by Jim Perdue

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Trust and Obey (7 of 23)
Series: Life by the Book
Jim Perdue
Psalm 119:41-48

It is vital that we learn how to live according to God's Word. For the Christian, the Bible is our instruction book for life. The Bible provides our life, hope, truth, joy, comfort, peace, guide, direction, protection, and defense...just to name a few. So we must learn how to live Life By The Book. Indeed, we are learning what that means as we study Psalm 119. Tonight, we come to 119:41-48 as we think about the sermon subject, Trust and Obey. READ TEXT - PRAY

When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way;
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Trust and obey,
For there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus,
But to trust and obey.

But we never can prove
The delights of His love,
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows,
And the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet
We will sit at His feet,
Or we'll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do;
Where He sends, we will go,
Never fear, only trust and obey.

- I like the small boy's version of this hymn. He said that in Sunday School they had been learning the song, Trust and O.K. But isn't that true? Everything must be O. K. if the life has been committed to His precious keeping. There is no other way.*

- Dwight L. Moody's favorite verse was Isaiah 12:2: ''I will trust and not be afraid.'' He used to say: ''You can travel first-class or second-class to heaven. Second class is, ''When I am afraid I put my trust in You.'' (Psalm 56:3) First class is, ''I will trust, and not be afraid.'''' That is the better way. Why not buy a first-class ticket?*

Psalm 118:9, ''It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man'' And here, we see what it means to trust and obey. He ''trusts'' in the Word (42), ''hopes'' in the Word (43), ''seeks'' the Word ( ...

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