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The Sustaining Power of the Word (Psalm 119:92)

If Your law had not been my delight, then I would have perished in my affliction. Psalm 119:92
The law of God brings extreme pleasure and satisfaction to the psalmist. God’s law is something to cherish and enjoy. He refers to this delight on several occasions in this chapter.
Your testimonies also are my delight; they are my counselors. Psalm 119:24
May Your compassion come to me that I may live, for Your law is my delight. Psalm 119:77
Trouble and anguish have come upon me, yet Your commandments are my delight. Psalm 119:143
I long for Your salvation, O Lord, and Your law is my delight. Psalm 119:174
The psalmist saw God’s word as much more than an assignment that had to be fulfilled if he was to please God. He saw the value of God’s word in his own life. He desperately wanted to know and understand the law of God. He found in God’s law all that he needed to function in this world. He knew that apart from God’s law he would have perished in his affliction.   The psalmist’s delight in God’s law was not a fleeting enjoyment. It was essential to him in all of life’s circumstances. It defined his life.   What is your relationship to the word of God? Is it a daily assignment or a blessed opportunity? Are you desperate for God’s word? Is it a joyful priority in your life?   Might we say with Jeremiah:  
Your words were found and I ate them, and Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; for I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts. Jeremiah 15:16

Rocky Wyatt

Rocky Wyatt came to know the Lord as a young teenager and began working in youth ministry when in college. After serving in churches in Utah, California and Colorado, Rocky moved to Texas to serve as Youth Pastor at Countryside Bible Church. He served there for 26 years where he eventually moved from youth ministry to serve as an Associate Pastor.

Over the course of his ministry, Rocky has always had a desire to train men for pastoral ministry in the context of the local church. In 1992 he started XL Ministries, an organization that is committed to helping churches establish intensive internships for pastoral training. In 2020 he left his position at Countryside Bible Church to become the Executive Director of XL Ministries and now works full time assisting churches in training men for ministry.

He is co-author of The Youth Ministry Training Manual, a textbook for training youth pastors, and has also written multiple other resources for use in various local church ministries. He is currently working on a book to encourage churches to take the primary responsibility to train pastors.

Rocky is married to Pamela, has two sons and daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.1 Corinthians 15:58