Psalm 119:57-64 is a testimony from the psalmist that God is His true place of fulfillment and contentment. He can rely upon God to sustain, fill and be his all in all just as He promises in His Word.. “The Lord is my portion; I promise to keep your words.” Later, in verses 63-64, he concludes that God is his friend and he will be a friend to anyone who trusts in God and lives by His Word. He realizes that His love can be found everywhere on earth. He asks the Lord to teach him as he knows that God’s Word will sustain and strengthen him. “I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts. 64 The earth is filled with your love, Lord; teach me your decrees.”
How do you chose your close friends? Do you choose people that align with your beliefs in God? The psalmist proclaimed that he is a friend to all who know and follow God’s Word. Paul spoke of this in Romans when he urged all believers to be united in Christ. He prayed for them in Romans 15:5-6. “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Is this a prayer you could pray for your fellow friends in Christ? To really show the world our Savior, we need to be of one mind and voice as we glorify God. The psalmist says that his true friends in the faith follow God’s Word and are teachable. Does that describe you? Are you open to learning from God’s Word?
Take this prayer of Paul’s and claim it for your life. Pray for your friends of the faith, to come alongside you and join together as one mind and one voice to witness to the dying world around us.
Proclaiming the gospel in love,