Bible In OneYear-Day 282 (Thursday, October 09, 2014)
Commentary: Psalm119. The secret of the psalmist is, without any contradiction, his delight in the Word of God.
Psalms 119:9 “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”
The heart of the psalmist was not independent of the word of God, but clung to the word and he meditates on it all the time. He loved to dig deeper into God’s word. He knew that he may read the word, it requires God to shine the light of His Spirit into the heart. This is understanding;
Psalms 119:34-35 “Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.”
With the word, God shapes our lives. With the word, He builds Himself into us. With the word, we war a good warfare. With the word, the Spirit helps us. With the word, the holiness and righteousness of God manifest in us. With the word, yokes are broken and deliverance obtained. With the word, light breaks through the darkness in our lives. With the word, we experience sanctification towards perfection. We need the word to be like Jesus. There is glory, power, riches, strength, honor, wisdom and blessing in the word. The word opens us up for divine presence. The word shields us. The word we are talking about is not that memorized but that which is memorized and live. When you hold the Bible in your hand, you hold a book. But when you regard the word in it by living it, it becomes holy and it upholds you.
Psalms 119:116 “Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.”
The word of God must be rich in you. Then you become a blessing to people and a treasure to the poor in heart.
Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
In the morning and at night, His word is what you need. This was the practice of the psalmist.
Psalms 119:147-148 “I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word. Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.”
God did not give us anything other than His Word to meet our need; He gave us only Jesus, the WORD.
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Psalms120-125. Keep the fire of burning and alive.
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries