1. In this verse the writer expressed his love to God for His law. 2. The writer did this throughout this Psalm (vs.47-48, 113, 127, 159, 167). 3. In our lesson we are analyzing a number of statements made in this Psalm that will help us understand why the writer loved the law of God as he did. a. The writer revealed 9 special characteristics of God's law. b. The writer also revealed 9 special blessings that God's law provides. 4. Let us first observe how . . .
I. THE WRITER REVEALED 9 SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF GOD'S LAW
A. It is valuable (vs.72; 19:10a). B. It is faithful (vs.86a). C. It is settled (vs.89). D. It is sweet (vs.103; 19:10b). E. It is right (vs.128). F. It is wonderful (vs.129). G. It is pure (vs.140). H. It is truth (vs.151). I. It is everlasting (vs.152, 160; Matthew 24:35; 1 Peter 1:23b-25a). J. The writer's description of God's law helps us understand why he loved it so dearly. K. In addition to describing God's law, . . .
I. THE WRITER REVEALED 9 SPECIAL BLESSINGS THAT GOD'S LAW PROVIDES
A. In a general way, vs.1 states that those who "walk in the law of the Lord" are "blessed." B. Specific blessings include: 1. cleansing (vs.9; John 8:31-32) 2. power to overcome temptation (vs.11; Luke 4:1-11) 3. strength (vs.28) 4. hope (vs.49) 5. fellowship (vs.63) 6. understanding (vs.104, 169) 7. light (vs.105) 8. joy (vs.162) 9. peace (vs.165). C. God provides these special blessings to those who love His law.
1. In closing, let us consider the statement made in vs.166. 2. To receive salvation from the Lord we must comply with His requirements that include: a. belief [faith] in Christ (John 8:24) b. repentance (Luke 13:3, 5) c. confession (Romans 10:9-10) d. baptism (Mark 16:16).