Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In the End the Word Will Prevail - Tsadhe - Psalm 119:137-144

Tsadhe (Verses 137-144)

Tsadhe is a symbol of a reaping hook, a sickle, or a fish hook, and it indicates that the harvest is coming.
137 You are righteous, Lord,
     and your laws are right.
138 The statutes you have laid down are righteous;
     they are fully trustworthy.
139 My zeal wears me out,
     for my enemies ignore your words.
140 Your promises have been thoroughly tested,
     and your servant loves them.
141 Though I am lowly and despised,
     I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is everlasting
     and your law is true.
143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,
     but your commands give me delight.
144 Your statutes are always righteous;
     give me understanding that I may live.
Indeed the harvest, or final judgment, is coming. In the end, it will be the Word that still stands. The psalmist says the Word of God is:

1. Right (137)
2. Righteous (138)
3. Fully trustworthy (138)
4. Thoroughly tested (140)
5. Everlasting (142)
6. True (142)
7. Always righteous (144)
Here and now, the “enemies ignore” God’s Word (138), and the psalmist is “lowly and despised” (141). Even though “trouble and distress have come upon” him (143), the psalmist loves and is zealous for God’s Word (140), which gives him great delight (143). In the end, Truth will prevail, and so he asks for even more wisdom and strength (144).

Galyn Wiemers
Generation Word


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