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Psalm 119 – Part 15A

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PSALM 119:113-120

Hebrew S-Samekh


113 I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.
Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and
let me not be put to shame in my hope!

Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your  statutes continually!
You spurn all who go astray from your statutes, for their cunning is in vain.
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore
I love your testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments.
Psalm 119:113-120, EVS

The Psalmist makes some strong statements in this particular stanza, and it will do us well to delve into each of those to glean (collect and extract by further means) the truth of God’s Word. When the Word of God is practical for us, it will make a difference in our lives and enable us to walk in victory.

The first thing that he mentions is the double-minded. He doesn’t like those who are of ‘double minds’. King James uses vain thoughts but the meaning is still the same: divided thoughts. What does that mean?

We can gain a broader understanding from what James talks about in James 1:8 – …he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.” In the two preceding verses he gives a picture of a double-minded person. It is one who is like the waves on the sea, being tossed about and blown by the wind going any which direction. The double-minded person believes God and the Word but then doesn’t believe. They waffle back and forth, so any point of believing is squelched by their doubt and unbelief.

James further says that if you follow the double-minded thinking you’ll not receive anything from God. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase: Feed your faith and starve your doubts to death. The Psalmist knew the strength and power he gained from believing God, from following His Word. He was single-minded in his focus and worship of the Lord.

Further down in verse 115 David tells the evil doers or double-minded to leave and not stay around him. His son, Solomon, also shared this wisdom in Proverbs 24:21-22 when he said not to join with the rebellious because they will experience sudden destruction. Rebellion and unbelief will keep you from God’s blessings.

Daily you’re faced with situations where you can either stand on God’s Word believing what He says and experience His faithfulness or reject it and endure further frustration in your life. Don’t be double-minded in your faith. Settle it once and for all today that what God has promised in His Word He will fulfill because His Word is true and He is faithful. He is for you, not against you. He seeks to do you good and not evil. He is a blessing God.