The Beauty of Boundaries A Bible Study

Psalms 119:165-168 NIV

Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. I wait for your salvation, O Lord, and I follow your commands. I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly. I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.

Do you love God's laws as the Psalmist does? Why or why not?

Read Psalm 119:153-168

List the different words that describe God's law.

When the Psalmist says that he loves God's law, what is he really saying?

I love your boundaries.

Why does he love God's boundaries?

Read Psalm 119:1-2

What is the person like who walks within God's boundaries?

Blessed = Happy

Read Psalm 119:9

How can a person stay pure?

Read Psalm 119:11

How can you ensure that you don't sin against God?

Read Psalm 119:14-16

We love what we continually gaze at. How can we cultivate a love for God's boundaries?

What does it mean to "meditate?"

Read Psalm 119:28

What is the benefit of God's boundaries?

Summarize some of the points above. Why are God's boundaries so good? Why can we love them?

Read Psalm 119:32. How can you know true freedom?
Independence leads to heaviness and oppression. Living without boundaries is actually living in darkness and confusion.
How can we miss the beauty of God's boundaries?

Read Psalm 119:37

There is beauty in God's boundaries.

There is safety, freedom, joy, delight, strength and refreshment as you stay within God's boundaries.

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