Daily Word / A Perfect Match: His Power and Our weakness

Today’s Text: Psalm 119: 137-144

Today’s Song: When I Survey 


Today we look at a new section: 137-144. 

Some things just go together…peanut butter and jelly…peanut butter and chocolate…really, peanut butter and just about anything. 

Here we have the psalmist giving us two things that fit together perfectly: God’s grace and our weakness. 

This section can be broken down into two groups of four verses each, with each section matching the previous one. 

Here is the outline: 

137 and 141 give us a contrast between the two characters: God’s righteousness and our weakness. 

– Your word is upright (137) pairs with I have not forgotten it (141) 
– righteousness and faithfulness (138)  righteousness and truth (142) 
– The Loved word (140) and the life-giving word (144)
– 139 and 143: set the scene/ life situation 
        – 139: he is consumed by zeal because all his foes forget God’ word; (not forgetfulness, but rejection)
        – 143: trouble and anguish; troubled world; 

– Difficult people should drive us to Gods’ word, and be passionate about his truth because his character is sure.
– Difficult circumstances should increase our delight in the word because its life-giving power makes up for our inadequacies

– We have a MATCH: our need, his power!

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