Mem is the thirteenth letter and its octet is Psalm 119:97 – 104. There are three verses that stand out to me in this octet. They describe the impact of the Word of God on people, to say that the impact is significant would be a bit of an understatement… The Word lifts David above three groups of people in three significant ways:
|98||Makes one wiser||Enemies|
|99||Gives one more insight||All of one’s teachers|
|100||Gives one more understanding||The aged|
Think of that. Those are three significant groups of people for any of us, enemies, teachers, and the aged. The older that one gets, the wiser one is supposed to become. David is telling us that the Word of God accelerates that process and make us wiser than those who have been around a long time.
If it is your desire to be wise, to learn, and to deal effectively with those who oppose you, David’s suggestion would be to get into the Word.