Daily Reading – Day 9 Psalm 119:65-72

I have been reading from the longest chapter in the Bible. Psalm 119 has 176 verses that are divided into 22 sections of 8 verses each. The psalm was written to instruct those who returned from exile in the values of God’s Word. Each section also corresponds with a letter in the Hebrew alphabet or Aleph-bet.

The Hebrew letter Teth is the ninth letter and corresponds with our letter “t.” The Hebrew letter Tet has positive connotations of goodness.

God had been good to David, the Psalmist, according to His word. God is good. Everything about Him is good. God is the only “good” in the world. Our sinful nature can only be made good by the blood of Jesus. As we live out our lives as Christians striving to walk in His path and striving to imitate Him, we often stumble. By repenting of our sins, the blood of Jesus will continue to cleanse us and leave us “good” in God’s eyes. When we realize God is good, our faith will grow enormously. He has been good. He is doing good. He will continue to do good. Even during suffering, He is good!

Teth

65 You have treated Your servant well,
Lord, according to Your word.
66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge,
For I believe in Your commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,
But now I keep Your word.
68 You are good and You do good;
Teach me Your statutes.
69 The arrogant [have forged a lie against me;
With all my heart I will comply with Your precepts.
70 Their heart is insensitive, like fat,
But I delight in Your Law.
71 It is good for me that I was afflicted,
So that I may learn Your statutes.
72 The Law of Your mouth is better to me
Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

In His Service,

Minister A. Francine Green

Notes:

  1. tet, Hebrews 4 Christians, https://www.hebrew4christians.com/Grammar/Unit_One/Aleph-Bet/Tet/tet.html

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