Life Preserver

Over the next two days we are going to look at the section in Psalm 119 called Resh. The psalmist points out several things that can offer us direction for our lives. “Look on my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law. Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise. Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.”

Psalm 119:153-155

Deliverance came for the psalmist by the law of God.

Isn’t that interesting?

Most people would say that laws inhibit. But God’s law, His Word, gives us freedom as we follow it. God’s laws deliver.

He uses another phrase that we see several times in this whole section. It is preserve my life. It is interesting that this writer asks God to preserve his life.

How often have we prayed that? Maybe in times of real crisis, we’ve cried out to God for His preservation. Often though, what we cry for is His help, His intervention. In these verses, the writer is asking for God to preserve his life according to His promise.

God promises that our lives will be saved if we repent and ask Jesus to be our Savior and Lord.

Heavenly Father, thank You so much for Your Word which gives deliverance and preserves our lives.


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