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Intro to Readings
Psalm 119 – longest Psalm!
Mix of prayer and teaching
miswot, “commands, commandments”;
dabar, “word” (sometimes “law,” sometimes “promise”);
‘imrah, “word,” but more often “promise.”
Mentions his trouble and heartache for the first time….
Relies on God’s Word.
I am laid low….
Four Images of Scripture:
Preserve and strengthen (Anchor)
Recounted my ways (Mirror)
Teach me & Meditate on wonders (Lens)
Set my heart on your law (Playing Field)
You have set my heart free.
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25 I am laid low in the dust;
preserve my life according to your word.
26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me;
teach me your decrees.
27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts,
that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.
28 My soul is weary with sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word.
29 Keep me from deceitful ways;
be gracious to me and teach me your law.
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
I have set my heart on your laws.
31 I hold fast to your statutes, Lord;
do not let me be put to shame.
32 I run in the path of your commands,
for you have broadened my understanding.
Jesus is tested in the wilderness
4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.’
4 Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”’