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Meditations in the Psalms

October 29th

Psalm 119:57-64

The Hebrew letter cheth is the focus of this section of the psalm. The wonderful word we know as “mercies” or “lovingkindness” begins with this letter – chesed, and is found in the last verse – verse 64. The opening words say a great deal about our relationship to the Lord through His wonderful word – “Thou art my portion, O LORD.” So often we have substituted other priorities for this one, and if we have time left over, we give the “leftovers” to God! May our hearts be changed and put the Lord first in everything we say and do.

  1. The preeminence of the Lord in our lives – verse 57
  2. The plea for God’s favor and mercy – verse 58
  3. The priority which God’s word has in our hearts – verses 59-61 (1) Seen in his thoughtful repentance – verse 59 (2) Seen in his quick response – verse 60 (3) Seen in his faithful remembrance – verse 61
  4. The praise which controlled his heart – verse 62
  5. The people he chose as his friends – verse 63
  6. The prayer which dominated his life – verse 64

The last phrase summarizes the Word of God’s importance as the psalmist prays, “Teach me Thy statutes.”

Verse for Meditation

Verse 58 – “I entreated Thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to Thy word.”

Meditation Prayer

“Lord, I want to learn Your ways, and I desperately need Your mercy to sustain me through all the issues of my life.”

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