My Heart Standeth In Awe Of Thy Word
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. We have considered how, through knowledge, we have all things that pertain unto life and godliness (II Peter 1:1-4).
1. We know we obtain knowledge through the word of God (Psalms 119:97-105).
2. We know that takes proper studying on our part (II Timothy 2:14-18).
B. The question is, do we properly appreciate the Scriptures (Jeremiah 15:16), and view them as we should (I Thessalonians 2:13)?
1. Do you love the word of God (Psalms 119:140)?
2. Do we desire the word of God (I Peter 2:1-2)?
3. Can you get enough of it (Psalms 119:40 and Psalms 119:131)?
4. Can you stop talking about it (Psalms 119:172)?
II. Body: Psalms 119:160-168
A. Our hearts, not the organ that pushes blood in your chest, but the intellect of our being is our source of reasoning (Deuteronomy 4:39, Proverbs 23:7, Ecclesiastes 1:13, Ecclesiastes 7:25, Ecclesiastes 8:9, and Ecclesiastes 8:16-17).
1. Your heart can be good (Matthew 5:8) or evil (Hebrews 3:12).
2. Thus, we have to guard our hearts (Proverbs 4:23).
3. We have to hide GodŐs word in our hearts (Psalms 119:11).
4. Consider that we believe (Romans 10:8-10) and obey from our hearts (Proverbs 3:1-4, Luke 8:15, and Romans 6:17).
5. We also reject the word from the heart (Jeremiah 4:4).
6. So when the word is not working in us, we need to fix that heart problem (Jeremiah 4:14).
7. The heart must remember the awe of GodŐs word (Jeremiah 20:8-9).
B. The accomplishments of GodŐs word are mindboggling (Isaiah 55:10-11).
1. Creation (Psalms 33:6 and Hebrews 11:3).
2. Salvation (Acts 13:26 and Romans 1:16-17).
3. Judgment (John 12:48 and Romans 2:16).
4. More powerful than a miraculous revelation (Luke 16:19-31).
5. Will never perish (Matthew 24:35 and I Peter 1:22-25).
6. Brings one into a loving relationship with God (John 15:10).
C. When you stand in awe of GodŐs word you find your mind constantly focused therein (Psalms 1:1-2 and Psalms 119:15-16).
1. Focusing on GodŐs word leads to living it aright (I Timothy 4:15).
2. Living GodŐs word results in eternal life (I Timothy 4:16 and Revelation 22:14).
III. Conclusion: Truly, when discussing the word of God, I find such to be an inexhaustible subject. There is infinitely too much to say as it is living and powerful (Hebrews 4:12). For this, we should stay hungry beyond fleshly hunger (Job 23:12).
© 2015 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager