Man’s Natural Disposition
August 11, 2013
The Mind of the Flesh verses the Mind of the Spirit
August 13, 2013
Man’s Natural Disposition
August 11, 2013
The Mind of the Flesh verses the Mind of the Spirit
August 13, 2013

Psalm 119 – Part 10A

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PSALM 119:73-80

Hebrew IYJ-Yod


“73 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding
that I may learn
your commandments.
Those who fear you shall see me and rejoice, because I have hoped in your word.
75 I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in
faithfulness you have afflicted me.

Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.
Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.
78 Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me
with falsehood; as for me,
I will meditate on your precepts.
79 Let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies.
May my heart be blameless in your statutes,  that I may not be put to shame!”
Psalm 119:73-80, ESV

The Psalmist begins this stanza with the declaration of his life being God’s creation. He acknowledges that God formed him. God gave him physical life. There’s no doubt about it: the Psalmist is definitely pro-life. He also backs up his statement in Psalm 139 and verse 14: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” (I encourage you to read through verses 1-18).

If you’ve ever thought that God doesn’t care about you or know about you, this particular Psalm (139) will show you just how much God loves you and is interested in every aspect of your life. You didn’t just “happen”, but God planned for you, and wrote your days in His book. Jeremiah 29:11 says that God knows the plans He has for you, and those plans are good and will give you a future and a hope.

That’s what the Psalmist is sharing in verse 73; that no matter who comes against him, or what is said about him, he knows God’s Word is his delight and his life. And even if the ‘arrogant’ try to put him to shame for his stand and position, he will continue to meditate, trust, and rely on God’s Word.

What encouragement there is for you today. God is interested in everything that affects and touches your life. He is your encouragement. He is your source. He is your strength; and He is always for you!