Two things for certain are :
“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path”.
“The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple”.
One of the most difficult things for some believers is remembering the word and promises of God in difficult times. They fail to realize that, as Hebrews 4:12 says, God’s word is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword…(and a whole lot more). The majority of Psalm 119 is about God’s word and its use. Starting from verse 9, it says if we take heed to it, it will cleanse our ways. Verse 11 says, if you hide it in your heart then you will not sin against God. Then verse 16 says, if you delight in God’s statutes then you will not forget His word. Verse 98 says, the word makes you wiser. Verse 101 tells us if we refrain from evil, then we can keep His word. Verse 103 tells us God’s word is sweeter than the honeycomb while another verse in Psalm 34 tells us to taste and see that the Lord is good; those who trust in Him are blessed. Verse 105 tells us that God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Verse 133 tells us to allow God to direct our steps through His word, so that sin will have no dominion over us.
However, today’s emphasis is on verses 33-40; which is a personal prayer to God asking Him to teach us His ways, statutes, decrees or principles so that we can keep them to the end. In 2 Timothy 2:15, He advises us to study to study to show ourselves approved, so that we may be a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Verse 34 asks God to give us understanding to keep His word and observe it with all our hearts. This leads to what is said in James 1:5, if any man lacks wisdom let him ask of God who gives it freely. Verse 35 of the prayer asks God to lets us walk in the path of His commandment for we delight in them. Then verse 36 asks Him to incline our hearts to His testimonies and not to covet things. However, verse 37 is the key, because of the lust of the eyes… we should ask God to turn our eyes away from looking at worthless things and quicken us in His way. Verse 38 asks Him to establish His word in us, who are devoted to fearing Him. Verse 39 asks Him to turn away our reproach or things that bring shame to us because His judgments are good. And finally we who long to obey His commandments without interference, distractions, or obstacles, can now pray for God to revive us in His righteousness.
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All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.