We can have “great peace”

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Psalm 119

161  Princes persecute me without a cause,

But my heart stands in awe of Your word.

162  I rejoice at Your word

As one who finds great treasure.

163  I hate and abhor lying,

But I love Your law.

164  Seven times a day I praise You,

Because of Your righteous judgments.

165  Great peace have those who love Your law,

And nothing causes them to stumble.

166  Lord, I hope for Your salvation,

And I do Your commandments.

167  My soul keeps Your testimonies,

And I love them exceedingly.

168  I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies,

For all my ways are before You.

Many of the sections of this Psalm are focused on God’s actions toward us.  This section is focused on our actions toward God.  Take a look at the actions of the Psalmist.

He stands in awe of God’s word, he rejoices at God’s word, he hates lying but loves God’s law, he praises God seven times a day, he hopes for God’s salvation, he does God’s commands, he keeps God’s testimonies and loves them exceedingly, and he keeps God’s precepts and His testimonies.  All of his ways are before God anyway.

In light of this, look back at verse 165.  When he kept and loved God’s laws, great peace was the result.  How is your peace level?  At what level do you keep what God says and love His law?  If God’s word is a bore to you then your peace level is going to be low. If you only keep the parts you like but not all of God’s word then your peace level may be at half.  But when we love and keep God’s word as best as we can, our peace level is over the top!  He said we can have “great peace.”  Notice that with God’s peace comes greater confidence, that is, we are not easily offended.  In fact, nothing, no circumstance of life, no other person, nothing will cause us to stumble.

Take time today to love God’s law.  Learn how secure you can be in it.  This is a great place to live, in great peace.

My keyboard is not working right so I am going to cut this off short today.  I thank God for Sunday, it was a glorious day with you with Him. 

Have a great day in the Lord,



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