I love the Psalms but most of all I love Psalm 119. It is THE LONGEST PSALM and is equal in length to 22 Psalms.
I often read the Psalms to my children because I wanted to soak them in Scripture. It would take me around a half hour to read Psalm 119. I have heard of people memorizing this precious Psalm. I am not one of them.
In his book, The Golden Alphabet, Charles Spurgeon says, "Nor is it long only; for it equally excels in breadth of thought, depth of meaning, and height of fervour."
If you read this psalm and meditate deeply in its riches, you will not think it shallow but with an ocean of depth abounding in spiritual repetitions and redundancies. Those who have studied each line of this hymn, carefully are amazed at the variety and profundity of thought.
The more you read this psalm, the better and sweeter it becomes. The more you see the gracious heart in the words and heart of the one who penned it, the more you will grow in graciousness yourself.
This psalm is alphabetical. Eight stanzas start with the same letter, and then another eight with the next letter until all twenty-two letters in the Greek alphabet have been used.
This psalm has depths that I cannot express as I am no theologian. I am on a journey by grace to learn thanksliving as I draw nearer to my God, abiding in Jesus as I learn to walk in the fruit of JOY.
Taking eight verses at a time, I will seek to JOYfully abide in Christ as I WholeHeartedly serve my husband and family at home.
If I fall short, I will get up on another day, rolling up the shades of thanksliving in the grace God gives me to start again.
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