Psalm 119: ה He

PSALM 119

ה He

Psalm 119: 33-40

33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of Thy statutes,
And I shall observe it to the end.

34 Give me understanding, that I may observe Thy law
And keep it with all my heart.

35 Make me walk in the path of Thy commandments,
For I delight in it.

36 Incline my heart to Thy testimonies
And not to dishonest gain.

37 Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity,
And revive me in Thy ways.

38 Establish Thy word to Thy servant,
As that which produces reverence for Thee.

39 Turn away my reproach which I dread,
For Thine ordinances are good.

40 Behold, I long for Thy precepts;
Revive me through Thy righteousness.

[NASB 1977]

Over 22 days it is my hope to soak in and meditate on Psalm 119.  This is the longest chapter of the Bible with 22 sections.  Each of the 22 sections is an acrostic in the original Hebrew language that alliterates each statement with one letter from the Hebrew Alphabet.  In reading through this Psalm, one can find the meditations of the heart, the movements of the hands, & the all surpassing Grace of God.

In He (pronounced Hae)  the psalmist asks for God Himself to be his Teacher and the Word of the Lord to be the lessons that are shared with him.  The reason is simple… so “I shall observe it to the end.”  When it comes to knowing God, it is not merely knowledge about Him but knowledge of Him that is our goal.  Only being a person that has come to know God Himself will find the revival of our heart, mind, soul, and strength that the psalmist too is seeking.  This is because only in knowing God do we see our need for redemption and that our ultimate aim in life is to give glory to God.

It is through His righteousness that we are revived.  It is because of His glory that we live to declare His praise.

By His Grace, With His Gospel, For His Glory!

We praise Thee, O God!
For the Son of Thy love,
For Jesus Who died,
And is now gone above.

We praise Thee, O God!
For Thy Spirit of light,
Who hath shown us our Savior,
And scattered our night.

All glory and praise
To the Lamb that was slain,
Who hath borne all our sins,
And hath cleansed every stain

All glory and praise
To the God of all grace,
Who hast brought us, and sought us,
And guided our ways.

Revive us again;
Fill each heart with Thy love;
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above.

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.”  – William P. McKay, 1863

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