A Bible Devotion from Psalm 119 Vs 49-56
I Remembered Your Judgments of Old
49 Remember the word to Your servant,
Upon which You have caused me to hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction,
For Your word has given me life.
51 The proud have me in great derision,
Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
52 I remembered Your judgments of old, O LORD,
And have comforted myself.
53 Indignation has taken hold of me
Because of the wicked, who forsake Your law.
54 Your statutes have been my songs
In the house of my pilgrimage.
55 I remember Your name in the night, O LORD,
And I keep Your law.
56 This has become mine,
Because I kept Your precepts.
Psalm 119:49-56, NKJV
The theme of this section of Psalm 119 is Remember. What do we remember, and how does it help us? It's always a good idea to reflect back on our lives and remember former times. Life is a great schoolmaster so that reflection helps us to learn the lessons we need to know. The Psalmist here finds comfort in affliction because God's Word has given him life. Even though he struggles with the ungodly all around him, he remembers God's Word and is comforted. Finally, he remembers the name of God in the night.
I wonder how many times we struggle needlessly as Christians because we don't take the time to read, study, and ponder God's Word. The Bible is so incredibly remarkable. Solomon said in Ecclesiastes that there is nothing new under the sun. Everything we go through in life; all of its ups and downs are addressed in God's Word. We read about the lives of the people in the Bible and see our own lives reflected in their thoughts and actions. Use this wonderful Resource that God has given you to guide and uphold you throughout your entire life until He takes you home to be with Him in Heaven.
Pray today that as David expressed in Psalm 119 Vs 49-56 you will spend time in God's Word and then remember the glorious truths learned to guide and direct your life today and forever.
More Devotions on the 119th Psalm Vs 49-56 from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions.
Remember the Word, verses 49-52
Gripped by Horror, verses 53-56