The important lesson from Psalm 13 is to never forget in your times of darkness what God has revealed in the times of light.
Although Jesus is the Second Person of the Trinity, co-equal, co-eternal and consubstantial with God the Father, he nevertheless entered into humanity for our sakes.
How remarkable that Psalm 119 concludes with a final word of grace, anticipating that day when the Father sends his only Son into the world to rescue the human race who have all strayed like lost sheep. The Christian message should never be reduced to mere obedience to God’s law, though it is never less than that.
If we abide in Jesus Christ, then he has the power, through the Holy Spirit, to daily draw us to himself and to direct our feet, our hands, our hearts, and our minds into the ways of righteousness.
According to the New Testament, the greatest revelation God has given us is not the Bible but Jesus himself.
Sometimes our resolve must go further than resisting cultural accommodation to resisting the church’s unfaithfulness.
The word of God is not merely something tied to some ephemeral, spiritual realm. Rather, its purpose is to transform our daily lives and the ways in which we interact in the real world.
We should remember afresh that God’s word is living and active, and he calls us into his joyous fellowship.
We read Scripture in the presence of the Risen Christ, and the Holy Spirit is the agent who teaches us, instructs us, and enables us to see the truths of God’s word.
Psalm 119 is the grand wisdom psalm of the Bible. With 176 verses, this psalm is to the rest of the psalter what the Grand Canyon is to all other canyons.