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Assurance: A Sermon from Psalm 119

In the fifth stanza of Psalm 119, there is a clear picture of King David praying to God for assurance of his repentance. Prayers for assurance are, perhaps, the most popular prayers among believers, especially young believers. We all go through seasons of doubt, though — seasons wherein we crave and crawl for anything to give us assurance of heaven.

Repent: A Sermon from Psalm 119

In Psalm 119, David’s weakness is obvious to him. His time in the Word has made him honest about his life. Throughout the stanzas, but especially the fourth, he doesn’t cushion or embellish who he is — rather, he readily confesses his weakness. He readily admits that his soul is addicted to dust.

Consider: A Sermon from Psalm 119

Psalm 119 is Kind David’s own testimony of learning the absolute sufficiency of God’s Word, moment by moment. I imagine David composing this magnum opus over the course of several years, recording new truths as they struck him. The entire psalm is an affirmation that there isn’t the briefest scrap of our lives that isn’t utterly held by God’s hands. Such is what we are lead to consider in the third stanza.

Treasure: A Sermon from Psalm 119

In Psalm 119, King David is praising his Lord and finding the Word to be his only recourse and refuge from life’s troubles. His varied terms for the Scriptures point us to their unceasing relevance. The entire psaltery, in fact, reveals how infinitely suitable God’s words are for us in every moment of life. In every season, God’s Word speaks to us. Such is what David is learning in the second stanza of the longest of psalm. He’s learning to make the Lord’s testimonies his life’s treasure.

Commitment: A Sermon from Psalm 119

It is, indeed, a huge understatement to say that the life of King David was one that was full of trial and suffering and hardship. David’s own testimony in the Psalms, let alone the historical accounts of his life, bear this out in vivid fashion. The man after God’s own heart was also a man of war, of conflict, and of struggle. Such is why the Psalms are, perhaps, the most relatable book in all the Bible, seeing as its lines were written during some of life’s most intense griefs and struggles. They contain David’s (and others’) most heartfelt, honest cries for mercy in the midst of life’s severest trials.

Ending With a Fizzle: A Sermon from Psalm 119

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. It serves as King David’s magnum opus as he eloquently describes the incredible refuge God’s Word is for him. It isn’t certain what occasion in David’s life inspired these words, but whatever it was it must have been a truly terrifying circumstance to galvanize the kind of resolve on display here to trust in God’s Word alone. But the ending of Psalm 119 is the most telling, the most intriguing part as this glorious psalm seemingly ends with a fizzle.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close: Psalm CXIX Part 19

It is an understatement to say that the psalmist was familiar with adversity. And, like most great songwriters, the best lines often come from the darkest places. The majority of composers and lyricists will tell you that their most influential work was done while enduring the worst sorts of trauma in other areas of their life.