God Did The Impossible
August 7, 2013
Righteousness Fulfilled
August 9, 2013
God Did The Impossible
August 7, 2013
Righteousness Fulfilled
August 9, 2013

Psalm 119 – Part 9A

Open Bible pic-widePSALM 119:65-72
 Hebrew T-Teth

(Teth)

“65 You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your word.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments.
67
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.
68
You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.
69
The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;
70
their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law.
71
It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.
72
The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.”
Psalm 119:65-72, ESV

The Psalmist gives another testimony in this portion of scripture. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “without a test there is no testimony”. Certainly the Psalmist was as human as all of us are, but throughout everything he encountered and experienced, he continued returning to God’s Word for his life, health, peace, direction, and all that he needed.

It doesn’t matter what you face in your daily struggles in this world: God is for you and He is with you. The Psalmist found comfort and direction from God’s Word. Real change begins in the heart. The Word of God changed him—from the inside out.

The affliction the Psalmist mentions is not sickness or illness as some might think. He made some wrong choices, wrong decisions; and those choices humbled him before God. There were consequences to his actions; but note he always returned to the Word, renewing his relationship with his God. Relationship and fellowship was once again restored and his fellowship with God continued and grew stronger.

The Word of God will always lead you to a deeper fellowship with the Lord. The Word of God will always show you the truth of God and always gives you an opportunity to accept it, or refuse it.

Don’t let failures or feelings of inadequacy keep you away from developing a deeper fellowship with the Lord. Jesus has provided the restoration of love, grace, and faith with God for you.

You grow in His love and grace when you grow in His Word. Let His Word be more precious to you than silver and gold.