Morning devotion: Read Psalm 119
Psalms 119:140 ¶Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
141 ¶I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
Psalm 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
The wonderful word of God, in its purity, is the perfect word which the born-again believer paces his trust.
Without God’s word we would be of all men most miserable. We would be left to our own devices and desires and deeds. Just think about that for a moment. Think about what would happen if every man did that which was right in his own eyes, if every man operated on his own lust and enticements.
All you have to do is go to a city where there are riots today. Watch the true unedited videos; watch the ones that show the entire picture, not just the slant for whatever the news station wants you to see. Then, you will know the reality of the statement, “Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”
Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
However, when you turn to the word of God you will find purity, you will find God’s grace and you will find mercy. In the purity of God’s word, you will find God.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Isaiah 55:6 ¶Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
As I think about the purity of God and His word, about the purity of Jesus and His salvation, I am drawn again to Psalms 19:7 “¶The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.”
Upon contemplation, I find myself like David when he said in this Psalm, Psalms 119:141 ¶I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
I realize how inadequate I am in light of the purity of God’s wonderful word.
Psalm 40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
I realize how much the Lord has done for me to save me from my sins and how often I rejected Him before that salvation was believed.
Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Now, after Jesus saved me, it is simply a matter of trusting in that pure word of God for all my faith and practice.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
What about you, do you see God and the word of God as pure? Or, do you see God and His word as something other than pure?
1 John 1:5 ¶This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
The choice is still yours,