Friday – July 14, 2023

1 Kings 17-18; Psalm 119; Jude

The most common known facts about Psalm 119 is it is the longest chapter in the Bible, and it is the center of the Bible.

What may not be as well known is there are 176 verses in Psalm 119.  There are only 2 that do not make mention of “God’s Word”, “God’s statues”, “God’s law”, God’s precepts” , or His commands.

Though the name of the writer of this Psalm isn’t absolutely clear, what is clear is that this writer knows, and understands the importance of God’s law for us.

This chapter was written with each section beginning with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet.  Memorizing verses was important then because copies of the scripture were not always as handy as they are today.

“Hebrew children in learning their alphabet were required to memorize this one-hundred-and-nineteenth psalm. It would probably be a little easier for them to memorize it because of the fact of it being an acrostic. Because of the A’s and the B’s and the C’s.”.

While it’s true, we have so many ways to access the Word these days,  it isn’t always convenient to whip out the book, or even look it up on our phone when we  have questions.

Verse 11 tells us to hide, or keep God’s Word in our heart.  1.  It’s a deterrent against sin.  2. We are ready with answers that others may have.

Memorizing verses isn’t the entire answer.  We must strive to live those words.  Memorizing verses is like mixing the cake batter but never putting it in the oven. It’s only half of the process.

My prayer for us today is that we not only KNOW God’s word, but we meditate on it.  Drink it all in.  See the words with, not only our eyes, but with our hearts. And then live God’s Word.


  1. Jean Roberts says: