Psalm 119:81-128

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Psalm 119:81-128

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Lesson Number 87

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. The Word of God is Perfect and Sufficient.

Practical Application

  1. Look beyond the gold!


  1. Review the major theme of Psalm 119.
  2. What is the theme of verses 81-88?
  3. What interesting fact was mentioned about verse 92?
  4. What is the theme of verses 97-104?
  5. What reassurance do we hear in verse 119?


  1. The Word of God and its use in the life of the believer
  2. The sufficiency of God’s Word in the time of affliction
  3. Martin Luther wrote this verse on the cover of his Bible.
  4. We gain true wisdom through the Word, which is sweet to our souls.
  5. In the end, the wicked will be removed from the earth as scum off of molten metal.


  1. Psalm 119:92-95 remind us that the Word of God is certain, sure, reliable, and permanent. We can find help and victory in time of need and affliction. Recall a time that God’s Word was this to you. Take a minute to thank God for His Word.
  2. If you as a believer know the Word of God and live by it, you will have more wisdom than your enemies, teachers, or the elderly sages of this secular world. Joseph and Daniel are outstanding examples of this truth from the Old Testament. Think of some other biblical or extra-biblical examples.


  1. Are you reluctant to read and obey God’s Word? Strive to be like the psalmist who found God’s Word to be sweeter than honey (verse 103).

Key Verses

  • “Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction.” Psalm 119:92
  • “How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

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