A Simple Truth

This psalm is an acrostic poem. Each stanza begins with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

137 You are righteous, Lord, and your laws are right.
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139 My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
141 Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.
144 Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live. Psalm 119:137-144

The Bible is one of the most examined book in the world, from a seeker’s view point as well as a skeptic’s. It has stood the test of time amid critics and scholars from around the world. Many of these scholars even turn to Christ after careful examination because the Bible has stood up to intense scrutiny.

The Bible, however, can be understood by little children and the elderly. In fact, that one famous children’s song tells us the truth so succinctly:

Jesus loves me This I know
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me.
The Bible tells me so.

That song, sung in the right circumstances, can melt the hardest of hearts.

Sometimes the simple truth of the Gospel is all it takes.

One response to “A Simple Truth”

  1. amen! It is possible that in this world we live in today, the most simple things can be missed….

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