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This mission of the Word of the LORD is seen throughout the Hebrew Bible.

Psalm 119 is a long Psalm. The fulcrum of this Psalm is also the Word of the LORD.

It appears at crucial places in the Psalm:

Psalm 119:11, “I have stored your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

Psalm 119:38, “Confirm to your servant your Word, that you may be feared.”

Psalm 119:41, “Let you Covenant Love come to me, O LORD; your salvation according to your Word.”

Psalm 119:58, “I sought your face with all my heart, be gracious to me according to your Word.”

Psalm 119:67, “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your Word.”

Psalm 119:76, “May your Covenant Love be my comfort, according to your Word to your servant.”

Psalm 119:82, “My eyes are consumed by your Word; saying, “When will you comfort me?”

Psalm 119:103, “How sweet is your Word to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! “

Psalm 119:133, “Direct my footsteps according to your Word; let no sin rule over me.”

Psalm 119: 140, “Your Word is well tried, and your servant loves it.”

Psalm 119:148, “My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your Word.”

Psalm 119: 154, “Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your Word!”

Psalm 119:158, “I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your Word.”

Psalm 119:162, “I rejoice in your Word like one who finds great spoil.”

Psalm 119: 170, “May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your Word.”

Psalm 119:172, “May my tongue sing of your Word, for all your commands lead to justice.”

 

I invite you to meditate on these words of Psalm 119.

 

In December 2017, I took a journey to the Holy Land to seek to experience what the prophets and poets of the Hebrew Bible experienced as they encountered the Word of the LORD.

I invite you on that journey with me.

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