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“THEREFORE I HATE EVERY FALSE WAY”
There are many challenging sayings we read today in the middle of the 176 verses of Psalm 119 that we might miss their value to our minds because of its length. We should ‘lock’ on to them as being invaluable to the attitudes we must develop to help us withstand the ungodly attitudes that daily surround us – on every side.
Can we join the Psalmist in saying the words of v.97? ” Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.” Then in v.103 and 104, ” How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.”
We ponder the way we can see God’s words as “sweet” as they provide us with “understanding” what is true! We know well how some food is sweet in our mouths and is usually a pleasure to eat – but the Psalmist sees God’s words as “sweet” for our minds~ What “taste” does your mind have?
The Psalmist is telling us that God’s words are sweet to his thinking because they lead to wise directions in his actions: their ultimate direction will reach a destination in God’s kingdom with experiences far beyond what he (and ourselves) can presently envisage,.
In v.111/2 – we must judge how what we read here is also true for us!?
In these verses the Psalmist tells the LORD “Your testimonies are my heritage forever, for they are the joy of my heart. I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever …” Then he tells the LORD that “You spurn all who go astray from your statutes … you discard (them) like dross …” [v.118/9] Sadly we have seen all to many who start on the “narrow way” who somehow start to cease to “hate every false way” and become “dross.”
Remember how Jesus told a parable on this! ” “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.” [Matt. 7 v.13] Today we feel that nearly everyone prefers the wide gate! How few even realise there is a ” gate (that) is narrow and the way is hard.” But that is the true way that alone “leads to life” [v.14] Those who follow this way feed their minds on this Psalm and other Scriptures and learn, with all their heart, to “hate every false way” as they enjoy day after day, the sweetness of God’s word.