Day 21: Oh, How I Love Thy Law!

"Oh, how I love thy law!

It is my meditation all the day."

Psalms 119:97, RSV 


The 119th Psalm is one of the greatest works of the entire Bible. Consisting of 176 verses, it is certainly the longest chapter in God's Word, but it is not the mere length that makes it so impressive.


It is the message!


For 176 verses, the writer expresses the virtues of the Word of God. He tells of the greatness of God's commandments. He tells of how they refresh his soul. He tells how he wakes up in the middle of the night just to praise God for the beauty of His word.


The one who wrote the 119th Psalm was deeply and completely in love with his Creator! He realized that the commands of God were not made to place a burden on mankind, but rather to lift their burden! He rejoiced in the fact that every word of God was flawless, and therefore worthy of man's consideration. He said, "I open my mouth and pant, longing for Your commands". He thought about God's Word all day long!


Would this type of attitude change your life? Would it change the direction of your family? Would it strengthen the church? Would it revive the nation?


You know the answer to these questions! So, since it is now in your power to do so, why not change the world with your love of God and His Word?


"Great peace have those who love thy law; nothing can make them stumble."

Psalms 119:105, RSV 


Today is the 21st day of the 30 day challenge to read through the Old Testament books of wisdom, with Psalms 111-120 being the reading for today. May God richly bless you and those you love as you fall deeply and completely in love with His inspired Word!