Hidden Treasures of the 119th Psalm.
So we are going on a treasure hunt and the gold we are seeking in this treasure hunt is actually the face of God, pure light. So join us taking this deep dive mining with King David in the 119th Psalm. Well in our house building project here in the 119th Psalm and the Bet version today we are going to talk about how this is a fascinating thing once again when it gets to the fourth verse or we get halfway through this section on Bet.
Once again King David levels up and this is really an amazing thing, really is an amazing thing. Verse 12 almost comes along and shocks you as it is so different from the other verses so far in the Psalm. But it makes perfect sense when you realize we are talking about the letter Bet which is this whole section of these eight verses. And here in 12 he pauses to say the Barach, he stops to bless God. And so I don't know if you are aware but it is a beautiful thing that the Jews, they bless God after they eat, they often bless God before they eat, but really they are thanking him for the food and so it is not unusual at all that they would say a blessing, especially on Shabbat and during High Holy Meals, they are going to bless God at the end of the meal, in other words say blessed are thou O Lord, right, because they want God to feel the joy that they are feeling for having experienced such a meal. Well if you think about the previous verse, King David, or the previous three verses really where King David is talking about seeking him with a whole heart and then hiding his word in his heart, in other words David has had a meal here. So he stops to show us that we, and I really have thought about this ever since I realized what he did here, is wow, after we take in a meal of the word, in other words God has given us some wonderful thing that in our mining adventures or whatever that has blessed our soul, wow how cool is it to stop and bless him, like man thank you God. And so here is what David does, he said blessed are thou O Lord, in other words he is pausing here to say that meal, you know those words that I treasured up in my heart, thank you. Like man, it is just an amazing little note that I really love to think about as I come to this particular verse, which is the halfway point, and again in order to level up, you know David realizes this is God, it is going to be God that is going to take him to the next level, so he stops, he blesses God, and then he hits him with a tough question, teach me thy statutes, and as we talked about before the statutes are the high hard ones, right? Those are the ones that really he struggles to know, like the one that he shouldn't have allowed his friend Uzzah to touch the ark that killed him, in other words these are the most difficult commandments, and it is kind of fun to go through the scriptures and pick out statutes and go okay well this one is not making a lot of sense to me, well that is what God, excuse me, that is what David is asking right here, he is saying look, you know since I have been so blessed by all that you have given me, give me more, right? To those who have been given, you know more will be given, and so King David is acknowledging here, wow have I received God, I have hidden up your word in your heart, and now give me the good stuff, give me those statutes that I am really really longing to understand, I am really longing to be able to do, and then he uses the word teach, and that word teach in Hebrew is almost like love, because it is a similar thing that your heart, it loves to learn, and you love to find out about people that you love, and so when he is saying teach me, this is an act of love, in other words, as I am trying to find out more about you God, I am really seeking you with my whole heart, he is coming back in there and saying look I want to love you more, and in order to love you more I need to understand you more and I need to see things the way that you see them like you would, you know on that date we have talked about before right, you are sitting there in the candlelight and you are looking deep into your lover's eyes and you are asking him questions because you want to know him better, you want to get closer to him, you want to join with him, you want to have communion with him, and so when he is saying here teach me your statutes, this is really a love request, this is something that is coming from a deep place, and I think it is absolutely beautiful as we think about it, next time that we get a nugget from God or we get a choice morsel, whatever it is that just wows you, just stop and bless him, and then say teach me more Lord, this is so awesome, and again thank you for mining with me today in the best section of the 119th Psalm.
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