Psalm 119: Intro

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11).

This week we will be looking at five truths regarding God’s word from Psalm 119.

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. The subject of the entire psalm is God’s word. Psalm 119 is an acrostic poem. What that means is that it is written alphabetically with eight verses per the Hebrew Alphabet. Each stanza begins with the Hebrew letter. Something like this:

  • Almighty God…
    Always kind…
    All the world praises…
    and so on…

The entire psalm gives us insight and instruction regarding God’s word. It is written as an acrostic poem to help people remember by memorizing the psalm.

Why would someone memorize God’s word?

Our verse of the day tells us: “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

What does it mean to hide God’s word in one’s heart? It means to memorize it. We memorize God’s word. We internalize God’s truth. We make God’s word our own. No one, no hardship, no circumstance can ever take from us the truth of God’s word hidden and treasured in our hearts.

Psalm 119:11 would be a great verse to memorize. So I dare you to do it. Go ahead. Treasure God’s word in your heart that you might not sin against God.

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