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Holy Desires From a Humble Heart - Part 1 of 2

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May 22, 2021 8:00 pm

Holy Desires From a Humble Heart - Part 1 of 2

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May 22, 2021 8:00 pm

"I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments" (Psalm 119:131).

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The Baptist Bible Lord now comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior, pastor of the Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church will and personal share. Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign glory and in and in and him and in and in and in him and in him will and will in a and and and and and and and and and a and and and and thankful for the opportunity we have to come your way. At the same time each week bringing a message from God's word very thankful for all of you who have had a part in this ministry by supporting it important for last year so there's been a difficult time for all of us dealing with the coronavirus and many other pendant challenges that we all face I very much appreciate your prayers and your continued support and if we are to remain on the air we still need to hear from you on a regular basis. Our address is the Baptist Bible. Our Box 1737, Cincinnati, OH 45217 want to go to our website, you can make a donation there at Baptist Bible our dock or will see will be in and will will will and all in and will send you holy desires from a humble heart text Psalm 119 verse 131. I opened my mouth and panted for long for that commandments for things really look at in this portion of Scripture first longing for holiness.

Second prayer for attention. Third, pleading for mercy for asking for blessings, longing for holiness. First, the psalmist acknowledges the value of God's word.

Verse 127.

Therefore, I love commandments above, though EA above all go. Can you say that today I love the commandments of God the Word of God.

The truth of God above goal about money above all material thing so easy to be sidetracked in this world and that the emphasis is always put upon that which is material which you can see traction. So to have an affection for God's commandments's word is not the inclination of human nature, and yet it is a result of divine grace in one's heart. Verse 128. Therefore, I esteem all my precepts concerning all things to be right and I hate every false way I esteem thy precepts concerning all things to be right whatever God has given us in his commandments and his law and his word there all night. There are no errors. There are no mistakes church in Nashville recently put out the statement that got wide publicity that they could not possibly believe the Bible is the word of God because there are too many mistakes too many flaws in it and so they were wanting to make it clear that that was their position electric differs from the position of the psalmist.

When this 119th Psalm, there is reference in really every verse in some way the word of God, and he continually expresses his regard for his love for thankfulness for verse 129 back testimonies are wonderful, therefore, doth my soul keep them think in terms of God's word. As the psalmist here expresses back testimonies are wonderful words, God is wonderful possible for a person to begin to view it as something of duty. I feel like I need to read a portion of the everyday, and so it's kind of something being imposed on them, but it's not with delight and joy, not considering the fact that the testimonies of wonderful, the more you read, the more you understand the more to planning your life the more you can come to concur with what David says that back testimonies are wonderful verse 130 the entrance of the words given light it giveth understanding to the simple there's one thing that makes it wonderful entrance of my words.

Having the truth of God gives light. Those who do not embrace the word of God. Those who do not acknowledge the validity of the truthfulness of our in the dark, but the word is like it in for it gives you insight and understanding. Understanding about.about yourself about salvation, about many vital issues gives understanding to the simple so not only does he acknowledge the value of God's word that it is reliable. It's true, it's wonderful gives white but he expresses a sincere desire for it. Verse 131 opened my mouth and panted, for I long for thy commandments. I traverse for all languages wasn't just a matter of saying I'm looking forward to examining word hi panted for I was passionate about. I was jealous.

I was looking forward to it was a very positive experience in a course that expression makes us think of the 42nd Psalm verse one says as the heart panted after the water brooks, so paint with my soul after the God. My soul first. If, for God, for the living God.

When shellac come and appear before so the analogy is too dear running rapidly through the forest and coming. Then desperately need water from the water brooks show as the heart of the beer panted after the water brooks, so my soul pants after the Olga can you recall seasons when those words would be very applicable to your experience, my soul panted one thing on a regular basis to go to the Lord and acknowledge Lord, I need the I need the help of the.blessing, but there times when you begin to feel desperate just as much is the Deerfield I have got to have water from the water brooks around parish you come to circumcision, the same Lord of district must have the I must have thy blessing that presence must have the sense that our with me leaving me keeping me and guiding me who has the heart panted after the water brooks sold my soul panted after the whole God and then verse 133.

There is a desire for correction order my steps in byword and link not any iniquity have dominion over me. Order all my steps. I need not help in every decision I make wherever I go wherever I do.

If I'm at home work from on the highway church from interacting with Pete whatever I want the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart to be acceptable was prayer is order my steps in thy work. Although there is a resentment in the human heart.

The natural heart for what is borne by the spirit of God to resist God's absolute rule man doesn't love God by nature. He resents the idea that there is one shopper and runes over him and lays down laws talks about the penalty of violating. But here's one who says Lord, I want to be under thy sovereign direction order my steps command me directly.

That's way have wanted to be all my steps, not just the steps I take what I'm church not just certain parts of my life, but in all must every detail of life.

I want them to be important by God in harmony with his word and the second thing we see in the section of Scripture's prayer for attention. Verse 132 a. Says thou upon me look thou upon the patient within a few times I really would. One of the Lord of the company.

I feel like I had to falter and fail come short miserably would want them to look well the psalmist in this expression is desiring God to look on him because he recognizes his great need of him and as we will see that he anticipates he is going to look on him with favor.

Not because the psalmist is himself worthy of having favor shown but because he believes this is the way God will deal with his people. Now we recently looked at Psalm 27 in verse eight of Exxon. David said when Val centers seeking my face. My heart said unto the thy face, Lord, will Ashley and that message we emphasize the importance of us regularly and diligently seeking God's things not being in different being at ease in Zion consistently and regularly going to him seeking his face but now he speaks of his eyes faintly. I had promise. David indicates that I would be seeking his face. But in verse 82 of this 119th Psalm. He says mine eyes fail for byword saying when women found comfort cannot relate to that part of this experience you may have joined with the psalmist were we were reading Psalm 27. Yes, Lord, I want my response to be like that of David want to be able to say that I've face, Lord, will Ashley and you've diligently attempted to seek his face on a regular basis but you reach a point where you say my hands fail. When will completely. I've been trying to look upon you been trying to seek your face wearing week so even when there's been diligent regular effort. You can go through some difficult time when you feel empty and feel unable to view him and you want like I tried to view but their clouds overhead that interferes troubles and trials having a hard time viewing him back in at 27 Psalm verse nine he said hide not thy face from me put not thy servant away in anger that has been my help. Leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation that we know God has promised never to leave nor forsake you speak, but repeatedly, particularly during in the Psalms, particularly the writers of the Psalms, as well as some of the prophets.

Ask God. Please do not forsake me hide not thy face from the sink in the mire. Whether original standing Lord, I need help you not get to that place occasionally is a poor Latin I need to use particularly great at the present time I try to pray, but I don't sense that you are hearing me. I feel that faltering at all, efforts to serve the Lord. Hide not thy face from I need the desperately so because he says I'm having difficulty my fail. I'm not seeing but I have faith like I wouldn't want to. So he says look on me Lord look upon me look on me because you will see what I need you, you will see my weakness, you will see my desperate state Lord nation that an interesting request to think. Here's one poor little center calling on the sovereign creator of heaven and earth millions of people on the earth for the company can't leave because my need is great. I need you desperately call them with some of this concern. In the book of Romans chapter 8 what is talking about the fact that we sometimes just do not know what to pray for Buddy talks about the help that is given is Romans chapter 8 verse 26 likewise the Spirit also help with our infirmities that we can stop that word infirmity and say what we can certainly relate to the if we have a clear sense of ourselves. We know we are informed we are weak, but the spirit of God helps our infirmities. That's good news, and encouraging it for we know not what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be that we generally think about Jesus being the intercession which in fact he is he is at the end. Here's our intercessor and that we seldom think about this passage to know that the spirit also intercedes for us. How blessed and favored. We are no back Jesus Christ, the son of God and the Holy Spirit of God, both intercede for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. As the question is what what are those groanings that say they cannot be a way we can answer that question, something between the Holy Spirit and God the father, but he makes intercession for us when were faltering when we're failing when we don't know what to pray for how to pray for he makes intercession. Verse 27 and he that searches the hearts Northpoint is the mind of the Spirit because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God found what we're praying. We may be praying selfishly maybe praying for something that is not in harmony with the will of God in the spirit of God makes intercession for us.

It is according to the will of God. So the psalmist says I need help. As Paul here admits in the Roman letter that God's people need help and there is help given them. By this intercessory work of the Holy Spirit look on me, you will see where I fail you will see my weakness.

See my struggle to see my suffering.

See all my afflictions whole Lord look upon.

Don't forget about don't hide your face from look.

Then the third thing we see is pleading for mercy. Here is an acknowledgment of sin and unworthiness. Because in verse one, 32, he says, be merciful unto me now mercy is only for guilty people cannot give you anything you donated mercy.

But if you see that you have Shannon come short of the glory of God, even as one of his children. You have frequently stumbled along the way same vineyard that the discharge of your duty. See, I still need mercy that expressions you, you feel a regular basis.

I need mercy.

The person like that Pharisee, of whom Jesus spoke who brag on himself, but I think they that are not of the man that man had no sense of needing mercy, and he didn't receive.

But the fun of them smote upon his message that God be merciful to him at the center. He knew he needed he was guilty.

He was a sinner, be merciful to me, and he went down to his house justified mercy is really the only basis upon which we can expect to receive a single question not deserving God is not obligated us every blessing we receive eternal saving of our soul. The blessings we need from day-to-day to hold us up and sustain us in the midst of challenges and troubles of life. All these blessings, even the material things we need to sustain life. It all come from us as a mercy from God holy desires from a humble when we look at Psalm 119, the longest of all we see over and over again expression coming from the heart.

The writer that he desires to have close communion and fellowship and surety that must be our desire as we go from day-to-day praying that we can bring honor and glory to his name have close fellowship with hope that you will writers this week with the same time of the Lord richly bless you all and the Baptist Bible hour is come to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior, pastor of the Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church address all mailed to the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217

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