Scripture: Psalm 119:1-88. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
Today’s psalm, Psalm 119, has an anonymous author, and it speaks about how God’s love is true and wonderful. Psalm 119 is known as the longest psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible. Every word is beautiful and speaks about how no matter how bad this world becomes, we always have God and His Word for us. Follow along in this beautiful and comforting song, Psalm 119:1-88!
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
Meditating on God’s Word helps us stay close to God and grow our faith in Him. We can find strength and wisdom by reading God’s Word. The Bible can serve as our road map on our journeys in life, and God will guide us in the right direction, as well. We must always obey God; obedience to God is a heavenly treasure, not an earthly one. Obeying God’s laws for our lives frees us to be what God intended and designed us to be. We have the freedom to obey God’s will and plan for our lives. And, God knows what is best for each and every one of us.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the examples and stories that You have placed in Your Word for us to learn from. Thank You for the Book of Psalms, and the lessons that come from each beautiful song. Father, we know that we are sinners, and we ask for Your forgiveness. Please help us to love and obey You wholeheartedly. Please help us to love our enemies and to forgive those who have hurt us, as well. Please be with those who have rejected You, and help them to return to You, Father, before judgement. Help us to treat others with kindness, and help us to show the same traits to others as You do, following Your example. Help us to trust in Your care and provision in each of our lives. Even though we do not always get what we want in life, we know that You know what is best for us. Please help us to draw near to You, and please protect us from giving in to the pressures of this fallen world. We want to live Godly lives. When we face struggles in this life, Father, please help us to call upon You. Help us also to be more compassionate toward others who are struggling in this evil world, as well. Help us to be Your hands and feet in this world, and guide us in the right paths for our lives. Help us to trust in Your timing for our lives, and help us not to grow impatient. We thank You for Your son Jesus who died to free us from the slavery of our sins. Thank You for the promise of one day living in eternity with You. Please guide and protect us, our friends, families, pets, and our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering. We love You and thank You for everything. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.