Having been in Psalm 119 for some time we know a few things: The psalm is divided in sections of eight verses, each starting with the same letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Ninety-nine percent of the verses have a direct reference to the Bible. The word “your” is used very often, showing us the Bible is what God says to us. We have also word “you” which shows us that the author is talking to God (i.e. praying). The other word we see are the words “I,” “me” and “my,” which means it is a book meant for … me. In the section called “Mem,” we see the Bible is helpful for getting something very useful: wisdom. That will be our particular motivation for what we need to learn: Just read it!
An exposition of Psalm 119 by the elders of Brackenhurst Baptist Church.
“O LORD, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.” (Psalm 140:7)
“There is no doubt that God’s saving power is our only defense against the enemy of our souls.” (John Stott)