Commandments 18

This post is Day 18 in a series of studies about “Commandments”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Commandments – Day 18

Psalms 119:4

You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.

The Thought

This psalm is the longest in our Bibles. It was written by Asaph, who wrote several of the other Biblical psalms. He was a descendant of Levi, the son of Jacob and Leah. Levi was the fourth of the original twelve sons of Jacob, who was renamed Israel much later on in life.

This Asaph was a leader of the choir, and he wrote several of the psalms. Many of which are sung regularly in some form or another in all types of Christian churches today. One of the well known passages which is appropriate to our study this month is Psalm 119:9-11.

How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to Your word.
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from Your commands.
I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You

Many of us would not have done some of the things we have done in the past if we had hidden His word in our hearts.

Something which I find fascinating in this psalm is that it is an acrostic poem That means that each stanza (group of verses) begins with the successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. And the verses of each stanza begin with that same letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It takes some skill, or maybe some divine inspiration, to write poetry like that!


Read more of this psalm today and be blessed, not just by its format, but by the good teaching it contains.

Pray for the young people you know, that each one would stay on the path of purity and live their daily lives according to God’s word.

Pray for any older people you know who need to turn to The Lord, or to turn back to The Lord. It is never too late.

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