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Boundless Law

Psalm 119:89-96

Verses 95-96 The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder Your statutes. To all perfection I see a limit, but Your commands are boundless.

Yesterday we talked about Jesus being the fulfillment of the law but knowing that doesn’t keep the wicked from coming after the psalmist. It won’t keep them from coming for us either.

The image the song writer starts out with in today’s verses show how he felt the wicked were lurking behind each corner waiting to pounce. While they weren’t literally hiding in the shadows, he knew they were looking to cause him issues. We may find the same to be true in our lives. There are those who are waiting for us to stumble in our walk so that they can jump up and point out that we aren’t as good as we think we are.

The enemy is behind this because he sees our love of the law as a threat. When we live according to the law we are revealing the righteousness of Christ and that sets him on edge. This understanding often leads people to talk about being ready to stand against attacks and the psalmist saw this being ready as being well-versed and able to understand the law of the Lord. He knew that the only thing that would stand as his defense was the statutes that God had given so many years before. They had stood the test of time and they would stand the tests of his life.

The psalmist not only pondered the laws of God, he saw their perfection. Their perfection have no limit and that is something we must remember as we are dealing with those who are seeking to destroy us and our faith. We can easily fall into the trap of limiting the laws to human limitations. The Lord lived His life to remind us that the law is boundless.

Now the law being boundless is not meaning that there are no boundaries to the law. The song-smith was actually again talking about the fact that the law is eternal as we talked about the other day. His rule will not end with this world. This never ending to the law is something to praise Him for as it gives us the hope of living for eternity in a place where His law is in place and righteousness abounds.

Making It Personal

Do you feel like wicked is waiting around every corner to trip you up? Does knowing that the enemy has plans to trip you up give you cause to ponder the law more often? Do you feel you could celebrate the law for eternity?

Making It Personal Kids

Why did it bother people so much that Jesus obeyed the law? Do you like obeying the commandments? What do you think about the law lasting for eternity?

Closing Prayer

Father, thank You for the law. The fact that Your law is eternal shows us Your holiness. Give us a heart to meditate on Your law so that we are as familiar with it as possible, making it dear to our hearts. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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