PSALM 119 MEDITATION: WEEK EIGHT The LORD is my portion
WEEK: I II III IV V VI VII
August 3: All--The overall tone of this section of the psalm is a description of a love-relationship with One who is absolutely in charge. This is a tough concept for me/us. The US culture of which I am a part has difficulty with love-relationship between superiors and inferiors. Human nature justifies this--power is too often abused--but our cultural difficult may well skew a proper understanding of our love-relationship with God.
August 2: Verse 63--It seems that being the companion of precept-keepers is an important part of the psalmist's God-following. What are the relative places of believing and non-believing friends?
August 1: Verses 59 and 60--When the psalmist thinks on his own ways he finds them insufficient, so he turns to God's ways and hurries to keep them.
July 31: Verses 57 and 64--The section begins with a praise of Yahweh as the psalmist's portion and ends with a declaration that the earth is filled with Yahweh's steadfast love.
July 30: Verses 58 and 64--There are only two verbs relating directly to God's action. In verse 58, asks God to be gracious andin verse 64 he asks God to teach him.
July 29: All verses--This section of the psalm focuses on the psalmist's response and intentions.
July 28: Verse 57--"The LORD is my portion..." Nothing else will do.
All verses are quoted from the ESV.