PSALM 19

This entry is part 17 of 65 in the series Psalms

PSALM CHAPTER 19

MAINTAINING HAPPINESS: 
Observing the GLORY of our God


THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE: PRAISE !

 

1. GOD’S ORDER ITSELF PRAISES HIM. V.7
A. THE LAW OF THE LORD. BEFORE MOSES. GEN. 26:5
—IT IS WRITTEN, ALSO. I CHRON 16:40,
—IT WAS WRITTEN THROUGH MOSES. 2 CHRON. 34:14.
—IT INCLUDES OTHER BOOKS BESIDE THE TORAH.
2 CHRON. 35:26.
B. THE TESTIMONY OF THE LORD.
—“TESTIMONIES“—CONTRACTS, COVENANT, PROMISES.
SHOWING WHERE HE KEEPS HIS END OF
THE AGREEMENTS. (SAME AS COVENANT) EX. 25:16,
.             DEUT. 6:17, I KINGS 2:3, REV. 19:10.
C. THE STATUTES OF THE LORD.
—”STATUTES”—ORDINANCE, LIMITATION, ENACTMENT,
EXAMPLE: LEV. 19:19, NUM. 30:16. (LIKE LOCAL LAWS)
—WERE TO BENEFIT THE PEOPLE. DEUT. 6:24.
D. THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD. DEUT. 4:13.
—GOD WROTE THEM FOR MOSES. EX. 24:12.
—ARE VALID WHETHER PEOPLE KNOW THEM OR NOT.
LEV. 5:17.
—ARE VALID TODAY. 2 JOHN 1:6, REV. 22:14,
I JOHN 2:4, 3:24, JOHN 14:15, 21, JOHN 15:10.

2. HOW TO RESPOND TO THE GREATNESS OF GOD.
A. WITH THE FEAR OF THE LORD. V. 9 (MENTIONED AS A
GOOD THING 30 TIMES IN THE NT ALONE),
—AS A MOTIVATOR TO DO WHAT GOD SAYS. 2 CHRON. 19:9
—NOT SOMETHING AUTOMATIC. PS. 34:11, NEH. 1:11.
—CAN BE USED IN TWO BASIC WAYS.
AS A COMFORT TO THE SAVED. PROV. 15:16.
AS A REASON TO HIDE FOR THE LOST. IS. 2:19-21.
B. WITH DESIRE FOR HIS GUIDELINES. V.10. PS. 40:8,
JOB 23:13, I PETER 2:2, COL. 1:9.
C. WITH PRAISE FOR HIS WARNINGS. V.11
—GOOD FOR THOSE WHO HEAR…ACTS 10:22
—GOOD FOR THOSE WHO GIVE THEM. EZEK. 3:21,
HEB.11:7.


V. 13  “PRESUMPTUOUS = PROUD, SELF-ASSURED, ARROGANT.
COULD BELIEVERS FALL INTO THAT TRAP ???


3. TAKING OUR WORDS AND MEDITATION LIGHTLY.
A. MUST CARRY ACCURATE, TRUTHFUL MEANINGS.
I COR. 1:18-20. NOT, “BUT I MEANT IT AT THE TIME.”
EX.—MARRIAGE, COMMITMENTS TO GOD, ETC. PS. 19:14.
*. TO BE ACCEPTABLE TO GOD. 2 TIM. 2:4, HEB. 11:6.
—NOT BEING OBNOXIOUS TO OTHERS, BUT ALWAYS
PUTTING PLEASING GOD AHEAD OF ALL ELSE.

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