Sabbatical 2017

Sabbatical 2017
Parthenon at night

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Canonical Reading Plan for Jul 7, Psa 119

Today’s reading is Psa 119.
Psa 119 - Wisdom (The Psalmist meditates on God's Word).

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. It is a tribute of appreciation for the Law and is written as an acrostic. There are twenty-two stanzas, one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each stanza is made up of eight verses, each of those verses starting with the same Hebrew letter. This was done to make the Psalm easier to memorize and sing.

Reading it in English loses some of that intricate structure. But the integrity of the writing and the awesome and total dedication to His word can be a moving experience.

Reading through the Psalm (it should be done in one reading) the sheer weight of its impact begins the dawn upon the reader. It is a heartfelt gesture of appreciation of God's word and is written to inspire His children to live lives that honor Him and put His character on display.

Find some quiet moments today and try reading this Psalm out loud. Let your heart engage in its beauty and your spirit be ministered to by its truth.  

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