"The unfolding of your words gives light;
it imparts understanding to the simple."
- Psalm 119:130
"Great peace have those who love your law;Observations:
nothing can make them stumble."
- Psalm 119:165
The lover of God's law has great peace. Their peace is not small or brief. The peace that is great is possessed by lover's of God's laws. They hold and own the peace that God's law brings.
If the law serves to show us our sin (Romans 7), then how can it ultimately bring peace?
Absolutely nothing can make this person stumble. They stand secure and firm. How does one love [the] law?
To love something, you must know it. Lovers of God's law know his law. God has given the Law (Sinai) and sent the Son (Bethlehem).
When a person knows and loves the God's law, they will live a more secure life and forces of temptation and challenges will not trip up their step.
If one does not have great peace, they probably do not love God's law; vice versa.
How does the law give great peace? It gives light (Ps. 119:130). The bright path, illuminated by God's law dsplays all the snares and traps laid in every place to catch the lover og God.
Read much of your Bible, because it will give light to your path.
Meditate throughout the day on God's word. Place it as the highest priority item to think about.
Love the laws that brighten my path. Light is of God. Love and praise God for his illuminating law.
Examine where I have peace and fear. Test my love, heart, and affections.
Share what has been brought in the light by God's law with others.
Question for self / accountability: What has God's law shed light on for you during this [time period]?
Father of lights,
illuminate my path by your law and words.
Give my way light from your testimonies,
the Law, the Prophets, the Songs, the Proverbs, the Gospels, the Letters.
Guide my steps,
I am prone to wonder.
The humble will be exalted,
the proud will be brought low.
Show me the snares which Satan lays,
for my entanglement and downfall.
Help me dodge and avoid them,
they long to devour me.
Make known to your Church her corporate sins,
guide us to make war against them.
You are not the deistic Watchmaker,
you are the sovereign I AM.
Christ, you are eternal,
you are King eternal.
Spirit, powerfully move in this city,
dry the wits of the wicked
and then light them ablaze.
Give them life,
discard little dross from Syracuse.
Drive my fear away.
In the name of the Beloved, Jesus Christ. Amen.