Pocket Sized Thoughts – Psalm 119 – Part 10

Psalm 119:97-112 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (v.105)

Jesus said, in effect, “Where a man’s heart is, there you will find his treasure” (Matthew 6:21). If we love the Word with all our hearts, it is a treasury to us that exceeds all the combined knowledge of academics, philosophers and opinion makers in this world. The Word of God gives us understanding and makes us wise unto salvation (2 Timothy 3:15). No word of man can ever do that. The word is not only wise, but also sweet (v.103), soothing & comforting. It encourages us to avoid evil in our daily walk and guides our every step, not as a light that dazzles the eyes, but a steady glow that illuminates the way ahead. Everything that contradicts the treasure of His word is to be hated. Sin is a great flatterer and will betray us. When health is restored and we are strong in ourselves, vows are soon forgotten, but those who love the Word will follow things through and see them established. There is no boasting in the humble request of v.108, for there is recognition of where things come from (see 1 Chronicles 29:14, last phrase and Hebrew 13:15). Life is fragile (v.109) but the Word of God is relevant for every stage of it. If we perpetually obey, the bait of temptation has no power to trap us (v.112) and it will keep us to the end of our days.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that Your word guides us through every circumstance and stage in our lives.”