Savoring Truth in Psalm 119 Part 2

There are 176 verses in Psalm 119. Every single one of them speaks either to or about God. Every one!
The Bible is a unique communication from God.

In verses 9-11, we see one of the many reasons God's kids should see, share, and savor the truth:
How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
God uses His word to protect His people from sin.

Have you seen the excited look on the face of a lottery winner? What if there is something better AND more accessible?
Blessed are You, O LORD! Teach me Your statutes. With my lips I have declared All the judgments of Your mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches.
The Bible is a precious gift worthy of being learned, shared, and treasured

I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.

Let our life stories include a focused commitment to remember God’s word.


Savoring Truth in Psalm 119

The vision of Savoring Truth is to "see, share, and savor the truth". There is a whole lot of this going on in Psalm 119. The entire Psalm is about the Word of God. There is also a distinct focus on God himself. Every verse of this Psalm either speaks to God, about him, or both.

The upcoming series of posts on Psalm 119 will be based on a sermon series I shared last year at Silver Lake Baptist Church. As the Psalm is divided into 22 stanzas of eight verses each, so was the sermon series. So, most likely, will these posts appear. We begin with an observation from the Psalmist as displayed above in verses one and two; there is a blessing for those who faithfully apply the truth to their lives. There is a blessing for those who follow God wholeheartedly. They are happy. They have had good bestowed upon them. We see a first hint in verse three that obedience to the command of God offers protection from sin (more on that in the near future). Finally, in verses 4-8, we find the Psalmist's acknowledgment of God's order to diligently keep his precepts and a commitment to do exactly that. Even a prayer or wish (vs 5) that the motives of the writer could change to be more in alignment with God's will. The good news for modern followers of God is that your motives have been changed by the Holy Spirit living inside of you if you are a believer in Jesus Christ. One of the changes being made in your life is a developing love for the truth. I hope you will come back from time to time and celebrate that change with us as we savor the truth together.