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Psalm 119 – Part 8A

Open Bible pic-widePSALM 119:57-64

Hebrew Ch-Cheth

(Heth or Cheth)

57 The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words.
58
I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies;
60
I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.
61
Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me, I do not forget your law.
62
At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.
63 I am a companion of all who fear you, of those who keep your precepts.
64
The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statutes!
Psalm 119:57-64, ESV 

This portion of scripture study starts off with a strong statement:  The Lord is my portion. The Psalmist declares a profound truth that’s he’s discovered through his experiences and what God’s Word has taught him. The Lord is ALL that he needs.

In looking at the Hebrew word for ‘portion’ we find it refers to allotment, inheritance, and to partake. The Psalmist isn’t saying he’s only got a small part or a little allotment from the Lord. He’s stating with boldness and surety that he has an ample allotment, ample provision, a full inheritance in the Lord. How can he know that? He has continued to experience God’s faithfulness in his life and through everything he’s experienced. God Word so satisfied him that he didn’t need to look elsewhere – God was his portion.

Look at Psalm 23, which I’m sure you’re familiar with; because it amplifies the Psalmists’ understanding of God’s allotment. With God as his Shepherd he continually knew the direction he should follow. He was not in want or lack of anything because God continued to meet and supply his needs. The Psalmist knew the covenant blessing of his forefather, Abraham. He knew what God promised Abraham and Abraham’s seed. What we call the Abrahamic Covenant was a reinstallation of God’s original covenant to man (Adam) in the Garden of Eden. The Psalmist walked in the blessings of God.

God is still a blessing God. He wants to bless you and do good for you, not harm. Jesus secured the blessings for you to enjoy today, and when you believe in Him, you are the recipient of God’s blessings. “My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 4:19) That’s your portion: His presence and blessing in every area of your life that will provide complete and total satisfaction.

Is the Lord your complete portion today? Are you walking in His blessings? If not, then I encourage you to dig into God’s Word. Continually feed on His promises and see the Lord as your portion—ALL that you need to live and enjoy the life He’s given you.