Words to Listen To!

Hearing God’s Word:  Psalm 119

Flower Near Vineyard in Washington

Flower Near Vineyard in Washington

I look this photo with the standard lens, no special setup, standard sunlight.

I would like to take some time, now, to go through Psalm 119, the longest Psalm in the Old Testament. There is one thing that really stands out in this Psalm and that is the phrase, “The Word of the Lord”, referring to what God has written in the Bible, and also what God speaks to us. I want to go through Psalm 119.  I will bring a few things out and give you some brief commentary. The first place in that psalm where the word, “word” appears is in verse 9. It says, “How shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”  How do we cleanse our way or how do we know the right way to go? We know the right way to go by the Word of the Lord.

Then we can go on to verse 11 which says, “Thy word I have hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee.” In other words, how do we keep from sin? We do that by putting or hiding God’s Word in our heart. It’s much better for our minds and hearts to be filled with God’s Word than with other kinds of things, and this will keep us from sin.