Ps 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible and it’s all about God’s teaching and instructions (His Torah) specifically focused on His commands.
It’s arranged in a very interesting way. The Psalm is divided up into 22 different segments with each segment being 8 verses long. Each segment begins with a different letter from the Hebrew alphabet and it goes in order.
For example, if it were originally written in English the 1st segment would start with a word that begins with the letter “A” then 8 verses. The second section would begin with a “B” word and so on all the way through “Z.”
This does two things. Practically speaking, in the Hebrew it would help you to memorize the Psalm. Just work your way through the alphabet to help you remember what comes next.
Literally this also gives a picture of the fullness of God’s Word and its all encompassing wisdom. You could say that God’s Torah covers everything from A to Z. There is nothing outside of its boundaries. For every issue of life, any problem or decision that can come your way God’s Word has the answer. This book is all you need to walk the trials and temptations of life.
Read it, get to know it, meditate on it, memorize it, and pray it.
But, remember that we don’t seek to know God’s Word simply for its own sake. Or even to simply gain wisdom. Yes, wisdom is a good thing to have. May we all be blessed with wisdom! But the foremost reason we are to love the Word of God is bc it reveals to us the God we love. This amazing God who created the heavens and the earth out of nothing. This infinite God who personally and specifically knit us together in our mother’s womb. This wonderful God who did everything possible for us to be in Covenant with Him
Yes, as we come before the King we need to acknowledge He is Master and lay ourselves down, giving Him all of us, our hands, our feet, our mouths, our minds…
But, how can we lay it all down before a God we don’t know?
How can we promise to give Him our all if we don’t know what He expects of us?
Loving God means knowing His Word bc it reveals God to us. So, believer, may you delight in the Torah of the Lord and in its pages may you see your God and may you gain wisdom as you are conformed to the image of the Son.