Why is this important? Having a solid foundation is important moving forward and knowing the ways of God and what pleases Him. Although we are no longer under the law, but grace God requires that we follow His commands and precepts. Sin should no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace (Romans 6:14).
Sin should no longer rule your life. The overall message of Psalm 119 focuses on the truth of God’s Word. It encourages us through every generation to stay close and focused on His Word no matter what swirls around us in this world. Living in the freedom and knowledge of God’s ways, obeying His law above all else, and keeping in step with His commandments is the only way to truly live wise, strong lives. God’s Word is powerful, living, and active. It never changes, because He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His words are breathed straight from His heart to us, a love letter for life, not simply an old-fashioned, outdated book with no relevance for today. His Word is sharper than any two-edged sword.
Psalm 119 reminds us that God’s very character is reflected through His Word, He is Righteous, He is Faithful, He is Unchanging, He is True. The opening 2 verses remind us, that we are “blessed” as we walk in His Truth, and seek him with our whole heart.
In His Service,
Min. A. Francine Green