Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Some observations on portions of Psalm 119

"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." (v.11) - Hiding God's Word in our hearts is a sure remedy from sin. We need to make sure that we treasure it and store it deep in our hearts. Memorizing Scripture is part of this, applying Scripture truths is the other half. The idea of hiding here is to reserve or to lay up (Strong).

"I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word." (v.16) - If you delight in the Bible you most likely won't forget it and its teachings. Strong says: to be oblivious to it either from memory or want of attention. Many Christians make bad decisions and a major reason they come to such decisions is because they are oblivious to what God says in the Bible. The reason they are oblivious is because they are not delighting in the Word.

"Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors." (v.24) - That is at least 66 counsilors. What a great metaphor for the Word of God.

"Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end." (v.33) - We can ask God to teach us his word. (see also v.64, v.66 v.68, v.108, v.124, v.135, v.171)

"This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me." (v.50)
"I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself." (v.52) - God's Word is our comfort in affliction.

Anyway...just some random thoughts on a blessed Psalm.

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