For me, Psalm 119 is one of the best Psalms on which to meditate. Each time I ponder what the Psalmist says in Psalm 119, I better appreciate just how important God’s Word is to me, and how important it ought to be to every believer. This morning I briefly write about my thoughts on Psalm 119:100.
Psalm 119:100 reads in two English translations:
(ESV) 100 I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts.
(NLT) 100 I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments.
In some cultures gray hair is a sign of wisdom. While with age can possibly come wisdom, there is no wisdom like that found in God’s Word. Here, you will note that the Psalmist gained understanding more than the aged because he kept God’s Word. In addition to continually engaging the Bible, to gain understanding one must also keep or obey what God’s Word teaches.
The questions that arise from verse 100 are:
· Do you know enough of God’s Word to recognize if you are keeping it or not?
If you know plenty, but go ahead and sin knowing it is sin, you may want to revisit 2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV):
5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
If you are reading this post and are not a Christian, unless God intervenes, your eternal destination is hell. But, your destiny can change. Today can be the day of your salvation. Please see my blog (https://stevebelsheim.com/2020/04/20/for-god-so-loves-you-2/) for a description of how you can be saved and a more concise description at my (https://stevebelsheim.com/2020/10/20/there-is-hope-even-when-there-seems-to-be-no-hope-2/ ).
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