Celebrating Our Love for God’s Word

Day 20 of the 28-Day #LoveChallenge

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Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Psalm 119:97

 

The longest of all the psalms and the longest chapter in the entire Bible, Psalm 119 is a love poem celebrating the word of God in all its forms and meanings.

It is said the writer of this psalm was:

  • (1) passionately devoted to the word of God as the word of life;
  • (2) humbly acknowledged nevertheless, the errant ways of his heart and life;
  • (3) knew the pain – but also the fruits – of God’s corrective discipline; and
  • (4) had suffered much at the hands of those who arrogantly disregarded God’s word and made him the target of their hostility, ridicule, and slander. (NIV Study Bible.)

There’s a wonderful symmetry of 22 stanzas, one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and each containing 8 verses. Each of the 8-verse stanzas makes use of six to eight relational terms to God’s word: law, statutes, precepts, commands, commandments, laws, decrees, word, and promise.

No #LoveChallenge would be complete without taking some time to fall deeper in love with God’s word. To celebrate his eternal and everlasting word. That we might come to proclaim: “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.”

Loving God’s word begins with reading his word, the Bible. Reading begets meditating, obeying, rejoicing in and celebrating his presence and his promises.

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