Saturday, August 23, 2014

Psalm 119:60

Hasting To God's Commandments
Ronnie W. Wolfe
 There is a positive and a negative inscribed in this verse regarding the psalmist and his relation to the word of God, God's commandments. First, he states positively that he "made haste" to keep the commandments of God. So our hearts and thoughts, and even our physical exercise, should be with regard to our own relation to God's word.

Each morning we should run to the book to consume it upon our weary souls that God may give some good instruction, some good refreshment, and some needed scolding. We will find there a river of water that will give peace:

Isaiah 48:18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

The negative in this verse displays the same thought concerning the word of God, His commandments. He says he "delayed not." That is, he did not allow anything to come in the way of his daily walk through the word. He is so fascinated with God's word, so indwelt with its  soothing balm and its vivid instruction, that he cannot stay, he cannot falter, he cannot wait but must hurry on to his daily excursion through the word of God. Line upon line, precept upon precept (Isaiah 28:10), the word builds up to a culmination of great desire fulfilled and great wisdom to carry on with the day.

May we make haste to God's commandments, believe them, live them, and teach them that men, women, boys, and girls may hear and obey the Gospel by repenting and believing in Christ Jesus, acquire eternal life, and learn to live above the world. That is our legacy. 

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