A Bible Devotion from Psalm 119 Vs 121-128
Above Fine Gold
121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me.
123 My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes.
125 I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies!
126 It is time for the Lord to act, for your law has been broken.
127 Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.
128 Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way.
Psalm 119 Vs 121-128, NKJV
In Psalm 119 Vs 121-128, the Psalmist, David, faces one of the most common experiences that we, as Christians, also face in our walk with the Lord. From the perspective of God, there are two classes of people on earth, the sheep and the goats (the believer and the non-believer). The head of the Christians is God; the head of the non-christians is Satan. Sometimes it helps to think about that in order to make sense of the circumstances we face each day. As sheep, the Christian is constantly bombarded by the oppression of the goats all around us.
It is right, therefore, for David to cry out to God when he feels the weight of his oppressors all around him. How often do we feel the same way as David when he cries out, My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise? In the midst of these difficulties the Psalmist also pleads with God for understanding of His testimonies. Unfortunately, we don't often think of that, do we? David sees the correlation between learning and understanding God's Word and facing the challenges that surround him every day.
The last three verses of this section of the 119th Psalm are the conclusion of the first five verses. It is time for the LORD to act, is a proper conclusion for David to make. God will uphold His righteous decrees and will deal with the ungodly around him. I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold. That is simply amazing, and yet that is the attitude that God expects from all of His saints. As we continue to grow in Christ, we begin to learn the depth of God's Word and it's importance in every step we take.
It is normal for the Christian to continue to grow and come to the same understanding regarding God's Word. It is normal for the Christian to love God so much that he simply can not go one day without fellowshiping with the Lord through His Word and prayer. We expect our children to grow physically; if they stop growing when they are young, we take them to the doctor because we know that something is wrong. Don't be satisfied with long periods of time when there is little or no spiritual growth in your life! Cry out to the Lord to help you; that is a prayer He always answers.
Pray today that as David did in Psalm 119 Vs 121-128, you will love God's commandments above fine gold and hate every false way.
Teach Me, verses 121-124
Above Fine Gold, verses 125-128