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Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm of all, only 176 verses. However, the beauty of this passage, as is the case of the Law, is not in its keeping but in its meditation.

What would happen, if we took the Law (Old and New) and read it, dwelt in it, meditated on it, memorized it and let God work through it. What if instead of reading it proof texting it, guilting with it and judging with it we were to use it as a tool for transformation, trusting that in it God’s mercy has been revealed and that in it Christ, reveals its power by epitomizing it in death, burial and resurrection for us.

Perhaps, this wise guy is mistaken but something tells me that if we were to dwell in Spirit breathed Word of God for our own internal well being and informing that we would find its redemptive power at work in us. Is this an oversimplification, I don’t know but when was the last time you picked up God’s Word to listen for his whispering voice as it claims your heart. I know as a preacher and teacher, all too often, I come to the text looking for a Word for the body, perhaps, I should listen more for my own soul, heart, mind and body.

God help us (especially me) to listen! (more…)