A Bible Devotion from Psalm 119 Vs 169-176
I Do Not Forget Your Commandments
169 Let my cry come before you, O Lord; give me understanding according to your word!
170 Let my plea come before you; deliver me according to your word.
171 My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes.
172 My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.
173 Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174 I long for your salvation, O Lord, and your law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments.
Psalm 119 Vs 169-176 Taw
Psalm 119 Vs 169-176 Taw is a fitting way to end Psalm 119. Continuing from the section before this, David falls at the feet of Christ praising Him for His Word. Christianity is a religion of the spirit. Our very souls unite with the soul of God when He brings salvation upon us. That does not mean, however, that we are left without a plain and sure guide which teaches us how to live according to the Word of God. The Psalmist cries out to be taught according to the Word and delivered according to the Word.
What a solid footing we are on with Christ at our Head who gives us the Word of God to help us in this path we are called to follow. God's commandments are right! We can hardly help but burst out in a song of praise when we begin to understand the implications of this truth. As we read and study the Bible and better understand just who God is, we are left in absolute awe at such a God who would care so much for such a sinful and unworthy people.
Everything we need to know and understand about who God is, who we really are, and how we can receive the salvation of God through His Son the Lord Jesus Christ is found within the pages of our Bible. That's why in Psalm 119 Vs 169-176 the Psalmist says, Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me (verse 175).
We have all gone astray like a lost sheep; the only hope for us is to seek Christ who, alone, will grant a pardon from the eternal death which is due to all people because of their sin against God. Don't compare yourself to other people (they're in the same boat you are); compare yourself to a Holy and Righteous God. How do I know this is true? It is true because it is taught consistently throughout the entire Bible.
Read Psalm 119 Verses 169-176 again and pray that you will not forget the commandments of God, but will love them and, by the grace of God, keep them throughout your entire life.
More Devotions on the 119th Psalm Vs 169-176 from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions.
Give Me Understanding, verses 169-172
Do Not Forget, verses 173-176