Awhile back, I decided to travel, with a group of friends, through the well-charted verses of Psalm 119 using the Selah Bible Study method.
While I had journeyed through Psalm 119 and portions of this passage numerous times, I had a desire to not just read it, but take some time to stop and truly experience it. As I slowed down and created time to dwell in this passage, I began to see the good things the Creator had in mind for me as I study His Word.
Here are 14 Benefits I Discovered in Psalm 119:
The Word breathes life into my discouraged soul. “My soul clings to the dust, give me life according to your word!” Psalm 119:25
The Word exposes misleading thoughts. “Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!” Psalm 119:29
The Word modifies my gaze. “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and give me life in your ways.” Psalm 119:37
The Word fills me with true hope. “Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope.” Psalm 119:49
The Word is my solace. “This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.” Psalm 119:50
The Word is a consolation in hard times. “I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.” Psalm 110:75
The Word causes me to be thankful. “At midnight I rise to praise you because of your righteous rules.” Psalm 119:62
The Word gives me wisdom. “I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.” Psalm 119:100
The Word gives me life. “I am severely afflicted, give me life, O Lord, according to your word!” Psalm 119:107
The Word keeps me from sin. “Depart from me, you evildoer, that I may keep the commandments of my God.” Psalm 119:115
The Word gives me a longing for eternity. “My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.” Psalm 119:123
The Word encourages me when I am discouraged. “I rise before dawn and cry for help. I hope in your words.” Psalm 119:147
The Word gives me peace. “Great peace have those who love your law, nothing can make them stumble.” Psalm 119:165
The Word leads me to Christ. “I have gone astray like a lost sheep, seek your servant for I do not forget your commandments.” Psalm 119:176
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