Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Psalm 119:167

Dr. Ronnie Wolfe

kept thy testimonies
David has kept the Lord's testimonies, God's word. He has kept it in his heart and has guarded it, observed it, and heeded it as a man, for no one can keep God's word perfectly. David was only a man, but he desired to be faithful to the word of God and was on the level of men, who often break God's commandments and shame his testimonies.

The reason for his faithfulness to the word of God is that he loves it. 1 John 2:5 says, But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. This love, then, is God's love, planted into the believer's heart with a warm interest in the word of God.

I love them exceedingly.
David loves every word of God's testimonies. He does not pick and choose which ones he wants to obey and which ones he wants to dismiss as unimportant. All of God's word is true and is given by inspiration, so every word of God is true and pure (Prov. 30:5). Therefore, every word is to be loved and obeyed by believers.

May God prick our hearts by his grace to love His word and to obey is testimonies (commandments). Without His word we are empty of spiritual food for growth.  

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