THE STORY OF JESUS: Psalm 119:1-24
“Your statutes are my delight; they are my counsellors.” (Psalm 119:24)
More than anything for David, God was his “delight and joy” (Psalm 43:4).
Because he delighted in God, he also delighted in God’s revelation.
He found the Torah (the books of Moses) helpful for knowing and loving God.
In this song, David explains why he delights in the books of Moses.
He treated them as his counsellors, he looked to them for guidance for living.
Think of how a business traveller loves to receive messages from their family.
They delight in Skype, or they delight in SMS, or their cell phone.
Those tools are ways of connecting with the ones they love.
We do not love the bible for the sake of the bible.
We love how those words and stories connect us to God and Jesus.
We see and hear and feel in them the Ones that we love.
The words remind us of what is true, and important.
Like counsellors, they guide us towards life in God and Jesus.
Don’t just focus on the book, focus on the Ones we love behind the book!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, when I read from the bible, I am connecting with You. Thank You for how Your Spirit refreshes my spirit as I meditate on the words of the bible.