Psalm 119:41-88

Today read Psalm 119:41-88.

Psalm 119 is the longest (by far) chapter in the Bible. It is also unusual because the entire thing is one massive love-poem to God’s law.

Many people think of laws as restrictive and oppressive. Human laws certainly can be. Our sin natures within certainly view God’s laws that way as well. The Psalmist, however, felt differently. In verse 45 he wrote, “I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.” God’s law–because of God’s spirit within him–made him free to become a holy man rather than enslaved by the sinful passions which reside in all of us.

Can you look at God’s word that way? Instead of seeing it as something that binds you and restricts your freedom, can you believe by faith that obedience to it, by the grace of God, will help you evade the consequences of sin and keep you from being enslaved?