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Quicken Your Mortal Body
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Psalm 119 – Part 13C

Open Bible pic-widePSALM 119:97-104

Hebrew M-Mem

(Mem, M)

97 Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.
Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it
is ever with me.

I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your
testimonies are my meditation.

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

The last several studies we laid the groundwork on the importance of meditating on God’s Word, and how and what is involved in meditating on the Word. I love the fact that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6); and this truth is clearly evident in verses 98 through 104 that we’ll look at today.

When you seek God through His Word and believe His Word, you are operating in faith. God is a faith God. Faith is simply believing what God has said. So when you meditate on God’s Word, muttering it to yourself in faith, you can’t help but reap the benefits of what God has promised.

What do you gain by meditating on God’s Word? How about wisdom, insight, understanding? God has provided everything we need to live a full, blessed, and victorious life here on earth, and we find out how to do that through His Word. When we follow God’s directions, we gain more than we could on our own.

The Psalmist says he is wiser than his enemies because he allows the Word to operate in his life. His wisdom doesn’t come from natural means, by his intellect or worldly gain. His wisdom is from above as James 3:17 says.  God is so willing to share His wisdom with you that all you have to do is ask in faith. “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” Psalm 51:6 declares that God provides wisdom in our inner parts. It is Godly wisdom, not gained from the world. The connection of faith must be involved in our meditating on God’s Word. If you don’t believe, you won’t receive. But when you’re in Christ, then Jesus becomes your wisdom, your righteousness, your sanctification. (1 Corinthians 1:30)

What else has the Psalmist received from his time spent meditating on God’s Word? Look at verses 99, 100, and 104. Just as he gained understanding, so can you as you meditate on God’s Word. You can go to school to gain worldly understanding in various subjects, but Godly understanding transcends and goes beyond what you can understand on your own. God’s understanding and revelation will help you avoid pitfalls. It will help you know where you are to go, what you are to say, and what you are to do.

Ephesians 1:17 says “…ask the Lord to give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know Him better.” God hasn’t left you without help in this world or to try to do things on your own. Simply ask Him, and as you spend time in the Word, He’ll give you what you need. He is in you; and He wants you to draw on His ability to give you His revelation and insight, understanding, and wisdom for everything that affects your life.

Begin activating His ability in you by faith as you continue to meditate on the Word and see the awesome benefits operating in your daily walk.