Ps119 Tweets

For those of you who have been following me on Twitter you’ll know that I have recently been working my way through the beautiful colossus that is the 119th Psalm. I heartily want to recommend it as a Psalm that’s worth taking some time to camp out in and really getting to know. In a nut-shell it’s all about the Word of God and why we should be digging deep into it, loving it and wielding it as weapon of grace!

Owing to it’s precise, poetic structure, Psalm 119 breaks down nicely into 8 verse segments, each of which I’d take a day to study and to chew over. What I also did was try to pick one verse that especially stood out and Tweet it, along with my reflections (using no more than 140 characters.) Anyway, for what it’s worth, here’s the box-set of my Ps119 Tweets.

Hope you find them helpful:

  • Something to pray before getting stuck into the Word: “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law” (Ps119v16)
  • Are you spiritually fit? “I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart.” (Ps119v32)
  • A prayer for the online Christian: “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your way. (Ps119v37)
  • If you’re not looking to God’s Word to find true joy – you won’t find it: “I find my delight in your commandments which I love” (Ps119v47)
  • The power of Scripture in the face of suffering: “This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.” (Ps119v50)
  • The timeframe of obedience – if God says it – do it now: “I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.” (Ps119v60)
  • If there’s a more concise scripture that better defines who God is & what He does I don’t know it: “You are good and do good” (Ps119v68)
  • Confident that when I suffer it’s at the hand of a faithful God who knows best: “…in your faithfulness you have afflicted me.” (Ps119v75)
  • Literally my testimony while mam was dying: “If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.” (Ps119v92)
  • The Word of God is beyond perfect: “I have seen a limit to all perfection, but your commandment is exceedingly broad.” (Ps119v96)
  • God’s Word keeps you a step ahead: “Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies.” (Ps119v98)
  • Illuminating the here & now, and the there & then: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Ps119v105)
  • Desiring shameless hope: “Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope!” (Ps119v116)
  • Looking at life through the lens of hope: “My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.” (Ps119v123)
  • The Christian’s primary responsibility in a dark world is to preach the Bible: “The unfolding of your words gives light.” (Ps119v130)
  • When was the last time you wept for the lost?: “My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.” (Ps 119v136)
  • In case you ever wondered how righteous God is – He’s eternally righteously righteous: “Your righteousness is righteous forever,” (Ps119v42)
  • The security of the presence and the sure promises of God: “But you are near, O Lord, and all your commandments are true.” (Ps119v151)
  • Why the Bible’s not like any other book: “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.” (Ps119v160)
  • That Bible of yours is no mere book – it’s a treasure chest: “I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.” (Ps119v162)
  • Love for Scripture = unshakeable stability: “Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.” (Ps119v165)
  • Authentic worshippers are Spirit-raised and Word-focussed: “Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me.” (Ps119v175)

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