Monday, October 19, 2015

Psalm 119:72-74

Psalm 119:72-74
(72)  The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

If we had the choice between God's Word or a million dollars, what would our honest choice be? Are our labors towards God's Word or worldly riches? "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." (Matthew 6:19-21)

(73)  Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

In thinking just about the first phrase ("Thy hands have made me and fashioned me"), that should be reason enough for us to desire God's Word. If He had the wisdom to create us - to mold us, fashion us, form us (and beyond that, gift us, bless us, redeem us, save us, provide for us, sustain us) - why don't we desire to know more of that wisdom? What folly for the created to say to the creator, "Yep, I'm here and living, but I don't need You anymore!" And yet, how often do we do this?

How much we need wisdom from our creator! And the amazing thing is, He will grant it to us! ("If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." James 1:5)

(74)  They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word.

Does our behavior encourage other believers? Are we steadfast in our hope of God's Word or do we falter and fail? Personally, I know that the friends who encourage me most are those who are steadfast even in the midst of trouble. Those who cling to God's Word in problems rather than mere men.

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