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Psalm 119 – Part 7B

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PSALM 119:49-56

Hebrew Z-Zain


49 Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope.
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.
52 When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O Lord.
Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law.
Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning.
55 I remember your name in the night, O Lord, and keep your law.
This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts.
Psalm 119:49-56, ESV

The other day we only looked at verse 49 but in that one verse learned more about the HOPE we have in God and in His Word. With His hope in you, you can participate in what the Psalmist brings out in verses 54 and 55 of this stanza.

Notice that he says God’s Word has been the theme of his songs, and they have carried him through everything he encountered each day. Perhaps you’ve sung scripture songs in Church and still do. There is something about singing the promises of God’s Word. As you do, it builds faith and hope in your life. You can do as Psalm 104:33 says “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”

I recall a little chorus Jack and I came up with years ago that fit Habakkuk 3:2 perfectly. We sang it in our Church, and it always encouraged us because it was a testimony of God’s goodness, direction, and hope that we had in Him. In fact, singing the Word out loud is an excellent way to build up your faith because remember “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17).

Therefore, it doesn’t matter when you sing songs of faith, songs of God’s Word–God’s song. Verse 55 says even at night when things have quieted down or during times of darkness, it is good to sing God’s song. Psalm 63:6 says “On my bed I remember You; I think of You through the watches of the night.”  Psalm 100:1 says to come before the Lord with joyful songs; and the Apostle Paul follows that admonition in Ephesians 5:19 by saying “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything…” Then in Colossians 3:16 he sums up how the Word is to be a song in your mouth: “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly…and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”

It doesn’t matter if you can sing on key or not. God listens to your heart as you sing forth His Word in faith and praise. I encourage you to do that today and tonight when your soul is quiet and at rest. Let His song rise up BIG within you and sing it out.