>Psalm 119:113-120

In Psalms, Theology on November 20, 2007 by mstevensrev

>113 I hate the double-minded, but I love your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
115 Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God.
116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
117 Hold me up, that I may be safe and have regard for your statutes continually!
118 You spurn all who go astray from your statutes, for their cunning is in vain.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross, therefore I love your testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments.

God’s word is very important. The love of those who follow him. If you meet someone who claims to be a Christian, but doesn’t believe or know the Word, they probably are not a Christian. How could you claim to be modeling your life and never read that which you are to be modeling you life after? And if you do believe you won’t regret it. A hiding place and a shield.

Then there is the other side. Fear. I think of the line from Death Cab for Cutie, “She said that fear is the beginning of love, and I never went back.” Whether you like it or not fear of God is essential to knowing God. It is like standing before a strong storm, or a huge mountain. The power of it sends chils up your spine, now imagine it is personal.


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