By Vicky Montaie
In Psalm 119 there are eight words used continuously. Law, Word, judgment, Testimonies, Commandments, Statutes, Precepts, Word.
Law- Teach or direct.
Word- God’s revealed word to man .
Judgment- being judge by our words and works.
Testimonies- Word for witness, signifies loyalty to the term of the covenant made between you and God Commandment- authority of what God said, His orders.
Statues- The written word of God and authority of His written word; declaring His authority and power of giving us law.
Precepts- Points to clear instructions of the Lord, as of one who cares about detail.
Word- God has spoken, commanded, and promised.
Our true happiness comes from knowing the bible not just searching scripture when we are in need. As Christians, as disciple’s, our focus should be on having a personal relationship with God through reading His word, and everyday living. We must come to God un-defiled, that’s where the true blessing comes from. Once you walk in God’s word, we will know the true blessings of living and enjoying an un-defiled life. We should be familiar with this saying, ”we are all sinners in our own way.” Let me seek to illustrate this. Our sins can cause us unhappiness; and the reason we may sin as much as we do, is that ( I hope you ready for the truth) we do not know the bible well enough; apart from being instructed by God. We as people do not know how to achieve happiness on our own. When we abide by the word of God, we become happier, enjoy life more and we become content. Psalm 119 gives us clear picture of the importance of why we should read, and mediate on the Word of God, and how crucial it is to our lives.
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Joe Bragg is the Ministry Director for Kalamazoo Youth For Christ. Prior to joining the YFC team, Joe had the humbling privilege to lead the youth ministry at his church, where he also filled the Executive Pastor role for 2 years. Joe and his beautiful wife Stephanie have 3 wonderful boys, 2 dogs and a cat that thinks he's a dog. Never a dull moment!