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A safe, secure, and liberated life is described in God’s Word as ‘word filled’. As Paul said, a Spirit-filled believer has the Word richly dwelling or filling them. But how is that possible? To find out we need to turn our hearts to Psalm 119. There EZRA explains the secret of maintaining a Word-Filled Life – the only sure protection in the dark spiritual forests of life into which we — and our loved ones, must walk each day.
Our focus this morning is again that Old Testament Giant of the Faith – EZRA. His testimony as we saw last time is the 119th Psalm. He gives us in these 176 verses the content of his personal HABITS or RESPONSES to the Lord and his personal resolves or HOPES in the Lord.
Remember, there are 22 stanzas of 8 verses each.
Stanzas begin with “A” and continue with successive Hebrew alphabet lettering.
This is called an acrostic. In the Psalms, there are 8 other acrostic Psalms. These are Psalms 9, 10, 25, 34, 37, 111, 112, 145
To best comprehend the acrostic concept let me read the literal Hebrew translation. In The Psalms Chronologically Arranged the compilers show how the Psalm would look if the English alphabet were used in this way; and here is an example of Theodore Kubler’s treatment, in respect of Daleth () in verses 25-32.