P119C – Days 108-120
It is my hope to have the P119C project completed by the end of October. We’ll be very close to the Advent Season at that point, and I would love to take some time to dig into the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth. To that end, we are cramming 13 days into one. Enjoy!
“Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD,
And teach me Your judgments.
My life is continually in my hand,
Yet I do not forget Your law.
The wicked have laid a snare for me,
Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.
Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever,
For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes
Forever, to the very end.
I hate the double-minded,
But I love Your law.
You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in Your word.
Depart from me, you evildoers,
For I will keep the commandments of my God!
Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live;
And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
Hold me up, and I shall be safe,
And I shall observe Your statutes continually.
You reject all those who stray from Your statutes,
For their deceit is falsehood.
You put away all the wicked of the earth like dross;
Therefore I love Your testimonies.
My flesh trembles for fear of You,
And I am afraid of Your judgments.”
- Psalm 119:108-120
Point to Ponder:
This section of the Psalm paints a vivid portrait. The author boldly declares his hatred of those who are double-minded. We would call this kind of person a habitual hypocrite, or someone who talks out of both sides of his mouth. Completely untrustworthy.
The author doesn’t want to be anything like that, so he clings to the truth of God. He cries out to his King, calling on the Lord to hide him from these evildoers. He is confident of God’s ability to deal with those who do wrong.
I find a call to rest in these words. Hide me, God, from those who would do me wrong. You take care of them. I’m going to curl up beside Your heart. I don’t have to take care of it. You will.
Grace and peace to you,