Psalm 119 Vs 129-136


A Bible Devotion from Psalm 119 Vs 129-136

The Unfolding of Your Words Gives Light

129 Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.

130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

131 I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments.

132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name.

133 Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.

134 Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep your precepts.

135 Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes.

136 My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.

Psalm 119 Vs 129-136

Psalm 119 Vs 129-136
A Psalm of Depth

Psalm 119 Pe is prayer of depth, coming right from the soul of David. He expresses his love for the Word, prays for faithfulness in keeping the Word, prays for protection from oppressors, asks God to teach him His Word, and concludes with the results this prayer brings to his heart. 

Keeping God's Law is not just an outer action that we just simply WILL to do; instead, David makes it clear that it is his soul that keeps the Law. Our obedience must come from the depths of our soul. I love the words unfolding of your words because it so correctly applies to our growth as a Christian. The World unfolds before us, and we open as a flower when the morning sun shines upon it. 

Psalm 119 Vs 129-136
Keeps Our Steps Steady

David also makes it clear that studying the Word of God helps keep his steps steady before the Lord. We are never standing still! We are going one direction or the other; if you've lived very long, you know that is true. Maintaining our Bible reading and prayer life is necessary to keep us steady and keep us growing.

We are a very vulnerable people; we are so susceptible to everything around us. David cries out, let no iniquity get dominion over me. Christian friend, we must not be naive and think too much of ourselves. We are ALL susceptible to sin and can ONLY keep from that sin by crying out to God for help, just as David did in Psalm 119 Pe. As in the past, David keeps praying, teach me your statutes. This will not be difficult for us if we compare ourselves to our perfect God, instead of all the imperfect people around us, Christian and non-Christian alike.

Psalm 119 Vs 129-136
Puts us to Shame

This Psalm easily puts me to shame. My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.How disturbed are you by the breaking of God's law that exists all around you? How much do you love those people enough to shed tears over their unbelief? What can we do to attain a heart for the lost around us? Pray to God for help and read the Word faithfully - every day! It's a slow growth, for often we are dry and rusty from lack of use - but you will grow. Do you lack assurance of your faith? The answer is the same: pray to God for help and read the Word faithfully - every day. 

Pray today that your eyes will shed streams of tears because of those all around you who do not keep God's Law. Pray, too, that you will faithfully pray to God for help to read the Bible faithfully as encouraged in this section of the 119th Psalm.

Next: Psalm 119 Vs 137-144 - Righteous Forever!

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