“105 Your word is a lamp for my feet
and a light on my path.
106 I have solemnly sworn
to keep Your righteous judgments.
107 I am severely afflicted;
Lord, give me life through Your word.
108 Lord, please accept my willing offerings of praise,
and teach me Your judgments.
109 My life is constantly in danger,
yet I do not forget Your instruction.
110 The wicked have set a trap for me,
but I have not wandered from Your precepts.
111 I have Your decrees as a heritage forever;
indeed, they are the joy of my heart.
112 I am resolved to obey Your statutes
to the very end.”
Read this section of Psalm 119 again, remembering how God has revealed His ways to you in His Word.
Read it a third time, remembering what His Word has saved you from, how He has kept you safe.
Read it a fourth and final time, remembering how He has shown you grace, and praise Him for it all. It is through His Spirit & His Word that we have our hope as we await Christ’s return.
“97 Oh how I love your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
for it is ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers,
for your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the aged,
for I keep your precepts.
101 I hold back my feet from every evil way,
in order to keep your word.
102 I do not turn aside from your rules,
for you have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 Through your precepts I get understanding;
therefore I hate every false way.”
Read this section of Psalm 119 again, but a little more slowly, listening to the heart of God being unfolded in the heart & mind of David.
Read it a third time, bit by bit, line by line and listen to the heart of God speaking to your own.
Read it a fourth and final time, and make it your prayer.
“89 Lord, Your word is forever;
it is firmly fixed in heaven.
90 Your faithfulness is for all generations;
You established the earth, and it stands firm.
91 They stand today in accordance with Your judgments,
for all things are Your servants.
92 If Your instruction had not been my delight,
I would have died in my affliction.
93 I will never forget Your precepts,
for You have given me life through them.
94 I am Yours; save me,
for I have sought Your precepts.
95 The wicked hope to destroy me,
but I contemplate Your decrees.
96 I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but Your command is without limit.”
Think about how the Word of God helps to keep you on the right path. Think about the difference it makes in your life. Think about the strength and certainty we have because of the presence of God in our hearts through His Word. He has already done so much, yet He speaks to each one of us as e come to meet with Him here in His Word.
Read through Psalm 119:89-96 again, but a little more slowly and make David’s words your own. Speak them to God from your own heart.
Read it a third time, line by line, and give God praise for what He has done in your own heart and life.
Read it a fourth and final time, giving Him praise for His sovereignty over you, confessing your sin and need for Him and His Word.
“9 How can a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping Your word.
10 I have sought You with all my heart;
dont let me wander from Your commands.
11 I have treasured Your word in my heart
so that I may not sin against You.
12 Lord, may You be praised;
teach me Your statutes.
13 With my lips I proclaim
all the judgments from Your mouth.
14 I rejoice in the way revealed by Your decrees
as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts
and think about Your ways.
16 I will delight in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.”
Purity is not stumbled upon accidentally. It must be intentionally sought out and pursued.
Read this passage again, a little more slowly, listening to what David is saying.
Read it a third time, putting yourself in His place, thinking about your own pursuit of purity.
Read it a fourth time, making it your prayer & ask God to do the purifying work in you that needs to be done so that He is glorified.