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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Can’t Resist

Psalm 119 struck again.  It has been a long day.  I was going to skip tonight but saw some things this morning in Psalm 119:153 – 160, Resh.
Can’t Resist
Look at this:
Verse Action Means
154 Revive me According to Your Word
156 Revive me According to Your Ordinances
159 Revive me According to Your lovingkindness
The parallel repetition is a device in Hebrew poetry.  It is emphasis and is telling us one of the reasons the Word and the Ordinances revive.  They reflect, are based on, the character of God, in part, His lovingkindness.  Peter picks this theme up in 2 Peter 1:3 – 4, the promises of God are based on the glory and excellence of God, His character and nature.  Through trusting, having faith in, those promises we become partakers of the divine nature.

Why?  Because we are basing our life on some aspect of God’s identity.  We are trusting in who He is.

There is much more here, just in this Resh octet, but that is enough for now.

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