116 Sustain me as You promised, and I will live; do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
117 Sustain me so that I can be sage and be concerned with Your statutes continually.
118 You reject all who stray from Your statutes, for their deceit is a lie.
119 You remove all the wicked on earth as if they were dross; therefore, I love Your decrees.
120 I tremble in awe of You; I fear Your judgments.
In Niger, Africa, the land is dry and dusty. The dust particles are big enough to be seen by the naked eye. Sometimes the dust is so thick that visibility is greatly diminished and planes have to be grounded. Niger is a land in need of water. The people in Niger rely heavily on the Niger river to provide them with water, food, and irrigation. Farmers often grow crops along the banks of the river because it is difficult to grow them elsewhere.
Just as the river helps to sustain life in Niger, God’s word sustains the believer. His word is like a flowing river in a dry, arid land. Diving into the Bible will provide us with the spiritual food that we need to grow. Just as people of Niger recognize the importance of the river, we need to recognize the importance of God’s laws and statues. We need God’s word to sustain us. In fact, we need God as much as we need water to drink or air to breathe. Daily, we must to go to the river of God’s word to drink deeply. It’s hard to run the Christian race in life if we are dehydrated and malnourished. God’s word and His laws provide us with the strength to live our lives and make an impact on the world for Him. Go to His word and drink deeply.
- Praising God with a Thankful Heart (mainwriters.com)
- Turn My Heart Towards You, God (mainwriters.com)
- Psalm 119: Having Faith in God’s Word (mainwriters.com)
- Psalm 119: God’s Word Is a Light for Our Path (mainwriters.com)
- Praying and praising with the psalmists (nelima.wordpress.com)