Day 15 Biblical Womanhood " How to Keep Our Way Pure Part 4" Psalm 119:13-16
13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth. 14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. Psalm 119:13-14
A declaration of commitment.
With my lips I have declared All the judgments of Your mouth.
With my lips I have declared all the judgments of Your mouth: The Psalmist understood the importance of not only silently reading or hearing the Word of God, but also in saying it. To declare God's word (all the judgments of Your mouth) with his lips was another part of his relationship with and love for God.
i. We may confidently conclude that there is not enough - never enough - of this among the people of God. God's people should have His word not only in their minds and hearts, but also upon their lips. Saying it is powerful and must not be neglected.
ii. "When we make the Scriptures the subject of our conversation, we glorify God, we edify our neighbors, and we improve ourselves." (Horne)*1
I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches. As much as ever any worldling*2 rejoiced in the increase of his wealth. In the way of God’s commandments I can truly say, Soul, take thy ease;” in true relationship with God through Jesus, there is all riches, the unsearchable riches of Christ.*3 I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways. I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
(Psalms 119:13-16) He looks forward with a holy resolution never to cool in his affection to the word of God; what he does that he will do, 2 Cor. 11:12. Those that have found pleasure in the ways of God are likely to proceed and persevere in them. 1. He will dwell much upon them in his thoughts (Ps. 119:15): I will meditate in thy precepts. He not only discoursed of them to others (many do that only to show their knowledge and authority), but he communed with his own heart about them, and took pains to digest in his own thoughts what he had declared, or had to declare, to others. Note, God’s words ought to be very much the subject of our thoughts. 2. He will have them always in his eye: I will have respect unto thy ways, as the traveller has to his road, which he is in care not to miss and always aims and endeavors to hit. We do not meditate on God’s precepts to good purpose unless we have respect to them as our rule and our good thoughts produce good works and good intentions in them. 3. He will take a constant pleasure in communion with God and obedience to him. It is not for a season that he rejoices in this light, but “I will still, I will for ever, delight myself in thy statutes, not only think of them, but do them with delight,” Ps. 119:16. David took more delight in God’s statutes than in the pleasures of his court or the honors of his camp, more than in his sword or in his harp. When the law is written in the heart duty becomes a delight. 4. He will never forget what he has learned of the things of God: “I will not forget thy word, not only I will not quite forget it, but I will be mindful of it when I have occasion to use it.” Those that meditate in God’s word, and delight in it, are in no great danger of forgetting it.*4 As we can see here if we saturate ourselves with Gods Word, we will be more likely to keep our way pure. Why study so long on keeping our way Pure? I believe that this is key to every other aspect in the Titus passage that we have been studying. So Ladies are you keeping your way Pure?
*1 Guzik *2Worldling definition, a person devoted to the interests and pleasures of this world; a worldly person. *3 *4 Matthew Henry's Commentary