If God made me, he knows how I should live

Psalms Bible Background

Old Testament: Psa 119.73–80

To read the Bible in a year, read Psalm 119.49–104 on August 22, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

Do you not think that our bodies are awesome designs? Every time I learn something new about the human body, it leaves me speechless and further persuades me that we are a creation, and that we did not evolve. If that is true, listen to what the psalmist said:

Your hands have made me and fashioned me;
Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.

– Psalm 119.73

See how the psalmist thought? God, you made me and fashioned me. Give me understanding because I know that you made my whole person, not just my body, but my inward nature also. Therefore, give me understanding so that I can do those things for which you created me!

Therefore, it was logical for the psalmist to continue to speak to the Lord of his word:

Those who fear You will be glad when they see me,
Because I have hoped in Your word.

I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are right,
And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.

Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort,
According to Your word to Your servant.

Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live;
For Your law is my delight.

Let the proud be ashamed,
For they treated me wrongfully with falsehood;
But I will meditate on Your precepts.

Let those who fear You turn to me,
Those who know Your testimonies.

Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes,
That I may not be ashamed.

– Psalm 119.74–80

The psalmist knew that he needed God’s word to live. Therefore, he honored the word of God and in so doing, he also honored God his Creator.

Questions:

  • Do you hunger and thirst for the word of God?
  • How do you show it?

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