We will continue the verse by verse study of the 119th Psalm with
Psalms 119:41 {VAU.} "Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD,
[even] thy salvation, according to thy word."

     We see in this, the psalmist crying out for mercy. Not any one in
their right mind wants justice. We would all fall short, if God meted
out justice to us. It is through His great mercy and grace, that we
are saved. Salvation if a free gift. It is unmerited favor with the
Lord. From Genesis to Revelation, we see the salvation of man through
the Saviour. His Word tells of the Saviour.

     Psalms 119:42 "So shall I have wherewith to answer him that
reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word."

     Trust placed in the Word of God, is trust that will produce
This type of trust brings life. The world thinks that trust in God is
foolish. The world will not be saved. There are several Scriptures I
would like to share on that subject here. I Corinthians 1:18 "For the
preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us
which are saved it is the power of God." I Corinthians 1:21 "For after
that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased
God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe."  I
Corinthians 1:23 "But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a
stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;" I Corinthians 1:25
"Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of
God is stronger than men." There is no need to argue with the world.
They do not understand. I Corinthians 2:14 "But the natural man
receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are
foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are
spiritually discerned."

     Psalms 119:43 "And take not the word of truth utterly out of my
mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments."

     There is a miracle utterance that this is probably speaking of
here. Luke 12:11 "And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and
[unto] magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing
ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:"  Luke 12:12 "For the Holy
Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say."  Matthew
10:27 "What I tell you in darkness, [that] speak ye in light: and what
ye hear in the ear, [that] preach ye upon the housetops."  All of this
speaks of a miracle utterance which the Lord, through the Holy Spirit,
has you to say. Ministers call it the anointing of God. He is really
saying, if you were to take away the miracle utterance from me, I
would not be able to effectively speak of your judgements.

     Psalms 119:44 "So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and

     This a declaration of a determination on the part of the
psalmist to keep the law of God as long as he lives.
     Psalms 119:45 "And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy

     Those whom the Lord sets free, are free indeed. Those who desire
to live a holy life before the Lord, find that there is liberty in
this decision. They are no longer under the bondage of sin. To seek to
know the ways of the Lordis certainly the factor that sets us free.

     Psalms 119:46 "I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings,
and will not be ashamed."

     The truly anointed of God to minister, do not care if the
listener be royalty or a commoner, the message is the same. They all
need the Saviour. Jesus gave us a very good reason why we should never
be ashamed of Him or the gospel. Mark 8:38 "Whosoever therefore shall
be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful
generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he
cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."

     Psalms 119:47 "And I will delight myself in thy commandments,
which I have loved."

     I John 5:3 "For this is the love of God, that we keep his
commandments: and his commandments are not grievous."  To those who
choose to keep the commandments, they are a delight. The commandments
of God were given to help man in his walk with God on this earth. They
are not just a set of rules that are hard to keep. They are to benefit

     Psalms 119:48 "My hands also will I lift up unto thy
commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy

     The lifting of the hands upward are a sign of praise to God. He
is saying, I will praise God for His commandments. He loves them. He
meditates {thinks deeply} about the teachings. In them, he finds life.

     Psalms 119:49 "{ZAIN.} Remember the word unto thy servant, upon
which thou hast caused me to hope."

     The Word of God brings hope. It is the one thing in life that we
can depend on. God does not lie. The hope that the Word brings the
believer is true. We can see in the covenant that God made with
Abraham, that God fulfills His promises. Usually God lets an
impossibility in the flesh arise, and then He brings the miracle, as
He did in Isaac. Abraham and Sarah were beyond the childbearing years,
when God sent them a miracle son, Isaac. The hope of the Christian is
of the resurrection.

     Psalms 119:50 "This [is] my comfort in my affliction: for thy
word hath quickened me."

     What a shame when someone dies in a family, who does not believe
in God. They have nothing to comfort them. Even in the afflictions of
Job, he was comforted knowing that the Lord would redeem him. The Word
of God brings comfort. Jesus is the quickening Spirit.

     Psalms 119:51 "The proud have had me greatly in derision: [yet]
have I not declined from thy law."

     We remember, in a previous verse, that the proud are cursed.
Those who are cursed never have much respect for those who have chosen
to serve God. Even though the world around us may criticize us for
serving God, it does not affect the true believer. They go right on
serving God.

     Psalms 119:52 "I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and
have comforted myself."

     Again, we see that the Word of God continues to comfort him. How
quickly some forget the blessings of the past. It is good to look back
and see the blessings of the past. God is the same yesterday, today,
and forever. He still will bless us, if we will only believe.

     Psalms 119:53 "Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the
wicked that forsake thy law."

     If we read and study the Word of God, we know that those who
decide to turn against God and live for their fleshly desires are
facing a horrible future. God blesses abundantly those who love Him
and serve Him, but there are terrible things awaiting those who do not
accept Him as Saviour. The Word of God has a great deal to say about

     Psalms 119:54 "Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my

     There is nothing more beautiful, than the Word of God put to
music. If you look carefully at the old hymnals, you will see that the
people who wrote them, knew the Word of God. They are Scripturally
correct in 95% of the cases.

     Psalms 119:55 "I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night,
and have kept thy law."

     Probably, when we lay down to sleep at night, we think back over
the Words in the Bible more than we do as we are rushing to get a job
done in the day. Sometimes when I have the wide-awakes, I get up and
pray and read my Bible a large part of the night. It is so quiet, it
is a good time to fellowship with God. In looking over the happenings
of the day, I realize I have kept the law of the Lord.

     Psalms 119:56 "This I had, because I kept thy precepts."

     The person who seeks to do the will of God, will be led into
these other things we have been reading of here. He is saying that
these blessings came to him, because he was doing the will of God.

                             Questions 124

1.  Who wants justice from God?
2.  Salvation is a _____ _____.
3.  The type of trust, spoken of in verse 42, will produce ______.
4.  The preaching of the cross is ________ to the Greeks.
5.  God chose that by the foolishness  of ________ to save people.
6.  The ________ of God is wiser than men.
7.  1 Corinthians says, the natural man does not receive the things of
    God, because they are _____________ discerned.
8.  What type of utterance is verse 43 speaking of?
9.  What ye hear in the ear, preach on the _______.
10. How long has the psalmist promised to keep the law?
11. They are no longer under the bondage of ___.
12. Quote Psalms chapter 119 verse 45.
13. Quote Mark chapter 8 verse 38.
14. This is the love of God, that we _____ His _____________.
15. What does the lifting of the hands, in verse 48, show?
16. What does meditate mean?
17. The laws of God are for the ________ of man.
18. What is the one thing, in this life, that we can depend upon?
19. What brings a miracle from God?
20. Job, in his afflictions, was comforted by what?
21. What did the psalmist comfort himself with?
22. What type of future do those have who reject the Lord?
23. There is nothing more beautiful than the Word of God being put to
24. Quote Psalms chapter 119 verse 56.