My Wonderful Bible
October 5, 2008
INTRODUCTION: In this passage, the Psalmist is seen both triumphing and trembling. He continues to know the power of evil, which tries to subvert him from the living God. His circumstances have not altered, he still fluctuates between contemplation of his situation and contemplation of the Scriptures. He prays against iniquity and oppression. He weeps over those in rebellion against God's word. He still has difficulty with the fact that God has not stepped in sovereignly and delivered him. In the midst of his challenge, there is the light, which shines from divine revelation, therefore, he is singing.
As the beauty and wonder of Scripture is unfolded, he begins to see the ugliness of sin and the cheapness of what the world has to offer.
W.W. Wiersbe describes in this passage what he calls a "spiritual chain reaction," one that can occur in our lives if we ponder the wonder of God's word.
I. THE BENEFITS OF GOD'S WORD. 129-131
A. INSPIRATION. 129
God's word evokes a sense of awe and wonder because of the God Who acts through them. There is a sense of power from the word. Wiersbe says his "wonder leads to obedience." This passage presents cause and effect. The inspiration of God's word leads the Psalmist to be motivated to obey.
To obey the word is to become part of that wonder, to experience power and spiritual transformation in our lives.
James 1:24-25, "for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does."
Ps 119:29, "Therefore, my soul keeps them" (Perseveres)
B. ILLUMINATION. 130
John 17:7, "Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You."
If wonder leads to obedience, their obedience leads to understanding.
John 8:31 ...
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