Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
WednesdayJune 24, 2015
Psalm 119 is a Poem or song known as an Acrostic Psalm which is a filing system that the Jews developed from the ancient Hebrew alphabet.
Each line or stanza begins with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet in alphabetical order.
The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet is called Aleph and looks like this in the Hebrew a and aleph to the Jews represented an Ox and signifies prosperity as found in the Word of God, mentioned in PSA 119:1-8.
‘Asheri – and it is in the plural and therefore it means “blessings” or “happinesses” referring to both inner and overt blessings or forms of happiness.”
Blameless is the Hebrew adjective tamiym which refers to those who are equipped with character or integrity or truth, the closest we get to the original meaning is to be equipped.
Torah = one of the titles of the word of God or Bible doctrine which directs, guides, and aims us toward a way of life resulting in God’s divine nature in human vessels.
Theandric action = the action of God’s nature controlling a humble believer who has the humility revealed by the fact that they walk in the Torah of God or by means of the governing of BD with the power of God the HS which causes them to live for Christ.
PSA 119:1 “Blessings or happinesses belong to those whose way is equipped, Who walk in the law or the governmental doctrine of our Lord.
2PE 1:2-4, Grace and peace or prosperity be multiplied to you in or by means of [epignosis knowledge which is the application of knowledge to your life or we call the wisdom of God] and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, [our spiritual life], and this comes through the epignosis knowledge or the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us or graciously given to us His precious and magnificent promises, in order that by them you might become partakers [partners] of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
Theandric Action = Theo which means God, and anthropos which means man – God’s nature controlling a humble believer through the government of the indwelling Word of God and the power of God the Holy Spirit.
in the plural it is the Hebrew word ‘Asheri and it means “blessings” or “happinesses ” referring to both the inner and the overt manifestation of Happinesses or Blessings .
“to observe” is the Hebrew verb natsar which also means to keep, to guard; to protect; it is used in the sense of maintaining a vineyard.
You and I are lord’s of a vineyard, namely our very own vineyard or our very own soul.
PSA 119:2, to observe our Lord’s testimonies meant taking care or maintaining one’s own vineyard, basically the vineyard of your soul.
ISA 5:4 “What more was there to do for My vineyard that I have not done in it? Why, when I expected it to produce good grapes did it produce worthless ones?”
SOL 1:6 “Do not stare at me because I am swarthy, For the sun has burned me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; They made me caretaker of the vineyards, But I have not taken care of my own vineyard.
shecharchoreth translated swarthy means to be burnt or literally to be burnt out in the soul from not taken care of your own vineyard.
SOL 2:15, “Catch the foxes for us, The little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, While our vineyards are in blossom.”
Sometimes we get so busy and so wrapped up in the big things of life while we ignore the little things that hinder our soul and spiritual walk with our very own shepherd lover, TLJC.
Qal participle of natsar = to be careful to observe those little things in life that we take so much for granted.
The word observes refers to being careful to observe those little things in life that we take so much for granted.
LUK 16:10, “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
ZEC 4:10, “Do not despise the day of small things?
LUK 12:7, “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows.
MIC 5:2, But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.
natsar = keep on observing His testimonies, to guard them; to protect them by maintaining your very own vineyard.
“Testimonies” is the Hebrew noun `edah; derived from a word which signifies to testify, to be a witness of God’s word in action.
To observe His Testimonies means that they keep on seeking those doctrines that cause them to a witness for Him.
The Hebrew verb for “seek” is the imperfect Hebrew verb darash which in the imperfect tense means that they keep on having certain points of time when they seek or search frequently who God is.
The aorist tense points to one point of time where the imperfect points to many points of time and it different than the present tense which is habitual.
darash = they have certain sanctified times where they dedicate themselves to search and know God as an expression of their acts of worship.
To worship God is to seek after Him continually since none of us ever arrive.
PRO 23:26 Give me your heart, my son, And let your eyes delight in my ways.
PSA 51:17 which says The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
“broken spirit” = one who has been humbled because of OSN having dominion at some time; or one who has been broken hearted through sin and mistakes and failures.
1. There never has been nor will there ever be a difficulty or disaster or tragedy too difficult for the plan of God.
2. This young man Ezra knew it, he had seen it then allowed the doctrine in his soul to govern the situation and produce happiness in his own life during a time he was taken captive into slavery.
3. Sooner or later you are going to discover a problem too great for you and that you are not an island but need others to build up and edify.
4.You are not intended as a believer to cope with problems of life but to lean on the Lord, hence the problems are designed to be greater than you.
5. God’s plan and provisions are intended to meet the great disasters of your life. 6. The desire to know God’s will and to do it without hypocrisy or selfish aims is the goal of the Christian life.
Testimonies (edot, used 23 times): This word is related to the word for witness. To obey His testimonies “signifies loyalty to the terms of the covenant made between the Lord and His people.”
Also, PSA 119:3 Also they do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways.
The word simply refers doctrine governing their behavior pattern.
‘Ataah is translated “Thou” and noticed hT*a^ô - the first letter is an Aleph.
“Ordain is the Hebrew word tsawah which means to decree; to appoint; to set in order a plan with a command.
Billions of years ago He loved us and designed a solution to our disasters, that’s why no disaster is too great for the plan of God.
PSA 119:4 Thou hast commanded or ordained or ordered us – and one of these definitions can apply.
PSA 37:23-24 The steps of a man are established by the Lord; And He delights in his way. When [NOT IF BUT WHEN] he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
Precepts (piqqudim, – 21 times): “This is a word used by an officer or overseer and it refers to categorical doctrines given by one in authority (God).
MAL 3:16 Then those who respected or revered the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who respected the Lord and who esteem His name.
‘Ahaay – Oh That
ISA 1:5 Where will you be stricken again, As you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick, And the whole heart is faint.
ISA 1:6 From the sole of the foot even to the head There is nothing sound in it, Only bruises, welts, and raw wounds, Not pressed out or bandaged, Nor softened with oil.
God the H.S. directs and empowers us so that human failures can be transformed into victories for the believer who is courageous in his faith and keeps going
Another description of God’s word is called Statutes (huqqim, used 21 times): The noun is derived from the root verb “engrave” or “inscribe”; the idea is of the written word of God and the authority of His written word.
“ashamed” – bawsh = confused – he says I shall not be confused! More people are confused as Christians than not.
The word for look is the Hebrew nabat which leans to look at something with respect and with pleasure and not to be influenced by the OSN or emotion.
The right attitude toward doctrine = I love it now and I want it to be converted into divine energy to glorify God.
Commandments (mitzvah used 22 times): “This word emphasizes the straight authority of what is said or divine orders from God.
“learned” – lamad = to learn the hard way says the aleph file which means to prosper.
It means we even have ability to learn God’s righteous Judgments even through the experience of failure.
Judgments (mispatim,- 23 times): it reveals the rules by which we should be regulated; and cause us to discern what is right and wrong, and decide accordingly.”
“Look Satan, they are worshipping and praising Me when they learn.”
Satan can do the opposite and point to those who don’t.
I will not live in the effects of fallen man expressing my OSN when I go through deserve suffering or undeserved suffering.
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