Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Introduction 1. Memory work is hard work. 2. Bible study is hard work. 3. Gods word is described with several different words in the book of Psalm. a. Laws b. Testimonies c. Ways d. Precepts e. Statutes f. Commandments g. Judgments h. Word i. Truth 4. We need to delight in Gods word ecause of what it can do to us. Psalms:119:35: Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. 4.1 Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105Psalm 119:105 4.2 Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: Proverbs 6:23Proverbs 6:23 4.3 Proverbs 10:17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth. Proverbs 10:17Proverbs 10:17 4.4 So why invest our THAT WE MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST GOD Psalm 119:11 4.4 So why invest our time in it? THAT WE MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST GOD Psalm 119:11
The of God would like us to turn ours eyes away from vanity or emptiness and be made alive in Gods way. Covetousness is inordinate desire for things that are not in our care and keeping. One may covet property. One may covet anothers wife. One may even covet a certain kind of life. Covetousness is the result of misplaced priorities in ones life. Vanity is emptiness; it is the absence of things that have true value. Things that dissipate are vain and empty. Things that become useless are vain and empty. Things that are have no intrinsic worth are vain and empty. Vanity is the ultimate result of wickedness. Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity… Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity… Proverbs 22:8 Proverbs 22:8
John 3:4John 3:4, Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. Isa. 54:1Isa. 54:1 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD. Isa:54:2: Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; Knowledge of SIN Ro:1:29: Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Ro:1:30: Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Ro:1:31: Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Ro:1:32: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Rome 3:23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD
God will deal with man – Heb 9:27. Judgment follows after this life
Rom. 6:23Rom. 6:23, Wages of sin is death. Rom. 6:23 Ro:8:13: For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. Carnality and backsliding among the Christians will result to a life alienated from GOD. Absence of the Lords guidance and providence. Re:21:8: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Judgment will follow on the basis of having Christ in your life as your personal SAVIOUR. Not on the basis of the goodness youhave done – Ro:3:10: As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: Ro:3:11: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. Ro:3:12: They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
1. Job:13:15: Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him 1. Job:13:15: Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. Mans commitment to continue to follow God whatever happens in his life. Nu:13:30: And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. 2. Nu:13:30: And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. Mans desire to immediately follow & obey God. No procrastination of obedience towards. No double mindedness (James). No second thought but a 100% commitment to do what he wills. 3. 1 Cor. 6:9-11, and such WERE some of you as reminder of our previous life.1 Cor. 6:9-11 1Co:6:9: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 1Co:6:10: Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 1Co:6:11: And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 4. John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. John 8:12John 8:12 The Psalmist understood that if he wanted to delight in Gods word he needed to be devoted to the divine decree, Gods Word.
1 Thess. 4:16-181 Thess. 4:16-18, the dead in Christ shall rise first. The inspiration of Gods word. 1 Thess. 4:16-18 1Th:4:16: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 1Th:4:17: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1Th:4:18: Wherefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Cor. 15:51-581 Cor. 15:51-58, we shall be changed. 1 Cor. 15:51-58 1Co:15:51: Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 1Co:15:52: In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1Co:15:53: For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 1Co:15:54: So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 1Co:15:55: O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 1Co:15:56: The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 1Co:15:57: But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Co:15:58: Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Rom. 12:1-2Rom. 12:1-2, be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind Ro:12:1: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Ro:12:2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Phil. 4:8Phil. 4:8, think on these things. Ph'p:4:8: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Conclusion: Think of what God can do to your life. Think of what God can give to your life if you would give yourself to Him. God offers everyone an abundant life. Let us come to him and follow …. God offers you an ETERNAL LIFE with HIM in heaven!