There is a great and rich history, accounts of how God has worked in the lives of people. We find this in the ten commandments given to Moses and Gods leading them as a nation. We find it in the healing power Jesus demonstrated as he walked the earth. And today we find it in the new birth and baptism in the Holy Ghost as it was with the first apostles. And I say it is the same word and the same power to save because it is the same fallen world with the same principalities and powers, yet Jesus Christ has taken his rightful place in heaven and has the book in his hand, the judgement of the world. Our cause is in his hands and our eyes are on him, the author and finisher Hebrews 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the originator and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Your Testimonies Are Miracles
In the past, we have seen the miracles that the Lord has performed for his people and so he says in Psalm 119:129 “therefore my soul keeps them” or we might say, I remember your miracles and I tell others what wonders you, the Lord, have performed. But it is not just miracles in the past. The Lord is working in the present, well, for the writer in Psalm 119:130 “The unfolding of your word gives light” which is to say, that the Lord is even now showing the way and we don’t yet know the miracles he is about to perform.
Of Jesus, there are many places like in
Acts 2:22 “Israelite men, listen to these words! Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with deeds of power and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, just as you yourselves know—”
and in the Church at Corinth, in
2 Corinthians 12:12 “Indeed, the signs of an apostle have been done among you with all patient endurance, both signs and wonders and deeds of power”.
and more to come following the heroes of faith in
Hebrews 11:40 “because God had provided something better for us, so that they would not be made perfect without us”.
Your Word Is Very Pure
I Call to You Save Me
Plead My Cause and Redeem Me
Does the Lord see our situation? Of course he does. Does the Lord understand in Psalm 119:153 “my misery” and in Psalm 119:155 “the wicked” and in Psalm 119:157 “my persecutors” and in Psalm 119:158 “the treacherous”? Yes, he knows that “sin entered the world” in
Romans 5:12 “… just as sin entered into the world through one man, and death through sin, so also death spread to all people because all sinned”.
But we can trust that in
Psalm 119:160 “The whole of your word is truth, and your every righteous judgment endures forever”.
and that he will in Psalm 119:159 “according to your loyal love” as it says three times here, in Psalm 119:154, 156, and 159 “preserve my life”.
I Hope for Your Salvation
Let My Soul Live That It May Praise You
My Help is From Yahweh
Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem
What is it that makes you happy? Are you a sports fan that screams with excitement when your team scores? Why would someone find joy, why would someone (David) “rejoice” as it says in
Psalm 122:1 I rejoiced in those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of Yahweh.”
He goes on in Psalm 122:2 ” Our feet are standing within your gates” and in Psalm 122:3 “Jerusalem that is built as a city” and in Psalm 122:4 “the tribes go up” and in Psalm 122:5 “the thrones sit for judgement”. This is the description of a flourishing city living in the fullness of the promise of the Lord. David is rejoicing because the nation, the city, the people are thriving. But even more than that, in this time of peace and prosperity when they can do anything they want and go anywhere they want, their heart is on the Lord as they say “Let us go to the house of Yahweh.”
Now he adds in
Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be at ease.
and in Psalm 122:7-9 “security in your palaces … Peace within you … I will seek your good”.
Be Gracious to Us O Yahweh
- Psalm 119:129–136 Your Testimonies Are Miracles
- Psalm 119:153–160 Plead My Cause and Redeem Me
- Psalm 122:1–9 Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem
- Psalm 119:129–176
- Psalm 121:1-8
- Psalm 122:1-9
- Psalm 123:1-4