Read Psalm 119:89-112.
We must be as earnest for the grace of God in us as for the favor of God towards us.
V. IT ENCOURAGES US IN AFFLICTION VERSES 107.
Our greatest need in times of trouble is a closer walk with God, because our afflictions will be a gain to us if they are sanctified and given to make us better.
We have a promise that it will be so, because the David said, “according unto thy word.” Our service of the Lord does not screen us from trial, but rather secures us in it.
VI. IT KEEPS US IN GOD’S TRUTH VERSES 110.
The wicked have laid a snare for me. Spurgeon said, our spiritual life is the scene of constant danger: the believer lives with his life in his hand, and meanwhile all seem plotting to take it from him, by cunning if they cannot by violence. We shall not find it an easy thing to live the life of the faithful. Wicked spirits and wicked men will leave no stone unturned for our destruction. If all other devices fail, and even hidden pits do not succeed, the wicked still persevere in their treacherous endeavours, and, becoming craftier still, they set snares for the victim of their hate.
VII. IT GIVES US REJOICING OF HEART VERSES 111.
One cannot realize the importance of the Word of God in this life outside of a faithful daily walk with God.