A Bible Devotion from Psalm 119 Vs 57-64
I Turned My Feet To Your Testimonies
57 You are my portion, O LORD;
I have said that I would keep Your words.
58 I entreated Your favor with my whole heart;
Be merciful to me according to Your word.
59 I thought about my ways,
And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
60 I made haste, and did not delay
To keep Your commandments.
61 The cords of the wicked have bound me,
But I have not forgotten Your law.
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You,
Because of Your righteous judgments.
63 I am a companion of all who fear You,
And of those who keep Your precepts.
64 The earth, O LORD, is full of Your mercy;
Teach me Your statutes.
Psalm 119 Vs 57-64, NKJV
This section of Psalm 119 reminds us of the last section in Psalm 119; God's Law is our schoolmaster. In the New Testament Paul declares that he did not know what sin was until he had read the Law of God. The Psalmist seems to have the same thought when he thinks about his ways and then turns his feet to God's testimonies. This is the age of "I'm OK; you're OK." Is that really true? How do we know if we are really OK, and what does that mean? Is it enough to be OK in the eyes of those around us? The answer to all of these questions is found in the Bible. God tells us what is sin and what is not.
It is so very important that we as Christians learn and study God's Word. Even in our own imperfect laws, ignorance is never an excuse for disobedience. We need to wrap the Word of God around us; pray that God will teach us His statutes. This is critical to our everyday life! Only through an understanding of the Bible do we begin to understand life around us. The cords of the wicked seek to bind us, but the Law of God sets us free. God is our portion; He is everything we need. We learn this as well as the fullness of God's mercy by learning His Word.
The 119th Psalm, Verses 57-64 reminds us to be faithful in reading and studying God's Word and that He will give us the grace to keep His commandments.
Another devotion on the 119th Psalm Vs 57-64 from my blog, Daily Bible Devotions.
Companions, verses 57-64