This is post number V of Are You Smarter than Your Teacher?
In the first post I explained what is behind the title and covered the first two categories of the game I included in a lesson on Psalm 119. In the following posts I covered the remaining six categories.
In this final post I will share some additional thoughts about applications we can learn from Psalm 119.
The main theme of Psalm 119 is the Law of Moses.
In almost every verse of Psalm 119 there is a word that covers an aspect of the law. In the slide above I shared English words used for the Law and the Hebrew equivalents.
You can tell that the Law is very complex. As you look back over the verses I used in the series and as you read Psalm 119, you will definitely see these aspects of the Law and how we should apply them.
I asked my audience something to have them think about.
Why don’t contestants always win on Who’s Smarter than a Fifth Grader?
The questions are all about subjects that are taught in Fifth Grade and I would imagine that all contestants went through these subjects at one time.
The Fifth Graders on the show almost always get the question right, but the adults sometimes are challenged and do not do well.
Why is this?
The Phys Ed category gives us a bit of a clue. What happens if we do not exercise very often? We soon loose strength and agility. The same happens with our mind.
The adults on the show have not studied the topics for many years and cannot easily recall the answers that are fresh in the minds of the Fifth Graders.
So, how can we remember the Law or God’s Word?
We need to:
- Read it Regularly
- Meditate on it Carefully
- Apply in Personally
- Memorize it Diligently
If we follow these steps we will know the Bible better and know more of what God wants us to do in our lives.
A teacher’s main purpose is to get you started on a path of learning.
We later may need other teachers to help us through things that are difficult to understand, but we need to instill in ourselves a culture of lifelong learning.
Especially when it comes to the Bible.
You can be Smarter than your Teacher if you continue to study God’s Word on your own, and with others.
I hope you enjoyed this series on Psalm 119
Are You Smarter than Your Teacher? – A study of Psalm 119 in five parts
Here are links to the five parts:
Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV and Part V
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