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PSALM 119:1-8

Reward in the Word

THESIS: If you want to obey the word of God in your life you need to
hide it in your heart

Double-blessedness of the Bible-believer
A. In His Way, 1a Compensation
B. In His Walk, 1b
C. In His Will, 2-3
1. An Undivided Purpose to Living, 2 Recommendation
2. An Unwavering Purity in Life, 3 Incrimination

Double-cry of the Bible-believer
A. The Diligence of Holiness, 4-6
1. The Requirement of Duty, 4 Consecration
2. The Request of Desire, 5 Direction
3. The Result of Decision, 6 Protection
B. The Dependence of Humility, 7-8
1. Be Learning Still, 7
Knowing leads to praise
2. Be Longing Still, 8
Keeping leads to protection

Not e s :

Key Thot: God is ordered even when our lives are a mess, and his
Word will display and communicate that power to us
1. Law (25x)the rule of Gods will, binding on conscience &
recognized by obedience
2. Testimonies (23x)the repetition of Gods intentions
3. Word (23x)the light brought to reveal the mind of God
4. Statutes (22x)the details of practice, decreed in revelation and
engraved in inspiration so what is prescribed can be enacted
5. Commandments (22x)orders that automatically carry with them
the authority to obey (i.e. what does psychology & personality have to
do with it!?)
6. Judgments (22x)Gods pronouncement of a finding, which is his
verdict of what is right and sentence on what is wrong
7. Precepts (21x)principles given as a rule of conduct
8. Sayings (19x)something communicated verbally & its ramifications
9. Way(s) (13x)the track to Gods planned destination
10. Ordinances (1x)a decreed command as an authoritative rule of
2 Pe t e r 1: 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye
do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place,
until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

Re f e re nc e s :
Ps al m 1: 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth
he meditate day and night.
2 Ti m 3: 16- 17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is
profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished
unto all good works.
Prov 14: 12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end
thereof are the ways of death.
He b 10: 7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of
me,) to do thy will, O God.
Jame s 1: 23- 25 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like
unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself,
and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he
was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth
therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man
shall be blessed in his deed.