Today as I reflect on Psalm 119 for the last time, I am looking at the list I made of just a few of the things the psalmist found. This glorious psalm is a song of praise to God and a declaration of the psalmist’s faith in God Almighty.
He found: joy in seeking God, 2 “Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.” a way to purity, 11 “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” answers for living, 32 “I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding.” answers for persecutors, 42 “Then I can answer those who taunt me, comfort and hope, 49-50 “Remember your promise to me; it is my only hope. Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles. for I trust in your word.” security, 86 “All your commands are trustworthy. Protect me from those who hunt me down without cause.” meditations that bring understanding, 103-4 “How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey. Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life.” guidance, 105 “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” a shield and refuge, 114 “You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope” resolve to stand with the right, 128 “Each of your commandments is right. That is why I hate every false way.” expectations, 131 “I pant with expectation, longing for your commands.” sorrow over evil, 136 “Rivers of tears gush from my eyes because people disobey your instructions.” God’s righteousness, 137 “O Lord, you are righteous, and your regulations are fair.” truth, 160 The very essence of your words is truth; all your just regulations will stand forever. “ the Sovereignty of God, 168 “Yes, I obey your commandments and laws because you know everything I do.” that God seeks the lost, 176 “I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come and find me, for I have not forgotten your commands.”
This is an amazing list of things the psalmist understood because he believed in God and took His Word seriously. How precious is God’s Word to you? Meditate on this list of things the psalmist found- how many of them can you claim to have found in God’s Word? Seek Him in His Word and see what you find.
Blessings as you seek Him too,