Prayer: "Let my soul live that it may praise Thee, and let Thine ordinances help me. I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant, for I do not forget Thy commandments."
Psalm 119:175-176 [NASB]
The latter 'let' of Psalm 119, its 'punchline', can be summarized as Permit me, all of Thee, upon all Thine. The emphases are pointing to the ordinances, the precepts, the testimonies, the statutes, the commandments, the laws, and Thy word. Why?  It is through 'What thus saith the Lord' that we can even approach understanding the mind of God, and His intention for us all, individually and collectively, and that is wholly and only with the illumination of God, the Holy Spirit. Every worship has such beginnings. So goes every building block upon this foundation.

Philippians 2:12b,13,16 summarizes it this way, " out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure...holding fast to the word of life..."

All of 'Tav', the end of Psalm 119 is a symphony of what God may permit, for the psalmist, and as an example for us all, ending with 'Let my soul live...' not for just any cause, but for the cause of praise, '...that it' [my soul] 'may praise Thee...' The summary is that we are needy; '... let Thy ordinances help me...' And we are prone to drift; '...I have gone astray like a lost sheep...'
Because of the indwelt word, the embraced truth, the endeared commandments- there exists beneath this surface, a 'servant' in the deep. Find me.

' Thy servant, for I do not forget Thy commandments.' "Search me, O' God and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there is any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way." Psalm 139:23-24  

As the 29th chapter of the book of Acts proceeds, with our striving, let's consider how, with seven LETS, the psalmist gives us a clue as to how to go, with Psalm 119's end-offering:
Let Thy ordinances help me. Lord let it be.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, fill me with Your counsel, and quicken the Word within me that I may live out the Jesus in me. Have me steadfast upon good courage. I bare my heart before Thy light. Bless you, O' God! Amen!
By Bro. McNeal Brockington

1 Comment

Paula S. - September 23rd, 2023 at 5:41am

I love how the Word asks, "Who can know the mind of God?" Thank You Lord for revealing Your will for my life in bite sized pieces, and thank you for Your Holy Spirit who teaches us, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.






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