Gospel Gazette Online
Volume 20 Number 3 March 2018
Page 8

Priscilla's Page Editor's Note

The Immeasurable
Treasure of Psalm 119

Marilyn LaStrape

Marilyn LaStrapeWhen I became a writer for Gospel Gazette in 2003, I had occasion to reference Psalm 119 in some depth for the ladies’ class I was teaching. During that time, I was and continue to stand in awe of the divine riches revealed in that Psalm. Every letter and syllable disclose the endless value, scope and focus of the Word of God.

“The scriptures are shallow enough for a babe to come and drink without fear of drowning and deep enough for theologians to swim without ever reaching the bottom.” This is a quote from Jerome of Stridonium in All Christians Are Leaders! by Charles B. Hodge, Jr. (page 15).

There are eleven words used in Psalm 119 to describe the infallible Word of God that we need to understand as we strive to gain spiritual knowledge, wisdom, understanding and discernment. Ten of these eleven comprehensive words employed to describe God’s Word are in Studies in Psalms by Robert R. Taylor, Jr. (pages 72-74). These terms are:

We live in a cursed and fallen world that is drunk on sin! It is of the greatest comfort to have the blessed assurance that God’s Word is true, unswerving, unchangeable and forever. It was a fact before we got here, it’s a fact now, and it will be a fact when we are dead and gone. It will be a fact when this world will be on fire! Why is that? God’s Word solemnly declares that fact in just two of the numerous passages asserting His ultimate control over all.

“Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it” (Deuteronomy 10:14). “I know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world is Mine, and all its fullness” (Psalm 50:12-13). We don’t tell God; He tells us through His Word, the Bible.

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