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THREE KEYS TO A HAPPY LIFE

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Short Meditations from a Long Song:
Bible studies from Psalm 119
Three Keys to a Happy Life
Introduction:

I- Preservation from defilement (Psalm 119:1 –4)

Psalm 119:1–4 NLT
1 Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. 2 Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. 3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths. 4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.

A- Defilement of our hearts (Psalm 119: 2 B)

Psalm 119:2 NLT
2 Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.
(Proverbs 4:23)
Proverbs 4:23 NLT
23 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
(Jeremiah 17:9-10)
Jeremiah 17:9–10 NLT
9 “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? 10 But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”

B- Defilement of our habits (Psalm 119:2 a -3)

Psalm 119:2a–3 NLT
2 Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts. 3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths.
1- God's Word teaches us the ways of God. (Psalm 119: 3 – 4)
Psalm 119:3–4 NLT
3 They do not compromise with evil, and they walk only in his paths. 4 You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully.
2- God's Word teaches us the will of God. (Psalm 119: 2 B)
Psalm 119:2 NLT
2 Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.
(Colossians 1:9)
Colossians 1:9 NLT
9 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.

II- Prayer with Direction (Psalm 119:5 – 6)

Psalm 119:5–6 NLT
5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees! 6 Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands.

A- The shame of sin (Psalm 119:6)

Psalm 119:6 NLT
6 Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands.
(Psalm 119:39)
Psalm 119:39 NLT
39 Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good.

B- The strength of surrender (Psalm 119:5)

Psalm 119:5 NLT
5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!
(Luke 9:23-24)
Luke 9:23–24 NLT
23 Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. 24 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.

III- Praise in life (Psalm 119:7 – 8)

Psalm 119:7–8 NLT
7 As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should! 8 I will obey your decrees. Please don’t give up on me!

A- cleanness of heart (Psalm 119:7 a)

Psalm 119:7a NLT
7 As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!
(Psalm 51:10)
Psalm 51:10 NLT
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.

B- Correctness of understanding (Psalm 119: 7 B)

Psalm 119:7 NLT
7 As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!
1- Understanding God’s word help us understand what He desires from us.
(1 Timothy 1:5)
1 Timothy 1:5 NLT
5 The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.

C- Conduct that reflects relationship (Psalm 119:8 a)

Psalm 119:8a NLT
8 I will obey your decrees. Please don’t give up on me!
(John 14:15)
John 14:15 NLT
15 “If you love me, obey my commandments.

D- confidence of divine presence (Psalm 119: 8 B)

Psalm 119:8 NLT
8 I will obey your decrees. Please don’t give up on me!
(Hebrews 13:5)
Hebrews 13:5 NLT
5 Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
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