Talking to Yourself (Psalm 119:52)

I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O Lord, and comfort myself. Psalm 119:52 It is an interesting concept that the psalmist comforts himself. Let’s face it, we all talk to ourselves. It may be in the quietness of our own mind or out loud in our car as we travel down the road! [...]

By |2021-10-19T18:23:33-06:00November 29th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Talking to Yourself (Psalm 119:52)

Undistracted Devotion (Psalm 119:51)

The arrogant utterly deride me, yet I do not turn aside from Your law. Psalm 119:51 This first phrase presents a picture of tremendous opposition. Wicked people will hate true believers and they will use whatever resources they have at their disposal to oppose them. We are living in a day when we are beginning [...]

By |2021-10-19T18:18:10-06:00November 22nd, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Undistracted Devotion (Psalm 119:51)

The Word Brings Comfort (Psalm 119:50)

This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your word has revived me. Psalm 119:50 Believers often find themselves reading the Psalms in the midst of great distress. It is because the Psalms often speak of great affliction and God’s provision for His children. Look upon my affliction and my trouble, and forgive all my [...]

By |2021-10-19T18:24:58-06:00November 15th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on The Word Brings Comfort (Psalm 119:50)

The Word Gives Hope (Psalm 119:49)

Remember the word to Your servant, in which You have made me hope. Psalm 119:49 Let’s begin by considering the fact that God has given to us His word. And in His word, He has determined to instruct us about the past, present and future. How did life begin? How did life get the way [...]

By |2021-10-19T18:01:16-06:00November 8th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on The Word Gives Hope (Psalm 119:49)

Love in Action (Psalm 119:48)

And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, which I love; and I will meditate on Your statutes. Psalm 119:48 The first phrase, And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, could be considered the simple act of lifting our hands into the air. But what does it mean to lift [...]

By |2021-10-19T17:52:53-06:00November 1st, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Love in Action (Psalm 119:48)

The Relationship between Love and Delight (Psalm 119:47)

I shall delight in Your commandments, which I love. Psalm 119:47 I have often counseled young couples who are anticipating marriage. Many have longed for their wedding day. Because of the love they have for one another, they easily find time to spend together. The truth is, if they did not have an intense desire [...]

By |2021-10-25T06:28:42-06:00October 25th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on The Relationship between Love and Delight (Psalm 119:47)

Faithful Proclamation (Psalm 119:46)

I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings and shall not be ashamed. Psalm 119:46 As you read Psalm 119, you realize that the psalmist had enemies in high places. Such opposition would likely discourage many from sharing God’s word at all. But the psalmist recognized the opportunities that he would have, even with [...]

By |2021-09-27T17:18:18-06:00October 18th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Faithful Proclamation (Psalm 119:46)

True Freedom (Psalm 119:45)

And I will walk at liberty, for I seek Your precepts. Psalm 119:45 Liberty can be defined as a broad and spacious land. W.S. Plummer describes the liberty the believer has in this way: "Sin is slavery. Vice is bondage. Corruption loads us with fetters. Divine grace brings us out of prison, knocks off our [...]

By |2021-09-27T16:47:17-06:00October 11th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on True Freedom (Psalm 119:45)

Long-Term Commitment (Psalm 119:44)

So I will keep Your law continually, forever and ever. Psalm 119:44 The psalmist begins by stating his commitment to obey the truth of God’s word. To keep the law is to guard and watch it with the intent to conform one’s actions to it. Obedience to God’s word is evidence of true conversion. You [...]

By |2021-09-27T16:36:35-06:00October 4th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Long-Term Commitment (Psalm 119:44)

Speaking the Truth (Psalm 119:43)

And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for I wait for Your ordinances. Psalm 119:43 Is it possible for a person who truly believes in God’s word to keep silent concerning it? The psalmist sees a direct link between waiting for God’s word and speaking it. It would be [...]

By |2021-09-15T12:15:59-06:00September 27th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Speaking the Truth (Psalm 119:43)

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