Praising for the Word
Verse 172 May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
We reach the end of our study of abiding in the Word and it is important that we remember that it isn't just for your reading pleasure.
The psalmist ends this long song about the Word with words of praise. He had written of many attributes of the law of God and once again points out the truth of it. He sees the truth something to be celebrated and knows that it is God that deserves the praise.
This special psalm has pointed out so many wonderful truths about the Word and how important God's law is to our lives, both the temporal earthly life and the spiritual eternal life. Given its pattern this psalm may have been written as a teaching tool or maybe just as a catchy way to remember the truths it lists. Even after all these years this psalm still teaches and helps us remember such things as His Word as a light to guide us or as a tool to be memorized so we can keep from sinning.
God's Word holds so many truths and lessons that we need to learn so that we can live an eternal abiding life. But as is with any tool in life, it is useless until it is picked up and applied. After all abiding isn't about merely know the Vine exists, it is attaching to the Vine and soaking up the nourishment it provides. It means using what is given to flourish for the glory of the Vine and the Vinedresser.
Making It Personal
How has the Word changed your life? How often do you seek out the truths of the Word? What can you praise God about today regarding His Word?
Making It Personal Kids
How about singing a song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahHWtvOmt2E
Father, we thank You for the Word. We praise You for the way You use it to transform our lives. Give us a ever increasing love of Your Word. In Jesus' name we ask, amen.