Psalm 119: ו Vav



ו  Vav

Psalm 119: 41-48

41 May Thy lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD,
Thy salvation according to Thy word;

42 So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me,
For I trust in Thy word.

43 And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
For I wait for Thine ordinances.

44 So I will keep Thy law continually,
Forever and ever.

45 And I will walk at liberty,
For I seek Thy precepts.

46 I will also speak of Thy testimonies before kings
And shall not be ashamed.

47 I shall delight in Thy commandments,
Which I love.

48 And I shall lift up my hands to Thy commandments,
Which I love;
And I will meditate on Thy statutes.

[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 Vav (pronounced “vaw”) the psalmist declares the heart that longs for the salvation of God that only comes from the word of God.  It is the accessibility, provision, and certainty of the Word of God that gives truth and provides an answer for those who would question the foundation of faith.  The psalmist declares his trust in God and that by keeping the Law…there is freedom.  This is why there is a delight in the Law, the Wisdom, The Prophecy, The History, The Doctrine, & The Gospel that the Scriptures give us.

It is quite the paradox that in submission to God’s Word, there is freedom for life.  But there it is.  God is able to make that which seems impossible, possible.  It is so important to remember that God did not reveal Himself to make bad people good…but dead people live and an enslaved people free.

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

“Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I’m come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let that grace now like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.” -Robert Robinson, 1757

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