I did justice and righteousness so don't let the arrogant oppress me. It's time for the Lord to act because they have broken the law. I love His commandments more than gold while hating every false way (Ps. 119:121-128). Affliction motivates you to hate every false way and expect God to act.
His testimonies are wonderful since the unfolding of His words gives light in understanding the simple. Establish my footsteps in His word so iniquity won't have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man so I keep His precepts (Ps. 119:129-136). Affliction motivates you to let God's word establish your footsteps so sin does not rule you.
Because God's testimonies are righteous, faithful, true and pure, His servant loves them. My zeal has consumed me because adversaries have forgotten His words. I am despised, in trouble and anguish, but His commandments give me understanding so I can live (Ps. 119:137-144). Affliction motivates you to have zeal in overcoming sin.
I cried for help and deliverance with all my heart. I anticipate the night watches to meditate on His word. Hear my voice and draw near according to His lovingkindness so I can be revived and protected from wickedness (Ps. 119:145-152). Affliction motivates you to cry for deliverance from sin while meditating on His word through the night.
Plead my cause and rescue me so I am revived according to Your word. Great are Your mercies in the midst of persecutors and adversaries, but I do not turn aside from His testimonies. I loathe the treacherous, but love His precepts that revive me according to God's love (Ps. 119:153-160). Affliction motivates you to plead your cause in being rescued and revived in the midst of adversaries.
My heart stands in awe of Your words when princes persecute me without cause. I hate and despise falsehood, but praise Him seven times a day. I have great peace and nothing causes me to stumble because I keep His precepts with all my ways before Him (Ps. 119:161-168). Affliction motivates you to praise Him always, despise falsehood and experience peace through transparency with God.
My lips utter praise because He teaches me His statutes. His hand is ready to help me because I have chosen His precepts. I long for His salvation and His law is my delight. Seek your servant as I have gone astray like a lost sheep (Ps. 119:169-176). Affliction motivates you to grow spiritually in mind, emotions and will in response to God seeking you.
Transparency and Application of God’s Word to Overcome Sin: Will Filled with Peace
Outcome: Holistic Spiritual Growth
1. Hate every false way and expect God to act
2. Let God's word establish your footsteps so sin does not rule you
3. Zeal in overcoming sin
4. Cry for deliverance while meditating on His word through the night
5. Plead your cause to be rescued and revived in the midst of adversaries
6. Praise Him always, despise falsehood and experience peace through transparency with God
7. Grow spiritually in mind, emotions and will in response to God seeking you