Psalm 119 – God’s Treasure Chest of Truth

“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” – Psalm 119:103

This morning my daily Bible reading took me to one of my favorite passages, Psalm 119, a chapter rich with truth, much like a treasure chest full of precious jewels.

Although biblical scholars aren’t certain who wrote Psalm 119, one thing is clear: The author was passionate about God and His Word. Check it out, and you’ll see what I mean.

Verse 24 says, “Your statutes are my delight.”
Verse 97 declares, “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.”
Verse 112 states, “My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.”

The psalmist said that he was consumed with longing for God’s laws at all times. He put his hope in God’s promises (verses 20, 43,44) and was determined to obey His commands.

As I made my way through the 176 verses in this chapter, I kept asking myself, “Do you delight in God’s Word like the psalmist did?”

I want to. I really do. Every time I open up the Bible and read it, my spirit is strengthened. My soul is nourished, and I am filled with joy and peace.

Then something happens. I forget. Forget that the verses in the Bible aren’t merely words but divine spiritual weapons. Forget that they have the power to transform my life and give me victory over sin. Forget that it’s God’s truth that sustains me.

My prayer today is that God will give me an insatiable appetite for His Word. I want to hunger and thirst for the Lord, so that my soul may be satisfied in Him.