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Psalms 119

“May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.” Psalm 119:78 (NIV)   A lot of our difficulty in life is caused by other people. So, today’s stanza of Psalm 119 shows us the importance of focusing on God when we’ve been[...]

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“Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey Your word. You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.” Psalm 119:67-68 (NIV)   Any kind of pain and suffering should draw us closer to God and to His Word. Because He is good[...]

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“The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law.” Psalm 119:51 (NIV)   Many Christians today understand what it means to be ridiculed for believing God’s Word. The Bible is openly mocked from the halls of education to the halls of our nation’s capital. It’s touted[...]

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“I will always obey your law, for ever and ever. I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.” Psalms 119:44-45 (NIV)   We tend to associate freedom with doing what we want, when we want, how we want. In other words, we think living in[...]

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“Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.” Psalm 119:33-35 (NIV)   The Bible often describes life as a path. Like the psalmist, we find our greatest joy walking with the Lord, side-by-side. Why then do we sometimes get side-tracked or pause along the way? Problems[...]

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“I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.” Psalm 119:25-26 (NIV)   Nothing is quite as humbling as sincere self-evaluation. As believers, we are to constantly measure our lives by[...]

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“Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law.” Psalm 119:18   One of the main reasons people give for not reading the Bible is not understanding it. This, however, is not a valid reason for followers of Christ. God gives us everything we need to grasp[...]

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“How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.” Psalm 119:9   The concept of personal purity seems antiquated in our society. Vulgarity is now normal and lewd behavior is mainstream. Anyone who tries to live an unsullied and undiluted Christian life is[...]

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“How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, who seek Him with all their heart.” Psalm 119:1-2   We read the Bible for numerous reasons. Some of those reasons, however, are either misguided or selfish. For example,[...]

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