A Bible Devotion from Psalm 119 Vs 41-48
I Seek Your Precepts
41 Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD
Your salvation according to Your word.
42 So shall I have an answer for him who reproaches me,
For I trust in Your word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
For I have hoped in Your ordinances.
44 So shall I keep Your law continually,
Forever and ever.
45 And I will walk at liberty,
For I seek Your precepts.
46 I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings,
And will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself in Your commandments,
Which I love.
48 My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments,
Which I love, And I will meditate on Your statutes.
Psalm 119:41-48, NKJV
The Psalmist in Psalm 119 Vs 41-48 seeks God's precepts, but why? This section of Psalm 119 gives several reasons for his trust in God's Word. God's mercies and salvation come to him through the Word of God and they give him an answer to those who reproach him. Also, the Law of God gives him liberty and helps him to speak of God's testimonies before kings without being ashamed.
As Christians today we are so blessed to have the Word of God to read and study. Everything we know about the Christian life is revealed to us in the pages of the Bible. We learn of our need for salvation and God's miraculous provision of eternal life by trusting in the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Even though many around us do not believe this Word, the Bible gives us answers to their reproaches. Obedience to God's Word gives us liberty! We are no longer slaves to sin, but walk in the liberty of Christ. We no longer fear what kings and rulers may do to us because Christ is our Keeper.
God's commandments are our delights, therefore we must meditate on them day and night. What a great and awesome God we have who does not leave us without the witness of His Word.
Pray that like the Psalmist in Vs 41-48 of Psalm 119, you will love God's commandments and meditate on them throughout the day.
More Devotions on the 119th Psalm Vs 41-48 from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions.
According to Thy Word, verses 41-44
God's Holy Word, verses 45-48