The Pattern

As we have said, this psalm follows a pattern of the “aleph bet” which is Hebrew for the alphabet. Today’s section is the first of the twenty-two sections written in the Scripture. In the original text, all of these verses would have been written beginning with the letter aleph, the first letter of the twenty-two in the Hebrew. It is a testimony that God is so majestic that every letter should be used to describe Him and our walk with Him.

“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart—they do no wrong but follow his ways.” Psalm 119:1-3

Verse 1 proclaims a blessing on those who are blameless. Have you looked in the mirror lately? I have. And what I see doesn’t put me in that category. What I see staring back at me is a sinner. It isn’t hard for me to accept the Scripture in Romans 3 that says, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23 then describes the result of my sin. It is death. That is what I deserve for going my own way.

Blameless?

Not me. I admit it.

But that verse doesn’t end with death. It goes on to give us some great news, the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus. When I invite Jesus into my life, admit I’m a sinner, and ask Him to save me, He does. His righteousness becomes mine. I become blameless.

So, I can claim these verses in Psalm 119. Blessed are those whose ways are blameless. Not because of me, but because of Him. Amen...what a blessing.

Jesus, I will never be able to thank You enough for coming into my life and proclaiming me blameless.


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