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Psalm 119:1-24: Searching for God's Wisdom

For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Psalms.

Few situations bring life to a grinding halt like losing a contact lens. Have you ever seen it happen to a major-league baseball pitcher? Frustration turns to comedy as fellow players trickle out from the dugout and hunch over the mound on hands and knees. Fans get restless. Commentators start reminiscing about recent games. The TV audience goes on commercial break.

If we are going to have the vision to see life from God's perspective, we will regularly have to stop everything, hunker down and find out just what that perspective is. Like finding a contact lens, God's wisdom is simply worth whatever inconveniences may come in its pursuit.

Warming Up to God

In what area of your life do you need God's wisdom?

Read Psalm 119:1-24

Discovering the Word

  • What different words does the psalmist use to describe God's Word?
  • What benefits of knowing and following God's Word does the psalmist mention in verses 1-8?
  • How does God's Word help us to deal with sin (vv. 9-16)?
  • How does God's Word enlighten us about God's ways (vv. 17-24)?
  • What are the consequences ofnot knowing or following God's Word (vv. 5-6, 9-11, 21-22)?

Applying the Word

  • What is a way you have experienced frustration in studying Scripture?
  • What in the psalmist's example can bring encouragement to us to mediate on and delight in God's Word?

Responding in Prayer

Ask God to guide you as you turn to his Word for wisdom.