This Is How the Story Ends (23 of 23) by Jim Perdue

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This Is How the Story Ends (23 of 23)
Series: Life by the Book
Jim Perdue
Psalm 119:169-176

Tonight is bittersweet for me. We come to the end of our study in Psalm 119. A study I entitled, Life By the Book. Any time you complete a study this comprehensive there's a feeling of excitement and accomplishment. But there's also a sense of sadness knowing that there are no more stanzas to preach in this incredible Psalm.

I can only hope you've enjoyed this series as much as I have. I have learned so much; been challenged in so many ways; grown deeper in my faith as a result of this marvelous chapter.

Above all else, from this study I have been reminded of the immense power and incredible value of God's precious, sacred, perfect Word. Never forget that one of the most important gifts in your life is the Word of God. Treat it as such and you will be amazed at its blessings.

Tonight, we come to the final stanza in this incredible chapter: Spam 119:169-176. And I'm preaching on the subject, This Is How the Story Ends. In this section, it seems as if the psalmist is summarizing the spiritual journey he has taken throughout this chapter.

*Let's briefly overview his journey. He has come form ''my soul clings to the dust'' in verse 25; ''my soul melts away for sorrow'' in verse 28; ''I went astray'' in verse 67; ''Oh how I love your law!'' in verse 97 to ''I rejoice at Your word'' in verse 162; to ''seven times a day I praise you'' in verse 164; and ''great peace have those who love your law'' in verse 165; to ''My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right'' in verse 172

It is as though he is in an accountability group and he is being very vulnerable and transparent. He has been so honest to share about the spiritual peaks and the spiritual valleys. He has alternately sung and sobbed his way through the letters of the Hebrew alphabet.*

The psalmist has magnified the wonders of the word, a word that has met him in his every n ...


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