We Will Not Forget

I will delight myself in Thy statutes; I will not forget Thy word. Psalms 119:16, KJV


The third week of the 119th Psalm challenge consists of verses 15-21, and is packed with encouragement and blessings. From verse 16, which avers that the writer will not forget God's word, to the 17th verse which entreats God for the bounty that flows from living by that word, to the plea in the 18th verse that asks for the eyes of the Bible student to be open, this week's verses go from one blessing and one set of encouragement to another.


Hopefully, the reasoning behind the strategy of writing down one verse each day is evident to you by now. There is just something about carrying each day's passage with you as a reminder of who we are and where we are going. I'm sure we all have forgotten that we are here on earth as God's servant, from time to time. When we do, it is clear that our lives do not run as smoothly as they ought, and the reason for that rough ride is also clear: In order to enjoy life to it's fullest extent, we have to live it by the instruction of the Maker.


So, how about you? Are you writing down each day's verse and carrying it with you? If not, has your life changed any? But, if so, isn't it true that your days are a bit easier to handle? Isn't it true that the things that used to upset you so quickly, do not result in such upset when kept in the proper perspective of God's word?


If you haven't yet, let me encourage you to take this challenge. Go ahead and start over if need be, there is no set time limit on getting through the 119th Psalm, but there is a great benefit in beginning and continuing, because you will be continually be reminding yourself of the great truths that God wants you to have that are contained only in His holy word. If we ever forget these great truths, it will be to our loss, so we must never, ever forget!


Deal bountifully with Thy servant, that I may live and keep Thy word. Psalm 119:17, KJV