Psalm 119 is not only the longest psalm but also the longest chapter in the Bible. Throughout the psalm the Psalmist elevates the Word of God.
The Psalmist obviously loves the Word, “For Your law is my delight.” And he desires obedience to the Word, “Oh, that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes!”
The Psalmist describes his life which is lead by the Word:
-“I will run the course of Your commandments”
-“Make me walk in the path of Your commandments”
-“I have restrained my feet from every evil way that I may keep Your word”
-“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”
-“Direct my steps by Your word”
The life of a Christian is an active life. Later Paul will speak of living as if you are a runner in a race. ”Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” (1 Cor 9:24-27)
For the Christian, the final reward for this race is an eternity with Jesus Christ. The Psalmist says the key to running this race well is having all of your steps guided by the Word of God so that at the end of the race, when we come face to face with Jesus, we will hear “…well done, good and faithful servant…” (Matthew 25:21)
Let’s keeping reading 📖 and running 🏃🏽♀️!