Posts by Pr Edi (Page 4)

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176 Words on 176 Verses. Psalm 119:8

176 words on 176 Verses. “ I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.”  (Ps 119:8)  There is certainly not a statute we can keep if we have not learned them (v7) and if we have learned them but not kept them then it is also certain we have not learned them, for not to do is not to know. But o to keep the statutes of the Lord, what a joy it is. Everything changes, not only our…

176 Words on 176 Verses. Psalm 119:7

176 words on 176 Verses. “I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, When I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.”  (Ps 119:7) We come to the final word used as a synonym to the word ‘Word’ in Psalm 119, the word ‘Judgements’. Throughout the Psalm then we have seven synonyms all found in the first seven verses. But though they are synonyms, that does not suggest they carry the same meaning, but certain it is that they carry with…

176 words on 176 Verses Psalm 119:6

“Then shall I not be ashamed, When I have respect unto all thy commandments.”  Psalm 119:6 As is often the case, it is not until we accept what the Lord teaches by faith and act upon that faith, that we come to realize the truth of what he commands. In our previous verse we note that it will not be until our ways are directed to keep his statutes (v5) that only “Then shall I not be ashamed…”. It will only…

176 Words on 176 Verses. Psalm 119:4

 “Thou hast commanded us To keep thy precepts diligently.”  (Ps 119:4) In days where iniquity seems to abound, this verse sounds a distant memory. Indeed, it is that God has commanded us, and done so throughout the passages of holy writ, to keep his precepts. This does not merely refer to holding them and trusting them, but obey them, and that with diligence. It is God that the psalmist recalls had given this command, it did not come from a…

176 Words on 176 Verses. Psalm 119:3

 “They also do no iniquity: They walk in his ways.”  (Ps 119:3) “They”, is the pronoun of the ‘blessed’ who “keep”(v2) the testimonies of the Lord, who also “Walk”(v1) in the Law of the Lord, these could clearly do no iniquity, how can they do iniquity for they “walk in his ways”?  They do not walk in their own ways, they do not walk in the ways of other men, they walk only in “his” ways; this being the Lord…

176 Words on 176 Verses. Psalm 119:2

“Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, And that seek him with the whole heart.”  (Ps 119:2) Blessedness is that which I have already expounded upon, that truly happy state of man that can only come from the Joy of following the Lord, trusting in him exceedingly. But to those who ‘keep’ his testimonies, those who would ‘retain’, ‘hold’, ‘guard’ and ‘trust’ in the words of the Lord, those same words that form within them a coherent whole of testimony,…

Where True Comfort is Found

There is a blessedness of joy and hope when we look to the Bible for comfort and consolation in our times of deepest need. It is in the scriptures where the Lord has given to mankind the answers to all the questions he is likely to ask, and ask he certainly does in times of deepest despair or sorrow. But our grief will have only a temporary lift when we think to find answers apart from those given in truth,…

176 Words Psalm 119:1

Psalm 119, 176 verses dedicated particularly to the Word of God. The longest chapter in the Bible with its focus on the Bible alone. This series will contain no more than 176 words as a commentary on each of the 176 verses of this Psalm. Pr Edi.