Week 19: An Unchanging Word in a Changing World | Day 1

Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of An Unchanging Word in a Changing World
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Psalm 139:1-3 and Psalm 139:15-16

Week 19: Day 1

This week’s sermon, An Unchanging Word in a Changing World, with Robby Gallaty, focuses on Psalms 1:1-6.  We have divided this sermon into three parts for you to watch throughout this week (Days 1, 3, and 5). Please watch the first part today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading:  Psalms 119:129-176; 139

119:129 פ (Pe) Your rules are marvelous. Therefore I observe them. 130Your instructions are a doorway through which light shines. They give insight to the untrained. 131I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commands. 132Turn toward me and extend mercy to me, as you typically do to your loyal followers. 133Direct my steps by your word. Do not let any sin dominate me. 134Deliver me from oppressive men, so that I can keep your precepts. 135Smile on your servant. Teach me your statutes! 136Tears stream down from my eyes, because people do not keep your law. 137צ (Tsade) You are just, O Lord, and your judgments are fair. 138The rules you impose are just and absolutely reliable. 139My zeal consumes me, for my enemies forget your instructions. 140Your word is absolutely pure, and your servant loves it. 141I am insignificant and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts. 142Your justice endures, and your law is reliable. 143Distress and hardship confront me, yet I find delight in your commands. 144Your rules remain just. Give me insight so that I can live. 145ק (Qof) I cried out with all my heart, “Answer me, O Lord! I will observe your statutes.” 146I cried out to you, “Deliver me, so that I can keep your rules.” 147I am up before dawn crying for help. I find hope in your word. 148My eyes anticipate the nighttime hours so that I can meditate on your word. 149Listen to me because of your loyal love. O Lord, revive me, as you typically do. 150Those who are eager to do wrong draw near; they are far from your law. 151You are near, O Lord, and all your commands are reliable. 152I learned long ago that you ordained your rules to last. 153ר (Resh) See my pain and rescue me. For I do not forget your law. 154Fight for me and defend me. Revive me with your word. 155The wicked have no chance for deliverance, for they do not seek your statutes. 156Your compassion is great, O Lord. Revive me, as you typically do. 157The enemies who chase me are numerous. Yet I do not turn aside from your rules. 158I take note of the treacherous and despise them, because they do not keep your instructions. 159See how I love your precepts. O Lord, revive me with your loyal love. 160Your instructions are totally reliable; all your just regulations endure. 161ש (Sin/Shin) Rulers pursue me for no reason, yet I am more afraid of disobeying your instructions. 162I rejoice in your instructions, like one who finds much plunder. 163I hate and despise deceit; I love your law. 164Seven times a day I praise you because of your just regulations. 165Those who love your law are completely secure; nothing causes them to stumble. 166I hope for your deliverance, O Lord, and I obey your commands. 167I keep your rules; I love them greatly. 168I keep your precepts and rules, for you are aware of everything I do. 169ת (Tav) Listen to my cry for help, O Lord. Give me insight by your word. 170Listen to my appeal for mercy. Deliver me, as you promised. 171May praise flow freely from my lips, for you teach me your statutes. 172May my tongue sing about your instructions, for all your commands are just. 173May your hand help me, for I choose to obey your precepts. 174I long for your deliverance, O Lord; I find delight in your law. 175May I live and praise you. May your regulations help me. 176I have wandered off like a lost sheep. Come looking for your servant, for I do not forget your commands. (NET Bible)
139:1 For the music director, a psalm of David. O Lord, you examine me and know me. 2You know when I sit down and when I get up; even from far away you understand my motives. 3You carefully observe me when I travel or when I lie down to rest; you are aware of everything I do. 4Certainly my tongue does not frame a word without you, O Lord, being thoroughly aware of it. 5You squeeze me in from behind and in front; you place your hand on me. 6Your knowledge is beyond my comprehension; it is so far beyond me, I am unable to fathom it. 7Where can I go to escape your Spirit? Where can I flee to escape your presence? 8If I were to ascend to heaven, you would be there. If I were to sprawl out in Sheol, there you would be. 9If I were to fly away on the wings of the dawn and settle down on the other side of the sea, 10even there your hand would guide me, your right hand would grab hold of me. 11If I were to say, “Certainly the darkness will cover me, and the light will turn to night all around me,” 12even the darkness is not too dark for you to see, and the night is as bright as day; darkness and light are the same to you. 13Certainly you made my mind and heart; you wove me together in my mother’s womb. 14I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing. You knew me thoroughly; 15my bones were not hidden from you, when I was made in secret and sewed together in the depths of the earth. 16Your eyes saw me when I was inside the womb. All the days ordained for me were recorded in your scroll before one of them came into existence. 17How difficult it is for me to fathom your thoughts about me, O God! How vast is their sum total. 18If I tried to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. Even if I finished counting them, I would still have to contend with you. 19If only you would kill the wicked, O God! Get away from me, you violent men! 20They rebel against you and act deceitfully; your enemies lie. 21O Lord, do I not hate those who hate you and despise those who oppose you? 22I absolutely hate them; they have become my enemies. 23Examine me, O God, and probe my thoughts. Test me, and know my concerns. 24See if there is any idolatrous way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way. (NET Bible)

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