Pocket Sized Thoughts – Psalm 119 – Part 9

Psalm 119:81-96 “Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven” (v.89)

The soul can faint as a result of weakness, become shrivelled and made low by the lies of discouraging thoughts. We are like a bottle in the smoke yet if the bottle is sealed, the smoke only stains the outside. The centre, the heart, where the statutes are kept, is therefore free from polluting influences. Patience is needed (v.84). Don’t ask the question, “How long?”; it is one of the pits that the enemy digs as they wait to destroy us (v.95). Instead, fix our thoughts on the Word of God, which never changes and is relevant for every situation, place, persons and time (see Luke 21:32). As it was first ‘written’ in heaven, it will not fail on earth, or be negated by men. All things that man makes and esteems ultimately fade, but the Word of God has no limits (v.96). It shines the brighter as darkness closes in. Therefore do not forget any of His words; they give life and save us from the corruption and decay of the world around us. O to live dependent upon His word and by the rhythms of His grace.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that Your unchanging word in my heart, keeps me from everything that would defile.”