127 Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 and because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.
129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore, I obey them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
If we love God wholeheartedly, we love His Word.
Do we love God’s commands and ordinances more than gold?
We know God’s principles for living are right; they are true, so do we hate every pathway that leads to wrongdoing?
The author of Psalm 119 could emphatically answer affirmatively to the statements he penned.
As David’s bold claim is, so should ours be. As God’s testimonies become our meditation, we, too, will love them and cling to them all the length of our days.
We had a taste of that last night at our Couples Bible Study Group. We actually sang two songs based on Psalm 119.
So I chose those verses because they focus on “God’s Word” as “LIGHT.”
How beautifully expressed in Psalm 119 verse 130 were it states… “The unfolding of your words gives light…”
If only all the world could understand, the way to find light in life is to turn to God’s Word and seek light.
How much different our world would be!
When you think of all the evil and darkness that lurks predominately in many places from sea to sea, in every corner of the world, it can grip your heart with sadness.
I remember going to see a Christian movie in October one year. All the other auditoriums were playing horrific horror movies. I felt an overwhelming foreboding of evil there.
What good can it teach an individual to bathe the mind with horrors? Even if it is just a movie, it is bound to set some people off on a course to destruction. Guns, blood, evil spirits, gruesome events. Sick. People refusing to connect these horrors with bloodshed happening in schools, restaurants, and so forth.
That is the time to remind ourselves of the promises of God.
He is Sovereign and has a good plan for our world.
He will bring the light of life to a broken world.
And that is what we need most of all. God’s light.
I will share the lyrics to a song we sang in our Bible Study years ago. It reminds us what it looks like, letting the light of life shine into our hearts! The focus is on God’s light and therefore highly worthy of review.
Let us let these words sink in on this Monday morning in November.
Shine Jesus Shine-
Lord, the light of your love is shining.
In the midst of the darkness, shining, Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us.
Set us free by the truth you now bring us Shine on me, shine on me.
Shine, Jesus, shine Fill this land with the Father’s glory Blaze, Spirit, blaze Set our hearts on fire.
Flow, river, flow Flood the nations with grace and mercy Send forth your word Lord, and let there be light.
Lord, I come to your awesome presence.
From the shadows into your radiance.
By the blood, I may enter your brightness.
Search me, try me, consume all my darkness.
Shine on me, shine on me
Shine, Jesus, shine Fill this land with the Father’s glory
Blaze, Spirit, blaze
Set our hearts on fire.
Flow, river, flow.
Flood the nations with grace and mercy.
Send forth your word Lord and let there be light.
As we gaze on your kingly brightness,
So our faces display your likeness.
Ever changing from glory to glory.
Mirrored here may our lives tell your story.
Shine on me, shine on me Shine, Jesus, shine.
Fill this land with the Father’s glory!
Blaze, Spirit, blaze Set our hearts on fire!
Flow, river, flow Flood the nations with grace and mercy.
Send forth your word Lord,
and let there be light.
Send forth your Send forth your word Lord,
and let there be light.
Send forth your word Send forth your word Lord,
and let there be light!
*Songwriters: Graham A. Kendrick Shine Jesus Shine lyrics © Make Way Music*