Scripture Psalm 119:145-152
I call with all my heart; answer me Lord, and I will obey your decrees.
I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, Lord, according to your laws.
Those who devise wicked schemes are near; but they are far from your law.
Yet you are near, Lord, and all your commands are true.
Long ago I learned from your statues that you established them to last forever.
Long before Jesus came along, this author seems to have figured out the basic salvation message. “I call out, save me” “your statutes….last forever” “preserve my life according to your law” ” I put my hope in your word”. He knows there is something more than this life. Otherwise why put in all this effort and endure persecution from his enemies? What really strikes me is always how intense and earnest he is when calling on God.
Meditate used again here.
I would love to say something very profound today, but nothing really comes to mind. But I learned from this is to keep seeking God with all my heart. Everyday, no matter how I feel.
Thank you God that you have made these verses come to life by sending Jesus to take on our sins. Thank you that when we call on you, you answer, and you save us. I have put my hope in your word, and it will endure forever. I know God you have remembered my sins no more, and that You will not leave me or forsake me. Thank you for your grace today, in Jesus name, amen.