This psalm is titled "Praise to the Word of God", with numerous references throughout. Notably, Psalm 119 is considered a complete acrostic corresponding to the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet (aleph, etc.). As a wisdom psalm it is considered the premier song about the "Torah" (The Law of God = The Word of God in the Old Testament: OT). Here the law of God is not considered a "curse" but a gift from God, which instructs both the daily life and future destiny of Israel. The psalmist is overwhelmed with praise for the mercy and goodness of God through the Law.
The Torah refers to the general instructions/directions presented to Moses and specifically to the first five books of the OT. It was understood that the Law was not a legalistic means of salvation but a sign of the gracious covenantal relationship, initiated by God with Israel, to teach them how to live as God's holy people.
In this lesson we will generally cover verses 89-175. Several descriptive terms reference the Word of God/ The Law of God (OT) namely, Your word, Your ordinances, Your law, Your precepts, Your testimonies, Your commandments, Your judgements, Your truth.
>Who does the psalmist speak about? The L__________, him__________, his en______________.
>What does the psalmist say about...
<The Lord's word?_____________________________________________________________________
<(the good) about himself?_______________________________________________________________
< his enemies?________________________________________________________________________
>Why does the psalmist seek...
<his own salvation?_____________________________________________________________________
<his enemies demise?___________________________________________________________________
>When does the psalmist appeal to the Lord?_________________________________________________
>Where does the psalmist appear to the Lord?________________________________________________
>How does the psalmist approach the Lord?__________________________________________________
>Identify a "favorite" verse of yours from Psalm 119:______________________________________________