The Psalm of the Word (Part 7): Remembrance

Remember the word to Your servant, In which You have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me. The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law. I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O Lord, And comfort myself. Burning indignation [...]

The Psalm of the Word (Part 6): Liberty

May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O Lord, Your salvation according to Your word; So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word. And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Your ordinances. So I will keep [...]

The Psalm of the Word (Part 5): Revival

Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end. Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart. Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it. Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not [...]

The Psalm of the Word (Part 4): Strength

My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Your word. I have told of my ways, and You have answered me; Teach me Your statutes. Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on Your wonders. My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word. Remove [...]

The Psalm of the Word (Part 3): Companionship

Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word. Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me. My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times. You rebuke the arrogant, [...]

The Psalm of the Word (Part 2): Purity

How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord; Teach me Your [...]

The Psalm of the Word (Part 1): Blessing

How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the Lord. How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart. They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways. You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently. Oh that my [...]

The Psalm of the Word (Introduction)

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119. Its one hundred seventy-six verses are divided up into twenty-two eight-verse stanzas. The entire psalm focuses on a single theme – the word of God. While the psalm covers a single theme, each of the twenty-two stanzas emphasizes something different about God’s word. As we study [...]

“It Means What It Says”

Almon Beach Green (1808-1886) grew up in Norton, Ohio in the 19th century – a time in which many were beginning to question the conflicting teaching among the denominations. He determined to investigate the Scriptures for himself and began reading through the New Testament. As he read, he became more convinced that the Bible was [...]

Samuel Robert Cassius: “I Had Rather Preach the Gospel for What I Can Eat”

Samuel Robert Cassius (1853-1931) was an African-American preacher and part of the Restoration Movement. He spent most of his years preaching in Oklahoma. During this time, he often struggled to support his family and, of necessity, engaged in other work than just preaching to provide for them. The following excerpt from his book, To Save My [...]