Scripture: Psalm 119:57-64
You are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to obey your words.
I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statues.
I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.
At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.
I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.
The earth is fill with your love, O lord; teach me your decrees.
Wow, so interesting. Yesterday’s blog I wrote that I would reflect on my own self and see where I stood as far as if God’s promises were enough for me. Third verse says “I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.” I did spend time reflecting yesterday and God did bring some very interesting things to mind. He reminded me of several times when I experienced “suffering”, and even a few examples where I endured “suffering for the gospel”. I was able to replay how these things all played out. While I certainly didn’t do everything right or perfect, I was encouraged that I was able to lean on God and not waiver from that during these times. I feel way more confident today that I could say honestly that God’s promises are enough. But I am far from perfect yet.
For today, I want to focus on the very last line, “teach me your decrees”. This one comes up often. I want to stay focused on reading and learning more. I know that I can never let up from searching the word and gaining understanding.
Help me Lord to earnestly seek you with all my heart. I thank you for your promises and your law, and help me obey them. Lord, despite opposition, despite those who may laugh and mock me because of your Word, I will not forget what you have done and what you have promised. God, continue to teach me and guide me, help me to gain new understanding each day. Thank you Jesus, Amen.
In most translations, the word “portion” is used. I want to study and understand exactly what this means.