Psalm 119:153-160 “Resh”
David asks for God’s mercy, and reminds God that he has been His faithful servant. David is not perfect, none of us are. But we still through our faith may boldly approach the throne of grace to ask for God’s mercy.
As Paul told Timothy, there is but one mediator between man and God, and that is Christ Jesus. It is He who pleads our cause and redeems us, and God revives us according to His word.
If we do not seek His statutes, if we are not abiding in His word, then we are not His disciples.
God’s mercies are great and tender, and His word is the source of all of our revival.
Repeatedly David comes back in this Psalm to his torment at the hands of his enemies. How comforting it is to have God’s word as a refuge!
The treacherous do indeed disgust us. We see the ungodly and ask, “Why?” We must guard ourselves against pride, but we should also guard ourselves against acceptance of their sin, lest we, as Paul warns us, “not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”
God provides us with revival according to His mercy, and His word is the eternal tool of our revival.
How many times do people reject just one small part of the Bible? How many times do people try to “pit the red words against the black words?” God forbid! The entirety of His word is truth. And every single part of it shall endure forever. Amen!