Psalm 119 #14

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105 ​​Your word is a lamp to my feet

​​And a light to my path.

106 ​​I have sworn and confirmed

​​That I will keep Your righteous judgments.

107 ​​I am afflicted very much;

​​Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.

108 ​​Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD,

​​And teach me Your judgments.

109 ​​My life is continually in my hand,

​​Yet I do not forget Your law.

110 ​​The wicked have laid a snare for me,

​​Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.

111 ​​Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever,

​​For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

112 ​​I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes

​​Forever, to the very end.

 

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (v.105)

I have always loved that verse.  It carries such a simple picture – a dark room, a dark path, maybe some fear, confusion…. But then a light comes on and everything is made clear.  That is what God’s word does: it is a light to a very dark world that gives us safety and peace in our lives.

But do we utilize it? Look at the next verse:

I have sworn and confirmed that I will keep Your righteous judgments. (v.106).

There is a conscious decision on our part to not only believe it, but to live it.  Do we really desire to keep his righteous word? Some people are part-time Christians that want full-time benefits! It doesn’t work that way.  We need to make that decision that no matter the affliction (v.107), no matter the wicked (v110) – we will be committed to His word.

Mediate over this last passage:

I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes forever, to the very end. (v.112)

Think on that word forever…. I want to be committed in my heart to His word forever. I don’t want to be the part-time Christian wanting full-time benefits, I want all that God has in store for me. Pray we have that desire!