We return this week to Psalms 119, the longest chapter in the Bible. Its 176 verses are divided into 22 stanzas, each one beginning with one of the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. The entire chapter serves as a prayer that focuses on the value of and instruction to be found in God’s word.
In this 17th stanza the psalmist describes the power of God’s word to illuminate our thinking and behavior, and says that even the simple can gain understanding from scripture. And while God’s word and all it holds are accessible to all, even the most fervent follower is hard pressed to keep God’s word at all times. The stanza ends with “My eyes shed streams of water, because they do not keep Your law.”
While God makes His word available, it takes more than simply reading it to please Him. We must do God’s word in order to fully reap the benefits and blessings it holds.
This week I’ll be sharing from this portion of Psalms 119 during Middays Prayer Time, around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM.
Mon 02/10 Psalms 119:129
Tue 02/11 Psalms 119:130
Wed 02/12 Psalms 119:131 – 132
Thu 02/13 Psalms 119:133 – 134
Fri 02/14 Psalms 119:135 – 136
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