Psalm 119:97-104 – GO DEEPER!
When people drill wells to find water they often go several hundred feet deep before they find any. Sometimes they are required to go deeper before they find the needed water.
We as Christians have a tremendous source of blessing. It is the Bible. The Bible however runs far deeper than just surface reading. Most Christians stay too near the surface and never learn to go deeper into the word. They drill only a few feet into the word, when, in reality there is much more available if one would just learn to go deeper.
Perhaps the greatest passage that discusses the Word of God is Psalm 119. It is the Psalm of “The Book.” Almost every one of its 176 verses refers to the Bible in some way.
Psalm 119:97-104 seems to be inviting us to go deeper into the Word of God, so that we will not be just receiving surface blessing. As we go deeper, we will discover great blessings hidden below the surface.
THE WAY OF THE WORD Vs. 97
When we go the way of the Word, we love the Word of God and meditate in it.
When we love something or someone:
We can’t get enough of that person of thing.
We can’t talk enough about that person or thing.
We can’t think enough about that person or thing.
When we love the Word of God:
We can’t get enough of the Word of God.
We can’t talk enough about the Word of God.
We can’t think enough about the Word of God.
Remember that our love of the Word is really a reflection of how much we love the author of the Word. For thoughts on meditation see Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:2-3, Psalm 119:11, and Jeremiah 15:16.
THE WISDOM FROM THE WORD Vss. 98-100
The wisdom I receive from God’s Word makes me:
Wiser than my enemies – Vs. 98
Wiser than my teachers – Vs. 99
Wiser than the ancients – Vs. 100
THE WALK IN THE WORD Vss. 101-104
Psalm 119:1 tells me to walk in the law of the Lord.
A walk in the law of the Lord is Selective – Vs. 101
A walk in the law of the Lord is Steady – Vs 102
A walk in the law of the Lord is Sweet – Vs. 103
A walk in the law of the Lord is Solid – Vs. 104