Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | September 16, 2016

“Be gracious to me according to Your word.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm 119:49-64.

“49 Remember the word to Your servant,
In which You have made me hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction,
That Your word has revived me.
51 The arrogant utterly deride me,
Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
52 I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O Lord,
And comfort myself.
53 Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked,
Who forsake Your law.
54 Your statutes are my songs
In the house of my pilgrimage.
55 O Lord, I remember Your name in the night,
And keep Your law.
56 This has become mine,
That I observe Your precepts.

57 The Lord is my portion;
I have promised to keep Your words.
58 I sought Your favor with all my heart;
Be gracious to me according to Your word.
59 I considered my ways
And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
60 I hastened and did not delay
To keep Your commandments.
61 The cords of the wicked have encircled me,
But I have not forgotten Your law.
62 At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You
Because of Your righteous ordinances.
63 I am a companion of all those who fear You,
And of those who keep Your precepts.
64 The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O Lord;
Teach me Your statutes.”  Psalm 119:49-64.

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Today’s Scripture points to the hope, comfort, grace, and lovingkindness in God’s Word.

No wonder the Psalmist, and all others who are wise, seek God’s Word, meditate upon it, and trust it!

“56 This has become mine,
That I observe Your precepts.

57 The Lord is my portion;
I have promised to keep Your words.”  Verses 56-57.

God’s Word is that “In which You have made me hope.”  Verse 49.

God’s Word is “my comfort in my affliction”.  Verse 50.

God’s Word is “gracious to me”.  Verse 58.

God’s Word is “full of Your lovingkindness, O Lord”.  Verse 64.


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