Psalm 119 & 120: God’s Word
Verse of the Day: (119:11) Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
1. God’s Word (119:1-26)
Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. (119:17)
God commands Israel and all who believe in Him today to hide and keep His holy Word in our hearts so that we will not sin against Him. God promises us that He shall bless us when we obey His commandments, and punish us when we disobey Him. This is God’s sowing and reaping principle since the day He created the first couple, Adam and Eve. (Genesis 3) Indeed, God’s Word is living, power and sharper than any two-edged sword that will pierce the souls and hearts of men to reveal who we really are. Let us therefore truly believe in God and His Word, and trust and obey Him now and forever. (Hebrews 4)
2. God’s Works (119:27-176)
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. (119:27)
God encourages Israel and all who believe in Him today to talk of His wondrous and marvellous works that He has performed for, in, with and through us, especially the precious salvation of our souls that we have a heaven to gain and a hell to shun. Let us obey God’s Word by studying, meditating, memorising and applying it into our lives, as it is like a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, so that we shall continue to shine, even in the darkest hour of our lives. God and His Word is our hiding place and shield, and let us believe and hope in Him amid hopelessness and helplessness. Let us love God and His Word above everything, including precious gold and silver, and fame and fortune. Let us keep sharing God’s most important word and work, that whoever shall truly call on the name of the Lord Jesus, and believe in his heart, that God had raised Him from the dead shall be saved forever. Indeed, God’s Word is settled and sure in heaven forever. (Acts 2)
3. God’s War (120:1-7)
I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. (120:7)
God sent His only Son, Jesus, from the splendour of heaven to lowly earth as the Saviour of the world, to die for the sins of men, making peace and reconciliation with men. Whoever therefore truly believes in Jesus shall never perish in hell, but have everlasting life with Him in heaven. However, one day, Jesus shall come again from heaven, but this time, He shall come as the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, to judge and wage the final war, known as the battle of Armageddon, against the devil and the wicked who reject and rebel against Him. Jesus shall then have the final and ultimate victory over the devil and the wicked, casting them into the lake of fire to be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Indeed, let us trust and obey God and His Word. (Revelation 19-20)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to hide Your Word in my heart so that I will obey You.