Pure: morally clean, cleansed, to speak justly, to acquit
How can I keep my way (my attitudes and actions) pure and just?
• seek the Lord with my whole heart – with all that I am (v 10) • to store up God’s Word in my heart (v 11) • have a heart that is teachable (v 12) • continually speak God’s Word aloud – to myself and others (v 13) • find my delight in the Word and not the world (v 14, 16) • meditate on God’s Word – think about it throughout my day (v 15) • fix my eyes on God’s ways (v 15) • do not forget God’s Word – preach the gospel to myself daily (v 16)
Don’t be afraid to interact with the text. Highlight. Underline. Make notes in the margins. Write prayers in the corners. Date passages that help you through a trial. Write people’s names beside verses that you pray over them.
When you look back – years from now – you will be amazed at what the Lord has revealed to you, taught you, and brought you through.
God is good – all the time. All the time – God is good.
When hope is hard to come by – God is good.
When dreams get dashed – God is good.
When friends are fickle – God is good.
Gratitude is always warranted because God is good. Give thanks to the Lord for he is…
• good (v 1) • loving (v 1) • the one who answers when we call (v 5) • the one who sets us free (v 5) • on our side (v 6) • our helper (v 7) • our refuge (v 8) • our strength (v 14) • our song (v 14) • our salvation (v 14) • the cornerstone (v 22) • God (v 27)