Seeing God Through the Psalms
“I Have Sinned, but Can Take Joy in God’s Words”Categories: Seeing God Through the Psalms
I Have Sinned, but Can Take Joy in God’s Words
The final theme for Psalm 119 is that it teaches us that loving God’s rules is qualified and produced by knowledge of sin, grace, and the promises of God. The more you can relate to the psalmist’s repentance for sin, the more you will relate to his love for God’s rules as you endure the trials of life.
So, on this average weekday, you may be like the writer of Psalm 119: suffering under temptation to sin or afflicted by circumstances or people around you. Plead with God to deliver you based on his promises (v. 170). Rest in his covenant faithfulness to his people (v. 76). Rejoice that God eternally keeps the terms of his own law, his own rules, perfectly (v. 65). Remember that he has given you life in himself according to his Word (v. 50). Let the true Word of God, Jesus Christ, abide in you richly today, and be filled with love for your Savior.
Thank you for taking this journey with us through Psalm 119. We hope that we have learned that even though this chapter may be daunting there is so much to learn from it.