Righteousness Fulfilled
August 9, 2013
Man’s Natural Disposition
August 11, 2013
Righteousness Fulfilled
August 9, 2013
Man’s Natural Disposition
August 11, 2013

Psalm 119 – Part 9B

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.
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The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;
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their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law.
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It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.
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The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.”
Psalm 119:65-72, ESV

The other day we looked at the overview of the Psalmist testimony shared in these verses and understood that God’s Word not only gives us understanding, wisdom, and direction, but it also corrects us when we get off track.

Many times, when we face problems or get away from following the Word, we feel forsaken. Yet, even in those times we are not forsaken. The Lord continues to love us and draw us back into an intimate fellowship with Him. There is nothing that we do or that happens to us in this world that can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8:38-39). When we mess up, God doesn’t turn his back on us.

Psalm 34:19 shares this truth: Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” The Apostle Paul also shares God’s faithfulness in providing a way out of temptations (1 Corinthians 10:13). He’ll always reveal the choice; and the best choice we can make is always to follow what He says in His Word.

That’s what the Psalmist discovered and continued to proclaim. He developed good judgment and gained supernatural knowledge from God’s Word. And realize, too, that he didn’t have the New Testament, the New Covenant, as we do today. Through Jesus we have so much more, and we can declare that God’s mercies are new every morning and His faithfulness is great because we are in Christ and dearly loved. (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Rejoice in God’s mercy and Grace working in your life today through the finished, completed work of Jesus!