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Earl Marshall

Psalm 119

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I am working on Psalm 119 this week.  No worries, we aren't going to be doing a verse by verse exposition on Sunday morning.  I have been impacted by the extent of detail in this psalm.  C.S. Lewis writes, "it is a pattern, a thing done like embroidery, stitch by stitch, through long, quiet hours, for love of the subject and for delight in leisurely, disciplined craftsmanship." (Reflections on the Psalms, page 58-59)

The psalmist has an intense love for God's Word/law.  His passion and longing for it are obvious.  His pursuit of obedience to it refreshing.  His desire to see God change his life through it an amazing sign of faith.  Today we downplay a love of the Word.  Perhaps so we are concerned of an almost pharisaical idolatry in loving the Bible and not the God who has given us this amazing message.  This is dangerous but there is no doubt that the psalmist sees an intimate connnection between a love of God and loving his words. 

Do yourself a favour and read through Psalm 19, 119, and 1.  Note how passionate the psalmist is about God and the law.  Seems to me that a true sign of where my heart is with God is the level of passion I have for Scripture. 

1 Comment

  1. “Seems to me that a true sign of where my heart is with God is the level of passion I have for Scripture.”
    Amen!
    The beautiful nature of scripture is that my passion for God increases as I meditate on His Word.

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