His Face Shining Down

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.

129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
134 Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your precepts.
135 Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees.
136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed. Psalm 119:129-136

Every day we walk with Christ and read the Word of God we could certainly use the illumination by the Holy Spirit.

We of course know the Word of God is powerful, but it is much more so when we ask For God’s help in reading through it to light our way.

Recall Eric Liddell’s words in “Chariots of Fire” regarding his running: “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.”

Feel the pleasure and feel the light as God shines on us when we read the Word of God. Ask Him to make it clear what He wants us to learn every time we sit down to read.

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  1. Mark Luker

    your words make me consider why David danced and played music so much – it really must have made him feel the Lord’s pleasure!

    good words

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