Voices Together

Psalms 119:113-120

I hate the double-minded, But I love Your law. You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word. Depart from me, you evildoers, For I will keep the commandments of my God!

Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope. Hold me up, and I shall be safe, And I shall observe Your statutes continually.

You reject all those who stray from Your statutes, For their deceit is falsehood. You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross; Therefore I love Your testimonies.

My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments.

Our scribe expresses his reliance on the Word of the LORD about 8 or 9 times in these suscint statements. Powerful words! No ducking, bobbing, or weaving words.

I am very sure that what we read in this Psalm reflected his life; that it was lived in the same obedient, dedicated manner. Why am I so sure? It is bescause of the place that this Psalm holds in the Canon. The LORD, God, the Almighty would not honor something that represented a lie.

How about a contest in the few weeks left in this study? Any Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek scholars among the readers who would be willing to propose a suitable name for our friend? One that displays his love for the Word and reliance on it in every aspect of his life? 1stprize through 175this the same; our heartfelt thanks and praise.

Readings:

Morning Psalm 8, Noon Psalm 119:105-112, Evening Psalm 99


 

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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