Read Psalm 119:1-16 – We are taking a little interlude from 2 Samuel today. 2 Samuel reveals the actions of David, as he lives close to the LORD. I also want to share the heart of one who walks close to the LORD, the Psalmist, Davids, mine, and ultimately, yours.
The author of Psalm 119 is thought to be David by many scholars, Nehemiah and Asaph are also possible contenders. It is the longest chapter in the entire bible. It is an acrostic of the Jewish alphabet, which is 22 letters, represented in 22 stanzas, each is 8 verses long… it is magnificently constructed and for those of an academic mindset, you will love digging even deeper!
We will read 2 or 3 stanzas on Mondays since Mondays beg for refreshment of soul. To find it, close your bible, aim for the very center, and open it. If you hit Proverbs or Isaiah, turn back a little. That’s the who, what, where, when and why, so let’s dig in, shall we?
As always, pray first. My prayer is simply: Heavenly Father, Bless me with supernatural wisdom and insight as I open your Word to Psalm 119. In Jesus name, amen.
“Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.” 119:1-2 Oh, YES LORD! Faces are coming to mind… brothers and sisters aglow with your joy. My own joy fills my heart with gratitude because you, Jesus, give me the desire to know you more and more. 119:7&8 remind me that my very life is a thank you note to Jesus and his grace follows me when I slip off course. 119:11 Yes, LORD, yes! I have hidden your Word in my heart, but I want more. Jesus, help me to retain more (119:16). Meet me in my attempts to memorize your Word and bring it to the forefront of my mind throughout the perils of this life. Oh Lord, yes. A life set on you is a life of joy. Thank you for today, Jesus. Amen🤗💝🤗🙏🏻🤗💝🤗