Thy faithfulness is unto all generations:
Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth (Psa 119.90).
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) announced that “God is dead,” by which he expressed his belief that the idea of God had been so generally rejected that it no longer remained relevant as the basis for morality [...]
For ever, O LORD,
Thy word is settled in heaven (Psa 119.89).
Foundational to living as Christian believers is a true knowledge of God and his Word. In this verse the psalmist tersely lays that foundation, the unshakeable basis for everything else. Whatever we think, feel, and choose ought to build upon this. If [...]
Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort,
According to thy word unto thy servant (Psa 119.76).
Moved by the Holy Spirit, the psalmist here prays earnestly for comfort. “I pray thee” is emphatic expression, like, “Please! I beg you!” with a focus on the desire of the speaker, used to [...]
I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right,
And that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me (Psa 119.75).
Many unbelievers implicitly acknowledge God’s control over all things, including their personal catastrophes, and then hold a grudge against him. Perhaps when a loved one was dying of cancer, the person now spiritually-disgruntled had prayed [...]
Teach me good judgment and knowledge:
For I have believed thy commandments (Psa 119.66)
“The just shall live by faith” (Hab 2.4; Rom 1.17; Gal 3.11; Heb 10.38). This great biblical statement has depths not fully comprehended by even the most mature Christian and seasoned theologian. It states succinctly some of the most profound [...]
I made haste, and delayed not
To keep thy commandments (Psa 119.60).
“Obey right away.” This is a slogan which was drilled into the minds of the children of our household from their toddlerhood. True obedience is prompt obedience. Procrastination is “soft rebellion,” insubordination wearing a thin mask. It is saying “I won’t” even [...]
The proud have had me greatly in derision:
Yet have I not declined from thy law (Psa 119.51).
One of the most difficult temptations you will ever face as a Christian is ridicule for your faith, but by God’s grace, you can overcome even this.
“The proud have had me greatly in [...]
With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth (Psa 119.13).
A really good echo can be an unforgettable experience. The best ones have a long delay and high fidelity. The physical phenomenon involves your sending out sound waves, typically a word or phrase, and having them come back to you again. [...]