Pocket Sized Thoughts – Psalm 119 – Part 5

Psalm 119:17-32 “Open my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law” (v.18)

We are as pilgrims going through this world (v.19). How can we find the way? We should pray that God gives us insight to see the “wondrous things of His law” (v.18). This is a good prayer to pray each time we open and read the Bible. There is also the prayer to be protected from men of influence and authority (v.23) who would seek to oppose the way of godliness. When at lowest points (v.25,28), His word enlivens, counsels and gives strength to adhere to the resolution of verses 30 and 31. From being knocked down and laid low, His word will cause us to run (v.32) showing an eagerness and desire with no delay, or procrastination. This is the enlargement of heart that God wants to bring us to so that we say along with His Son, “I delight to do your will, O God” (Psalm 40:8).

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that Your word quickens and strengthens me to do Your will.”