Psalm 119:1-3, NIV 2011
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—they do no wrong but follow his ways.
Psalm 119 is not only the longest Psalm it is the longest chapter in the Bible. This devotional poem begins with a celebration of God’s Word. The author was passionate, humble, lived under the Lord’s discipline and suffered because he followed Yahweh. He called those who follow God’s ways blessed two times. Those Statutes are also found in Deuteronomy 4:45, “Theses are the stipulations, decrees and laws Moses gave them when they came out of Egypt.” God’s covenant requirements were to walk in obedience, fear the Lord and follow His ways. Luke 11:28, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” God blesses those who obey His Word.
How often do I spend time reflecting on all the ways I’ve experienced God’s blessings? Being a part of a large family, I looked at my mother and saw how blessed she felt being who she was. I’m a wife and mother which brings enumerable blessings on a daily basis. The privilege of being a grandmother has brought many more blessings to my life. Even though I’m still a sinner, I’ve chosen to be an obedient servant of God.
What ways do we see his blessings each day?
Blessed beyond all measure,