The Comfort of God’s Word

ComfortTITLE: The Comfort of God’s Word

SUBJECT: Comfort

PROPOSITION: God’s word provides us great comfort through 1) The Hope and Life it Gives, 2) The Afflictions of the Wicked, 3) Remembering God and Identifying with Him.

OBJECTIVE: To study Psalm 119 and understand the comfort that comes from God’s word.


1. Read: Psalm 119:49-56

2. About the Text:

1) This is a great Psalm that teaches us about God’s word.

2) This section teaches us that God’s word provides great comfort.

3. Ref. to S, T, P, O, and A.

DISCUSSION: God’s word provides great comfort through . . .

I.   The Hope and Life It Gives (49-50).

1. It is the word of God that gives us hope.

1) In the resurrection — “Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance” (Romans 8:23-25).

2) In the work of Jesus — “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek” (Hebrews 6:19-20).

2. The word of God gives us life (John 10:10).

1) “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63).

2) “And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name” (John 20:30-31).

II.  The Afflictions of the Wicked (51-54).

1. The proud will seek to persecute us because we don’t participate in their ways.

1) “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12).

2) “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Psalm 34:19).

2. We must be satisfied with God’s justice.

1) Justice is satisfied at the cross. “to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Romans 3:26).

2) Romans 12:17-21 – Read.

3) The only other justice is eternal punishment. We don’t want that for anyone.

3. As far as this life is concerned, we must be satisfied with God’s direction in His word and our faith in Him.

1) Proverbs 3:5-6

2) “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise” (Ephesians 1:13).

3) “For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe” (1 Thess.2:13).

III. Remembering God and Identifying with Him (55-56)

1. The Psalmist speaks about remembering God’s name: Yahweh.

1) He identified with God this way.

2) This informed all of his walk with God.

2. We remember Jesus the Christ in the Lord’s Supper. “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me”” (Luke 22:19).

3. When we identify with Jesus, we will remember Him always.

1) Galatians 2:20.

2) Phil.2:5ff.

4. When we identify with Jesus, we will keep God’s law and obey it.

1) “blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:28).

2) “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book” (Revelation 22:7).


1. God’s word gives us great comfort through . . .

1) The Hope and Life It Gives.

2) The Afflictions of the Wicked.

3) Remembering God and Identifying with Him.

2. Invitation