Journey 119: a Journey through Psalm 119 [part 3]

Gimel. Psalm 119:17-24

“Deal kindly [bountifully] with Your servant, that I may live and keep Your word [treasuring it and being guided by it day by day]. Open my eyes [to spiritual truth], that I may behold wondrous things from Your law. I am a sojourner [stranger] in the land; do not hide Your commandments from me. My soul is consumed [crushed with longing] all the time with a longing for Your decrees [ordinances]. You have rebuked the proud [presumptuous and arrogant], those cursed, who depart [wander] from Your commandments. Remove [take] from me reproach and contempt, for I have kept Your testimonies. Even if princes sit and conspire [talk] against me, your servant will meditate on Your statutes. Your testimonies are my delight and my counselors.”

Can you hear the deep thirst and hunger the Psalmist had for God?

He asked God to open his eyes to spiritual truth — so that he would see God. God consumed him and he had no bones about it. He also prayed for the removal of the wicked in his life. God is in the business of protection when it comes to those who seek Him.

So today, let’s ask God to open our eyes — that we too, may see Him and behold God’s wondrous law.

Proclaim Him.


In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

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