It was the summer of 2010 when I put my summer reading aside and began an in-depth study of Psalm 119. I studied to know God...love God more.
Out of that study came twenty or so devotions I wrote.
Blue Letter Bible
defines cling or cleave as to
cling, stick, stay close, cleave, keep close, stick to, stick with, follow closely, join to, overtake, catch
Dust bunnies came to mind as I read verse 25. I recently did a thorough cleaning of a bedroom and guess what I found. A monster keeping dust bunnies at bay.
No disrespect meant to the Word of God but it is a picture for me as to what I should be clinging to that gives me life...it isn't dust bunnies but God's testimonies. vss. 25 & 31
- Do I stick, stay close, cleave to the Word of God?
- Do I believe the Word of God gives life? v. 25
A theme throughout Psalm 119 is the seeking of God and His Word in the darkest of nights. Especially in grief, when I cannot climb out of the abyss, will I cling to the promises of God that He is in the abyss with me? v. 28
- Will I choose the way of faithfulness, clinging to the testimonies of God?
- Will I run in the way of God's commandments so I may understand the Truth? 1 Kings 4:29
The way of faithfulness and keeping God's commands is a choice. Today's choice is clinging to the dust where monsters and dust bunnies roam or sticking to the Word of God which gives me life.
Will I cling to God's decrees?