We dipped our toes into the deep waters of Psalm 119 a couple of Sundays back. It’s the longest and most complex poem in the book of Psalms. It contains one eight-verse stanza for each letter in the Hebrew alphabet. That means that the basic lesson of the psalm is repeated over 20 times.
Listen to the lesson in this stanza:
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
to observe your righteous ordinances.
107 I am severely afflicted;
give me life, O Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord,
and teach me your ordinances.
109 I hold my life in my hand continually,
but I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,
but I do not stray from your precepts.
111 Your decrees are my heritage forever;
they are the joy of my heart.
112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes
forever, to the end
God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. We should know and follow God’s word. Reading the Psalms helps us to do just that.
Thank you, God, for leaving a roadmap for me in the Bible. Help me to read, know, and follow your word each and every day, as I walk the path of discipleship, following my Lord and Savior, Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.