Monday, September 24, 2018

Psalm 119:114-116, 119b NIV 2011

You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.

Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!

Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.

Therefore I love your statutes.


These four verses are found in the middle of 176 verses in this the longest Psalm. The Word of God is at the very core of this poem. The author knew God intimately. Genesis 15:1, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” God was with him. Psalm 55:22a, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.” He loved the Lord. Psalm 119:47, “For I delight in your commands because I love them.” The Word of God divulges the divine God of the Word.


Sitting in front of my MAC and my five Bibles at eye level, I am in my happy place. Four devotionals and sermon notes crowd my writing space. Reading and studying God’s Word is a part of my daily routine. The more I study God’s Word, the more I realize the depths I’ve not yet plumbed. My studies cause many of God’s character traits to shine bright. He’s All-powerful, Eternal, Gracious, Immortal, Perfect, Righteous and Unchanging to name a few. God’s Word reveals this and more of His Divine character.


What has God’s Word revealed to you?


We’re His,


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