What makes Psalm 119 so significant is not just that it is the longest chapter of the Bible, but that the longest chapter in the Bible is about the Bible. Psalm 119 is a 176-line poem about Scripture. And not just a poem, but a very intricate and artistically crafted poem in the form of an acrostic, divided up into 22 stanzas for each of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, each stanza having eight verses. The eight verses of each stanza begin with the same Hebrew letter.
Clearly, the commands and words of God are central to the Psalmist. This study will seek to demonstrate why and how God's word is the centerpiece of human understanding and experience.