My Heart Stands In Awe

Monday, September 07, 2020

I started sharing from Psalm 119 during Middays Prayer Time back on October 1, 2018. This is the longest chapter in the Bible, coming in at 176 verses. It’s made up of 22 8-verse stanzas. Each stanza begins with one of the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. I would share a stanza one week and then another a few weeks or so later. It’s taken nearly two years to get through all 22 of them. This Psalm is written as a prayer and its focus is God’s word as a source of blessing, instruction, strength and guidance.

My heart stands in aweIn these final two stanzas those themes continue. Verse 161 states “Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of Your words.” Verse 165 says “Those who love Your law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble.”

Sometimes as we read from the Old Testament we can forget that it was written by people who had not yet seen God’s salvation in Jesus. They had the promise of salvation, and in these two stanzas it’s mentioned several times, but had not seen how God would deliver it.

Yet they trusted God and knew His word to be faithful. Even as they face trials and persecution and their own propensity to doubt and stray, they knew that God’s word held life and promise. Psalm 119 closes with an admission of imperfection and the confidence that God’s word is sufficient, “I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments.”

I’ll be sharing from these final two stanzas of Psalm 119 over the next two weeks during Middays Prayer Time around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM.


Mon               09/07                        Psalm 119:161-162

Tue                 09/08                        Psalm 119:163-164

Wed               09/09                        Psalm 119:165

Thu                 09/10                        Psalm 119:166

Fri                   09/11                        Psalm 119:167-168

Mon               09/14                        Psalm 119:169

Tue                 09/15                        Psalm 119:170-171

Wed               09/16                        Psalm 119:172-173

Thu                 09/17                        Psalm 119:174-175

Fri                   09/18                        Psalm 119:176

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