the wonders of His word

Uncovering the treasures within Psalm 119: 129-130

Psalm 119 strikes me as the personal walk of a godly man with his God. His concern primarily is with a godly walk and a godly attitude. His aim is to please his God and, as he aims to do just that, his own weaknesses and inadequacies show up. He is not a man with a cold religion, but rather, he is a man whose love for the LORD and for His Word, leads him forward to seek to better know the LORD that He loves.

His love for the LORD and His Word leads him to say, “Your testimonies are wonderful” (verse 129). In Exodus 25:21 the word “testimony” is applied to the stone tablets that Moses brought down from the mountain and these tablets were then put into the ark of the Testimony. So, it would appear, that the psalmist regarded the Ten Commandments as “wonderful”, yet that is not how many people now regard them. They often see them as onerous and restricting. So, why did the psalmist see them as “wonderful”? The first Commandment begins, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage” (Exodus 20:2).

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