Psalm 119:92 – “If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.”
By now, we know that David considered God’s law his delight. He has said it numerous times already in this chapter. But now, David reveals new information. He says very clearly that if God’s law had not have been his delight, he would have perished in his affliction. David attributes his very life to the law of God. That is a pretty spectacular statement. Could the same be said of us?
In many ways, those of you who have known Jesus Christ for a long time, may actually say these same words. Maybe you haven’t known Christ for long, but it was being introduced to Jesus that saved you from a long term pattern of sin that would have ultimately ended in your ruin. In fact, anyone of us who is a child of God can echo David’s words, because our ultimate end would have been ruin apart from God’s grace. We need God’s law and His grace.
This is Thanksgiving week in the United States. Take some time between now and Thursday to thank the Lord for His work in your life. He loves you so much. Praise Him for his love.
Thank You for Your love and grace. You are so good and Your love truly does endure forever. Help us to extend Your grace to the world around us.
In Jesus’ name,