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August 12, 2021 7:30 am
Digging into the 5th verse - These stautes more than we can really grasp - what does that mean?
The treasurers of the hundred and 19 so we are going on a treasure hunt and the gold we are seeking in this treasure hunt is actually the phrase of God like join us taking this deep dive mining with David in the hundred and 19 again with me. I'm having a get to move on to five of Psalm 119 and it reads. Oh that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes. That's the way it is translated in the King James version and as we talk right on the last episode lately.
King David was leveling up when he shifted that fourth verse up. The first three weren't all about being blessed and about being happy but then as he talked about could him this idea of a precept, something that he could do with all his might, with all his strength like love God or love his children.
These kind of things you could see he was leveling up, and as his heart was in this place.
I think you could see with me that it would leave him right to where he went here in the next verse, which is he just starts out with all that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes now is you might remember when we studied these words that are repeated time and again in Psalms 119. This has this this particular type of commandment that he's describing here, which is called the statute or what I described as the high hard ones. In other words, the ones it really hard to understand that the message that the meaning of it is hidden, yet you know that God is telling you to do it and so here he's asking for what we see is something that his heart really really really long force being able to keep these things that he really doesn't fully grasp that he fully does not understand. And these are things are really almost too wonderful for us to understand so he has gone from the point of leveling up to really try to level up to be able to keep these headstock which, when we look at that word in Hebrew as we mentioned, women are doing the words. It has to do with life and it has to do with strength in that this happened that this letter begins with is the letter for life. It is also the letter for marriage, but that is also being sort of married to the second letter which is this which it is like hidden sparks is really what the letter means and end the idea of actually God's glory is inside of their and it's actually the very holy of holies like. I'm sure it is to you like it is. To me it's a mystery why did Moses need to take off his sandals when he was standing there on the holy ground. Was it so that his feet would become more holy by being attached to the ground or was it that is somehow or another. His shoes would somehow defile the holiness of the ground. It's hard to understand, yet Moses did it because it was you know one of these very holy things to do and so here in a David clearly didn't understand you know when they were going to move the ark how that needed to be done. How they needed to handle it and he and his friend on the getting killed over it and so here David's heart is longing to not just keep these kind of commandments, but that his ways were directed that that he would have extra help.
Speak extra guidance and you know is I think about how he is trying to level up now is loving God with all his heart, with all his soul. All his strength and now if I just be able to keep these things I really don't know how to keep. I don't even know for sure what they are or how that should be done exactly like hearing the ark of the covenant by me.
Just think of the mystery of being aptly carried God, I don't, you know, I know how that works.
And certainly the Philistines went awry. By doing that as you might remember all the curses they got. So the point of this is there are things that are so holy.
We just truly do not understand and like God's glory. We want to see more and more liberal. We don't necessarily know why he hides his face from us so you know with the psalmist. I wonder if we can teach our children and teach ourselves in next generations is all that our ways would be directed to keep thy statutes really difficult commandments that we really don't understand. I this verse the more I have processed it actually come to love it. Enjoy so much. When I'm reading through these verses hundred 19 Psalm