Psalm 119 Devotional Comentary

Psalm 119 Devotional Comentary

176 Word on 176 Verses. Ps 119:15 Meditation

176 words on 176 Verses. “I will meditate in thy precepts, And have respect unto thy ways.”  (Ps 119:15) The concept of meditation in the 21st century is one where the mind is to rest upon nothing. The encouragement is for no thought to enter in, to leave the mind with a mental vacuum, divorced from consideration and concern. This, it is thought, will provide rest for the weary soul and revive the energy of the heart. But this meaning…

176 Words on 176 Verses. Ps 119:14

176 words on 176 Verses     Ps 119:14.   “I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, As much as in all riches.” (Ps 119:14) I certainly am numbered with the many who thought to rejoice in riches. It was King Solomon, a man who not only attained to that which I sought but hastened to that end more than any other man (Eccl 2:25), his answer? “All is vanity and vexation of spirit” (Eccl 2:11). Indeed, what I discovered…

176 Words on 176 Verses. Psalm 119:13

176 Words on 176 Verses “With my lips have I declared All the judgments of thy mouth.” Psalm 119:13 It has often been the thought that only a life lived well may speak to the lost of the wonderful works of Christ and about the true joy and hope that we have. That our lives are so just and so pure as to affect in the hearts of others a longing for that which lights our path; but this is…

176 Words on 176 Verses, Psalm 119:11

176 words on 176 Verses. “ Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”  (Ps 119:11)  The most assured way to not wander from his commandments is to hide his word in our hearts. But what miracle is this? Can we truly presume that a word hidden in our heart can keep us from sin? We can if that word is Gods own word. We are reminded that all Scripture is given by inspiration…

176 Words on 176 Verses, Psalm 119:10

176 words on 176 Verses. “ With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.”  (Ps 119:10) It is with our heart that we seek after the Lord; it is our heart that rejects God and it is only our heart which believes. The evangelist was asked what it may be that can hinder a man from baptism, his answer “if thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest” (Acts 8:37). Therefore, it is…

176 words on 176 verses Psalm 119:9

176 words on 176 Verses.   “ Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?  By taking heed thereto according to thy word.”  (Ps 119:9) Yet again we find that action taken upon the word of God to be that necessary thing by which we may be cleansed. A young man may have opportunity to change much in his life if it be his mind, but how? No question that we all should seek early to cleanse our way, to be…

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…
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