Meditations in the Psalms
The Hebrew letter teth is the focus in this portion, and the emphasis is on the value of God’s Word. Psalm 19:10 says “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” One of the reasons that we don’t spend time in God’s Word, learning His principles, and following His commandments, is that we don’t value the Word of God as we should. Psalm 1:1 warned us about listening to other counsel, especially that of the ungodly. Our delight (Psalm 1:2) is to be in God’s Word.
- The explanation of its value – verses 65-71
- Seen in the results it produces in our lives – verses 65-67
- Seen in the reasons it gives for the circumstances of our lives – verses 68-71
- based on the nature of God Himself – verse 68
- based on the need for experiencing what the Word teaches us – verse 71
- The extent of its value – verse 72
A very important phrase is found in verse 66 – “for I have believed Thy commandments.” If that is not true, then its value, of course, will be diminished in our eyes.
Verse for Meditation
Verse 71 – “It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn Thy statutes.”
“Lord, I treasure Your word in my heart, and I value it above all other books and sources claiming to be true, and I recommit myself to learn all that You have for me.”