“Your Word” – Jeanette Staats

Psalm-119-105-web2If you are keeping up with NLCF’s Summer Reading Plan of the Old Testament you know that this week finds us in Psalm 119. Psalm 119: 105 was one of the first verses I memorized and one of the first praise & worship songs I sang (way back in the day!). Yet it was this morning, during a fresh reading of this chapter, that I was drawn in to the power of His word. Not even recording the uses of “Your commandments” or “Your laws”, David references the word of God (“Your word”) 38 times (see below)!

What are you learning this summer from getting into His word? Have you grown to treasure, long for, or simply to keep His word more this summer? Have you relied on His word for strength, comfort, or sustenance? Do you need to be reminded of the truth, pureness or sweetness of His words? Do His words bring rejoicing and singing?

In this day and age, we can be surrounded by a lot of “words” … from books we read to songs we hear to conversations that we might have throughout the day. Today’s reading of Psalm 119 has been a much needed reminder to seek out His word in the good and the bad, in the waiting and in the answers, in the longings and in the praises.

Your word I have treasured in my heart (vs. 11)

I shall not forget Your word (vs. 16)

Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your word (vs. 17)

Revive me according to Your word (vs. 5)

Strengthen me according to Your word (vs. 28)

Establish Your word to Your servant, as that which produces reverence for You (vs. 38)

May Your loving kindnesses also come to me, O LORD, Your salvation according to Your word (vs. 41)

So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in Your word (vs. 42)

This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your word has revived me (vs. 50)

The Lord is my portion; I have promised to keep Your word (vs. 57)

I sought Your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to Your word (vs. 58)

You have dealt well with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your word (vs. 65)

Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word (vs. 67)

May those who fear You see me and be glad, because I wait for Your word (vs. 74)

O may Your lovingkindness comfort me, according to Your word to Your servant (vs. 76)

My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word (vs. 81)

My eyes fail with longing for Your word (vs. 82)

Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven (vs. 89)

I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Your word (vs. 101)

How sweet are Your words to my taste! (vs. 103)

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (vs. 105)

I am exceedingly afflicted; revive me, O LORD, according to Your word (vs. 107)

You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word (vs. 114)

Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live (vs. 116)

My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation and for Your righteous word (vs. 123)

The unfolding of Your word gives light; it gives understanding to the simple (vs. 130)

Establish my footsteps in Your word, and do not let any iniquity have dominion over me (vs. 133)

My zeal has consumed me, because my adversaries have forgotten Your words (vs. 139)

Your word is very pure (vs. 140)

I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your word (vs. 147)

My eyes anticipate the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word (vs. 148)

Plead my cause and redeem me; revive me according to Your word (vs. 154)

I behold the treacherous and loathe them, because they do not keep Your word (vs. 158)

The sum of Your word is truth (vs. 160)

Princes persecute me without cause, by my heart stands in awe of Your word (vs. 161)

I rejoice at Your word (vs. 162)

Let my supplication come before You; deliver me according to Your word (vs. 170)

Let my tongue sing of Your word (vs. 172)

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