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Psalm 119 – Part 13B

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PSALM 119:97-104

Hebrew M-Mem

(Mem, M)

97 Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.
98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it
 is ever with me.
99
I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your
testimonies are my meditation.

100
I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.
101 I hold back my feet from every evil way,  in order to keep your word.
102
I do not turn aside from your rules, for you have taught me.
103
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104
Through your precepts I get understanding;  therefore I hate every false way.
Psalm 119:97-104, ESV

 The other day we looked at verse 97 and saw the importance of meditating on God’s Word each day. Building on that today we find deeper revelation of what is involved in meditating on God’s Word.

Meditating on God’s Word wasn’t something new to the Psalmist. Psalm 1:2-3 gives further reference of the Psalmist’s continual meditation of God’s Word. He declares that the blessed man is one who delights in the Word and who meditates on it day and night. The result of meditating on God’s Word enables the blessed man or woman to prosper in all that they do. That’s the power of God at work in a believer’s life—in your life.

Before we look at what we GAIN by meditating on the Word, let’s look at Hebrews 4:2 because it is a key for meditating on God’s Word and experiencing His abundant blessings. “….but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.” The Amplified Version says those who heard God’s Word did not have faith—absolute trust and confidence in God’s power, wisdom, and goodness. The more you meditate, mutter and speak forth God’s Word, the more your faith increases because you hear the Word. And we know that faith comes by hearing the Word of God.

Meditating on God’s Word involves confessing His Word, not merely giving mental assent to it. You can believe it, but when you begin speaking forth His Word, you’re drawing on the very power of God and bringing His power into your situation by faith.

These are important principles to understand as you meditate on God’s Word. With the foundation of faith connected to meditating on the Word we’ll continue tomorrow and see the blessings gained through time spent in God’s Word. 

No matter what your situation or problem, God’s Word has a solution.
You are the one who says God’s Word (speaks it),

but He is the One who brings it to pass.
–Jesse Duplantis

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