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THE WORD TO OUR HEART:
Crying Heart: Psalm 119:145-152 Qoph (ק)
Pastor John Nicholas
Sunday September 22, 2019
Psalm 119:145-152 (NKJV) ק QOPH
145 I cry out with my whole heart; Hear me, O Lord! I will keep Your statutes.
146 I cry out to You; Save me, and I will keep Your testimonies.
147 I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word.
148 My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
149 Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; O Lord, revive me according to Your justice.
150 They draw near who follow after wickedness; They are far from Your law.
151 You are near, O Lord, And all Your commandments are truth.
152 Concerning Your testimonies, I have known of old that You have founded them forever.
Psalm 119:140, 143-44 (NASB95)
140 Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it.
143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight.
144 Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live.
Psalm 119:145-152 (NASB95) Qoph.
145 I cried with all my heart; answer me, O Lord! I will observe Your statutes.
146 I cried to You; save me And I shall keep Your testimonies.
12 Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.
13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
14 I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile.’
Psalm 107:10-16 (NASB95)
10 There were those who dwelt in darkness and in the shadow of death, Prisoners in misery and chains,
11 Because they had rebelled against the words of God And spurned the counsel of the Most High.
12 Therefore He humbled their heart with labor; They stumbled and there was none to help.
13 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death And broke their bands apart.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men!
16 For He has shattered gates of bronze And cut bars of iron asunder.
Matthew 1:21 (NASB95)
21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Isaiah 42:3 (NASB95)
3 “A bruised reed He will not break
And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish;
147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words.
148 My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
Deuteronomy 8:3-5 (NASB95)
3 He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you [a]understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.
4 Your clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.
5 Thus you are to know in your heart that the Lord your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NASB95)
17 pray without ceasing;
Colossians 4:2 (NASB95)
2 Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;
149 Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; Revive me, O Lord, according to Your ordinances.
Isaiah 63:7-14 (NASB95)
God’s Ancient Mercies Recalled
7 I shall make mention of the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, the praises of the Lord, According to all that the Lord has granted us, And the great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He has granted them according to His compassion And according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses.
8 For He said, “Surely, they are My people, Sons who will not deal falsely.” So He became their Savior.
9 In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the angel of His presence saved them; In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.
10 But they rebelled And grieved His Holy Spirit; Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy, He fought against them.
11 Then His people remembered the days of old, of Moses. Where is He who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of His flock? Where is He who put His Holy Spirit in the midst of them,
12 Who caused His glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, Who divided the waters before them to make for Himself an everlasting name,
13 Who led them through the depths? Like the horse in the wilderness, they did not stumble;
14 As the cattle which go down into the valley, The Spirit of the Lord gave them rest. So You led Your people, To make for Yourself a glorious name.
Psalm 23 (NASB95)
The Lord, the Psalmist’s Shepherd.
A Psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.
3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
150 Those who follow after wickedness draw near; They are far from Your law.
Psalm 73:15-20 (NASB95)
15 If I had said, “I will speak thus,” Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.
16 When I pondered to understand this, It was roublesome in my sight
17 Until I came into the sanctuary of God; Then I perceived their end.
18 Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction.
19 How they are destroyed in a moment! They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!
20 Like a dream when one awakes, O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their form.
151 You are near, O Lord, And all Your commandments are truth.
152 Of old I have known from Your testimonies That You have founded them forever.
John 3:16-21 (NASB95)
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
20 For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
21 But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”
2 Corinthians 5:1-7 (NASB95)
The Temporal and Eternal
5 For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2 For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven,
3 inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked.
4 For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life.
5 Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge.
6 Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—
7 for we walk by faith, not by sight—