm 119 is the longest psalm in the Bible. This psalm is structured in twenty-two sections of eight verses each, arranged in the order of the Hebrew alphabet. It shares common features with Psalms 1 and 19. It seems likely that the time of composition took place during the exile in Babylon, where there was no access to the temple, to sacrifices, or the priesthood. The exiled Jews were far from Jerusalem, so they relied upon the Torah in their relationship to the LORD.

As we examine Psalm 119, we note the repeated usage of the terms Torah, statues, commandments, rules, ordinances, testimonies, and of course, the LORD’s word. Clearly, the emphasis is placed upon the meditation and application of Scripture. As we examine verses 105-112 today, ponder how the LORD has inspired the writer of this psalm while illuminating the mind of the believer who reads this psalm, seeking to honor our LORD.

As We Apply God’s Word To Our Lives, Note...

  • The Paths That God’s Word Illuminates. (105)
  • The Perspectives That God’s Word Develops. (106-108)
  • The Vulnerabilities That God’s Word Addresses. (109-110)
  • The Heart That God’s Word Shapes. (111-112)

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