In our study of Psalm 119 we have seen the nature of God’s Word: why we should turn to it as a map and mandate for life. We also found some powerful reasons why God gave us His Word – the most important one being that it points us to His salvation.
Now let’s consider what the psalmist said about the demands involved in experientially getting to know God’s Word. This is the bottom line for why I produce this program – Getting God’s Message.
In verses 10-16 he says: I sought the Lord with all my heart. I hid God’s Word in my heart – that is, he memorized it. “With my lips I recount all the laws.” Verbalizing something enables you to better remember it. Then he says I meditate on God’s precepts. I will not neglect God’s Word.
Over and over again he asks God to teach him and give him understanding. He identifies himself with others who are committed to God’s Word according to verse 63. In verse 62 he talks about rising at midnight to thank God for his Word. In verses 147-148 he declares, “I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.”
This discipline of studying and meditating on God’s Word will result in your delighting in it and having a heart desire to obey it and trust in it all the time. For all of this to happen in your life it will require humility, honesty, diligence and teach-ability.
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