Charles Spurgeon called Psalm 119 the Golden Alphabet. He did so because each section begins with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The Germans called it, “The Christians Golden ABC of the praise, love, power, and use of the Word of God. Indeed it is just that! We have been studying this marvelous song in our mid-week service and it never ceases to bless my heart.
As Spurgeon said, “Its variety is that of a kaleidoscope—what you see is the same, and yet never the same; it is the same truth, but it is always placed in a new light, put in a new connection, or in some way or other invested with freshness—it is an incense made up of many spices—The more one studies it the fresher it becomes”. Those involved in our study can say “Amen!” to that.
Those who have never made a thorough study of this great chapter don’t know what they are missing. Those who sincerely love God’s Word cannot help but be blessed by it. It contains exactly what we need. It’s theme is the Word of God and we never get too much of that. When we began this study I said,” I can’t think of anything that is more needful to our well-being than serious Bible study. I haven’t changed my mind. With all my heart I believe that is true.
The wonder of the Word, its formation, inspiration, information, accuracy, power, perfection, and preservation should cause us to stand in awe, bow in reverence, kneel in prayer, and fall flat on our face in humble submission.
Of all the portions of God’s Word none serve better as a catalyst for Bible study than Psalm 119. In this wonderful chapter you will find comfort in your trials, strength in your temptations, purpose in your life, direction in your decisions, wisdom for your walk, guidance in your journey, peace in your path, and success in your endeavors. It will produce spiritual growth, provide cleansing from your sins, prevent you from falling, protect you from Satan, preserve hope, promote success, prepare you for prayer, and purify your soul.
For the life of me I do not understand those who claim to love God, yet have no appetite for His Word. There is something seriously wrong with those who ignore it, disobey it, or show contempt for it. How can we possibly really love God and not love His Word? Have you no desire to hear from the One who heard your desperate cry? Will you refuse to give your attention to the One who gave all for you? Do you not need what the Bible provides? Is there something more important, more interesting, or more inspirational than the Bible? Is there truly some good reason why you shouldn’t join us in this study? Would your answer really be acceptable to the Lord? Think about it!