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Meditations in the Psalms

October 22nd

Psalm 119:1-8

This amazing psalm of 176 verses divided into 22 sections is a classic of Hebrew poetry. It is an acrostic. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet, and each section represents one of those letters. All eight verses of each section begin with a word whose first letter in Hebrew is the letter that represents that section. We begin with the letter Aleph, and every verse begins with a word (in Hebrew) that has Aleph as its first letter – truly amazing, and a testimony to the inspiration and inerrancy of the Word of God. The entire psalm of 176 verses is a hymn of praise to the Word of God itself. It mentions “the law of the LORD” and “His testimonies” and “His ways” and “Thy commandments” and “Thy statutes” and “Thy judgments” and “Thy precepts” – all describing God’s wonderful Word.

  1. The walk of one who is blessed – verse 1
  2. The way the one who is blessed seeks the Lord – verse 2
  3. The ways of the Lord direct us – verses 3-5
  4. The wisdom of God’s Word will keep us from being ashamed – verse 6
  5. The willingness to praise the Lord when learning God’s Word – verse 7
  6. The will to obey – verse 8

Nothing in life compares with the wisdom and knowledge of God’s Word. It is easy to substitute other things only to suffer in the process. We need to recommit ourselves to knowing His Word and especially to obey His Word.

Verse for Meditation

Verse 2 – “Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart.”

Meditation Prayer

“I desire to know Your Word, and I want to know You, dear Lord, with all my heart.”

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