This is the Truth Network. Hidden Treasures of the 119th Psalm. Okay, we're going to dig into some knowledge today when it comes to the letter Pe as we're in the fifth verse of the 119 Psalms Pe section. Which the Pe has to do, we've talked about the presence of God, God's face, or it may be anybody's presence, actually. But in this case, we're usually speaking about God's presence. And so, you know, what's some knowledge that we need to understand about God's presence. And one of the cool things here is we can see that the knowledge is found in his word. So if we look at verse 133, in English, it says, order my steps in thy word, and let not any in a equity have dominion over me.
And so, you know, wow, this isn't some knowledge that we need to understand. It's really a cool, again, he always plays with words in such a really, really neat way. And he, he does them as has to do with the letter Pe. So the word steps is the way that the verse actually starts in Hebrew. And that word steps has to do with times like, you know, how many times you did this, and how many times you do that. And so, if you're like me, you know, how many times a day do you get into the word? Or how many times a week?
You know, I hope it's how many times a day. But it's pretty cool that he's, he's asking God to order these times that he spends in thy word. And the reason is, is that when you look at the word order, that has to do with sort of establishing it really, based on the letters that are in there, it has an idea of planting. And here's where the word play really comes in from my standpoint, is the word order is the way it's lined up, almost spelled identical to the word iniquity.
It's just that the two words have a different beginning letter. And the idea of order is, is that of the desire for God's word versus the desire for essentially evil. And both of those words, both are getting planted. And so the idea is, if I'm not planting, if I've got times during the day where I'm planting, you know, good words in my heart, if I'm not looking for life there, then unfortunately, life will find a way of planting iniquity in our hearts.
You don't have to listen to the news very long. You know, we're planting the good seeds so the weeds don't take over essentially, is what the knowledge is here. If we get this knowledge of God, then we don't have to seek other knowledge.
And that's, you know, the beauty of, of that. But unfortunately, even that knowledge, if it's gone about the world, it's gone about the world. The wrong way can lead to trouble, as we see from the Pharisees and Sadducees that if we eat too much from the tree of knowledge, you know, knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
So that's always an interesting challenge. And so when I looked at this verse, I thought about my own heart and my own searches for knowledge. Because, as we've talked about before, you know, when I was a young man in my early 20s, you know, I got involved in the Church of Scientology, my heart was looking for knowledge. Well, I don't know if you knew this, but the word Scientology itself means, you know, it's Greek for the study of knowledge.
And they are all about the study of knowledge. And I don't know how much you know about Scientology, but I'll just give you a little bit of understanding about it. Is Scientology has everything to do with an iniquity because there's all sorts of levels and there's all sorts of authority figures. In other words, you have to go through all these steps in order to get more knowledge or to be considered more above your fellow Scientologists is how much experience you have, how much training you have. You know, there's all these levels.
You might have heard of clear. Well, there's other levels above that. There's eight levels of OT. In other words, when Ron Hubbard saw this, he used worldly degrees of iniquity so that people could all measure themselves against themselves to figure out who's better than everybody else. But the idea is my heart needed knowledge. And so I thought, well, I need to learn more about Scientology, the study of knowledge.
They study Eastern religions and all sorts of other things in order to give you all these levels of higher, you know, whatever you want to call it, consciousness. Okay. And the problem is that obviously they all are taking you away from God. It's just it's just weeds that are growing in your mind.
Right. And so we hear the psalmist is dead. So he's giving us the kind of knowledge that we need, which is to ask God to order our steps, our times in the word. And I actually, you know, ask God every time as I dig into the word. Where do you want me to go? What do you want me to study today? Even this morning, even these verses and and constantly as I'm looking at the scripture that I'm looking for, I'm asking God to guide me because he knows what's going to be the seeds that need to get planted.
And those that would end up being in equity. And so it's a beautiful thing that here the psalmist is taking this idea of the pay of God's presence which is clearly in his word and Asking God to order that in a way that the seeds that are right will be established in his heart I mean, it's absolutely an amazing thing and so thankful Really for this understanding of knowledge and and how it could be a trick bag in so many different ways For those of us in the church so that we don't get puffed up But that we we have it with with God's grace and understanding It's it's a beautiful amazing thing and I thank you so much for studying with me and we're asking God You know order our steps and in your word that not any and you put it any iniquity have Dominion over
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