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Psalm 119 extols God’s Word. The Christian is very dedicated to the Word of God. It is God’s revelation of his character as well as being His explanation of our world. What observations do we make from Psalm 119:129-136?
God’s Word is wondrous v. 129). It enlightens (v. 130). It creates a hunger for more (v. 131). It reveals a gracious God (v. 132). It gives firm promises (v. 133). It releases people from oppression (v. 134).
This i powerful! If God’s Word does even some of those things, we want it. Yet many in our world, even many Christians, ignore God’s Word. We could be instructed for life, freedom, and hope. However, we refuse that instruction, preferring our own wisdom.
In verse 136, the Psalmist expresses great sorrow. Given the words of life people prefer death. Given hope, people prefer futility. Given freedom, they pursue bondage. Lord, have mercy upon us.
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