Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Psalm 119:56

This Is What We Have
Ronnie W. Wolfe

This very terse statement seems to me to be a brief pause in the writer's thoughts in order to remember the things that he has already realized and written concerning the blessings of the law of God, his commandments, his testimonies, his statutes, his precepts, etc.

These blessings may be those of comfort, instruction, peace, or simply the delight that he has in God's word; but we know that the blessings come as a direct result of his connection with God's precepts.

Remaining faithful to the word of God is a blessing to all those who exercise that faithfulness. There will be a noticeable difference in one's life for spending time in the reading, studying, and meditating on God's word.

The word of God will cleanse his churches (Ephesians 5:26); it will give new birth to those who believe (1 Peter 1:23); it will be our sword (Ephesians 6:17) and many other such things.

Keep the Bible close. Read it often. Hide it in your heart. Believe it. Practice it. Delight in it. Be corrected by it. Give it to others. This we will have if we keep his precepts: joy, peace, comfort, strength, discipline, and many other such things that will make us vessels of honor in the house of the Lord (See 2 Corinthians  6:8).

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