Synopsis Psalms 119:73-103 2/15/2022
The psalm writer reflected on the experience of his life. He noted how people who feared God were happy to see him. They were encouraged by his hopeful anticipation.
This same author lamented that his enemies had almost ended his earthly life. Even so, he had not forsaken God’s law. He figured that he probably would have died except that the joy of God’s word preserved him.
In this way, he noticed that there was something special about God’s law. Although he had experienced many glorious things in his life, God’s law was unlike any of these. The more that he reflected on God’s wisdom, the deeper and richer it became. In this way, the psalmist recognized that God’s wisdom was a limitless resource.
When I think about the resources available to me, I tend to think in terms of money. Alternatively, sometimes I think in terms of time. Or, other times I think in terms of relationships and support.
Of course, all these forms of resources have one thing in common. They are all limited and finite.
And so, God’s wisdom is distinct from every other resource I might encounter because I never fully comprehend it. No matter how deeply I enter into it, my experience of wisdom is that it only grows deeper and more expansive. I know, at least in this life, that I will never exhaust it.
“Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14