Tuesday November 19
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors. Psalm 119:24
Meditations on Psalm 119 (5)
Over and over again the psalmist speaks of his delight in the Word of God, and therefore this Word is his counselor. If we have to make a decision, if there are questions in our lives, problems when we need counsel, where do we go? Do we ask Mr Google, or do we turn to the Scriptures and say, “Lord, what is the best thing for me to do? I need counsel.” We can buy a lot of books entitled “How to” which explain all kinds of things to us, but let us rather turn to the Scriptures as our counselor.
We may think that all our “modern” problems do not find answers in the Bible—are we so sure? We may not find the words, but if we search the Scriptures we will find the answer we are seeking to modern-day problems as much as in the time when the Bible was written, for this Word is the word of the Holy God. He knew what problems would arise, and He gives the answer in advance. The Bible is not a book where you look in paragraph 32b to get the answer, but we find principles and ways which we can easily apply to our lives in whatever circumstances we may be in.
Here was one who was looking for counsel and so he turned to the Word of God because it was his delight. He said, “I will find the answer, for I have such delight in this Word. I will turn to it to get the answer I need.”
Speak by Thy Spirit, Lord, now unto me,
That He may touch my eyes and make me see;
Show me the truth concealed within Thy Word,
And in Thy Book revealed, I see Thee, Lord.
Mary A. Lathbury