YODH - Psalm 119: 73-80
The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119. If you turn to Psalm 119 in your Bible you will notice that there is a strange word every 8 verses. These "strange" words are the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. David wrote this chapter in an acrostic pattern and every letter of the alphabet is followed by 8 verses. It is a chapter full of praise and worship. I thought it would be fun to study Psalm 119 by summarizing each alphabetic section in an acrostic format.
I did not know anything about the Hebrew language, so I did a little research. The Hebrew language is written from the right to the left - opposite of the English language. There are 22 letters to the Hebrew alphabet. Today we continue studying with the tenth letter YODH.
I am also NOT a poet, so I had to research what an acrostic pattern meant.
An Acrostic Poem - is a poem where certain letters in each line spell out a word or phrase.
YODH - Your hands made me and formed me, when I'm afflicted you help and comfort me.
The breakdown of these featured verses is simple:
God personally made each one of us and therefore will take care of us.
Let's flip forward a few chapters in the book of Psalm to chapter 139 verses 13-16:
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In these few verses we see that God gives us:
His UNFAILING LOVE
"..for I have put my HOPE in your word" (verse 74)
Hope will sustain us through the difficult times and lasts into the future (forever). Hope gives us a feeling of trust (in God).
"May your UNFAILING LOVE be my COMFORT, according to your PROMISE to your servant." (verse 76)
I just love the phrase "unfailing love". There isn't any situation, any timeframe or any amount where God's love would fail - UNFAILING means that God's Love will NEVER fail. Since God's love will never fail also means that it is for EVERYONE.
Comfort - the easing or alleviation of a person's feelings of grief or distress.
This means that God's unfailing love will always comfort us - all we have to do is accept it.
God's promise is so wonderful! He has given us grace & mercy through Jesus Christ so that we might have forgiveness of our sins and eternal life with Him!
"Let your COMPASSION come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight" (verse 77)
The definition of compassion - sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
and the definition of delight - great pleasure, happiness, joy, glee, gladness
Let's live our lives filled and overflowing with God's unfailing love!
Previous Psalm 119 posts:
ALEPH - Psalm 119:1-8
BETH - Psalm 119:9-16
GIMEL - Psalm 119:17-24
DALETH - Psalm 119:25-32
HE - Psalm 119:33-40
WAW - Psalm 119:41-48
ZAYIN - Psalm 119:49-56
HETH - Psalm 119:57-64
TETH - Psalm 119:65-72
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