April 10, Reading 2 – Psalm 119:113-144

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SAA Notes

You find many emotions in this psalm – despair: verse 123, impatience: verse 126, love: verses 113, 127, wonder: verse 129, trust: verse 117. Every time you read this psalm, you can find one thing that speaks to your heart and mind.

SJA Notes

“Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.”

The question we looked at when starting to read this psalm was _How important is God’s Word?_

The answer is the same at the start of the psalm and here at the end – Very!

God’s Word is what we are to love! (v113)

God’s Word is wonderful, worthy to be kept! (v129)

God’s Word gives light, it gives understanding to the simple! (v130)

God’s Word is full of His promises to us; promises to uphold us that we may live! (v116)

God’s Word is better than gold (money, wealth, power, fame)! (v127)

And God’s Word is RIGHT. TRUE. Absolutely and without end, TRUE. (v128)

Do we not understand something we read here? That’s not a problem – Ask the Lord for understanding! He is not a miserly scrooge, but a loving Father who works for the good of His people.

We read in James chapter 1,

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

The psalmist knew the truth of what James is saying.

May we know it too.

* Loving God,

Please write Your wisdom, Your word, on our heart today.

Please exhort and convict us to choose Your wisdom each moment of the day.

Please open the eyes and ears of those around us who don’t know You – That they might see Jesus and trust in Him!

Amen.

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