Hidden Treasures of the 119th Song. So today we get to do the seventh verse in the Rach section.
How fun is that, digging around in this? Which would be the delight in the fear of the Lord anointing on the letter Rach? And as we talk about the letter Rach, it is the idea of a beginning or a head, like the beginning of a river, the headwaters, so to speak. And so it has a lot to do with choices. And just as this section of the psalm on the Rach started with the idea of consider, because when you're considering something, you're fixing to make a choice. And this has everything to do with the idea of the Rach and everything to do with the idea of a river, which is kind of cool, actually, as I'm delighting in this, that my name is Robert, or Robbie, which begins with a Rach.
And so, you know, it's kind of fun that, you know, it's kind of my namesake to choose things. This one is asking God to consider and I absolutely love this in verse 159. In English, it says, Consider how I love thy precepts. Quicken me, O Lord, according to thy lovingkindness.
And so, oh my goodness, that's just such an amazing thing. And we've talked about these precepts are these meetings. You know, I'm hoping that you have a time that you meet with God on a regular basis. Those are precepts in my view.
Or if you meet at church when you're meeting with other believers, those are precepts. And so if you're like me, you absolutely adore those times where you get to meet with God. And, you know, so it's kind of like, how fun is this? We get to actually ask him to quicken us, to make us be born again.
It's just a really cool thing. And then I love the way he did it with this one, according to, you know, based on the idea of his loving kindness, which in this case, the Hebrew word that's used for loving kindness is hesed. And it's the same word that, you know, surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.
That idea of mercy, of loving kindness that is hesed in Hebrew is an absolutely amazing concept. So, you know, I, if you're like me and you just had a time, you know, today and yesterday that you met with God and every single time you meet in a way, he quickens me with his loving kindness. I'm just telling you, because yesterday, for example, you know, I'm completely transparent. I'd had quite a difficult time. In fact, I had sort of a temper tantrum on Tuesday night here in the station as we were supposed to record a show and we had all these people show up and the engineer got all mad at me that I wasn't even entering the studio. And so we had quite an altercation between me and our chief engineering, which was, you know, clearly not very godly and left me in a very difficult place where, you know, how your mind just runs scripts. Maybe you're not like that, but I do my mind when, when something happens that I think is wrong, you know, I, I, maybe it's Satan talking in my ear. I don't know, but my mind just runs scripts of things that I should have said, things I should say, you know, did they on understanding of this, this anxiousness that goes on that clearly it's not got God involved in it is the matrix in so many different ways. And so, you know, when I woke yesterday morning, I desperately needed a precept. I definitely needed some time to meet with God and, and you know, as, as it turned out, um, he gave me yesterday morning, um, this beautiful word, you know, so I finally got to the point where I could even pray, right. Cause my mind was so upset. I don't know if you're like that, but you know, I, I actually got up at four and I worked where it worked and it was probably by five 30, like an hour and a half of just trying to break through all the clutter of my mind before I could get to a place where I could hear from God.
And he just flipped this word out to me. And honestly, I not many times does God, in fact, I'm not sure he had ever spoken Hebrew to me, but yesterday he did and he just flipped the word kava into my mind. And the idea of kava, um, we studied the cuff and this idea of drawing in closer to God. Well, that the idea of kava is to be gathered.
Um, when God gathered, um, the waters together with the firmament above the heavens and below, that's the original place you see it. But the other place you see kava is he who waits on the Lord will rise up like wings on Eagles. So that idea of drawing into God, um, that we can hear his expression is this very, very much related to this whole idea of loving precepts because when we go, um, into that place of prayer, we very much kava. And so I was just delighting, delighting, delighting after I had that experience yesterday morning and I just thought, oh my goodness, I was dead and all my shenanigans that I was thinking about in my mind and he flips a word and just totally changes my day. And I hope you've had lots of days like that, you know, and you can relate to what I'm talking about, but this, this verse has everything to me to do with an anointing of the race of when you choose to go into those precepts, right? Then you have the opportunity, right? As, as the head, you're making a choice and there, um, to go into those precepts, then you're putting yourself in a position from my perspective to be quickened in his loving kindness, right? And you might even imagine that, you know, my, my, uh, thoughts towards my engineer or our engineer here at the time, all these things are much more loving and kind as a result of his loving kindness. Like, oh my goodness, do we need to choose this? We need to choose God in order to find that. Thanks for listening.
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