This Sunday's message: The Song of Zechariah

March 29

Today's reading: Psalm 119:1-176

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible with 176 verses. It has a similar length to some of the Bible's shorter books like Philippians, James, or Ruth!  So for this week, I'd suggest that you don't sweat it if it takes two or three days to read this chapter and you need to use the weekend to catch up on the rest of this week's readings.

The structure of Psalm 119 is comprised of 22 stanzas, each starting with a different letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Each stanza has 8 verses with two lines each. Many of the verses mention God’s Word in one line, and then in the second line connect it to God’s revelation. Other words used to describe God’s revelation are: law, testimonies, precepts, statutes, commandments, word, and rules.

When you read this Psalm you can't help but see how much the Psalmist delighted in and loved God's Word. Do you genuinely delight in the Bible like that? Or do you you read it more out of a sense of obligation or duty? One of the best ways I can think of to grow in your love for God's Word would be to take one stanza of this Psalm and pray it to God before you read the Bible each day for the next 22 days. I am confident that God will answer those prayers!
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