“With my whole Heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” -Psalm 119:10-11 (ESV)
It was recently that we considered verse 11 in this Psalm. We wish to consider it again in a broader context. Each one of the 176 verses in Psalm 119 is a lesson about value of God's Word. Eight words are used to identify God's Word including, law, testimonies, precepts, statues, commandments, judgments, word, and ordinances. The author, who is not known, seems to be experiencing serious duress as can be seen specifically in about 21 of the verses. He has turned to God's Word with his whole heart for help and guidance. We have from this the hope that if we seek God in His Word will also will be kept from straying off the path He has set before us. It will help us find our way when we are confused and need clarity. If we trust in what God has given to us in His word, it will lead us where He wants us to go. That is our promise today – 176 times.
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