Posted on January 14, 2021 inDaily Devotionals, JANUARY

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 14, 2021 | LESSONS FROM PSALMS | For I am become like a bottle in the smoke

For I am become like a bottle [ Though I am like a wineskin ] in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes and decrees. - Psalms 119:83

For I am become like a bottle [ Though I am like a wineskin ] in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes and decrees. – Psalms 119:83

For I am become like a bottle [ Though I am like a wineskin ] in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. – Psalms 119:83

Dearly beloved brethren, persecutions ,trials and afflictions suffered by Bible believing believers are in deed painful .

The joy believers have are the rewards awaiting them after the cruel trials.

This was the focus of our Master and Lord, that helped Him to overcome. See these two passages.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Phi 2:5 — Phi 2:11 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
For I am become like a bottle [ Though I am like a wineskin ] in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. – Psalms 119:83

Beloved it was because of this, that , the blessed Holy Spirit exhorts believers of all ages and you in particular, to persevere in your trials, as permitted by your loving Father in heaven.

1 Peter 1:7-8 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

Because our Lord was victorious over His entire difficulties, He left example for you to follow His step and be victorious too. This shall help you to receive great rewards too.

1 Peter 2:21-23 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
For I am become like a bottle [ Though I am like a wineskin ] in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. – Psalms 119:83

Beloved see what the scriptures says about believers challenges.

2 Corinthians 4:16,-18 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Hebrews 10:32-33 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 10:33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.

This was exactly the position of king David. His afflictions and trials have gotten to the climax. But he held on to God’s words and persevered. See it yourself.

For I am become like a bottle [ Though I am like a wineskin ] in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. – Psalms 119:83
Psalms 119:23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
Psalms 119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
Psalms 119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

See the passage in other Bible versions.

NLT
Psalms 119:83 I am shriveled like a wineskin in the smoke, but I have not forgotten to obey your decrees.

AMP BIBLE
Psalm 119:83 For I have become like a bottle [a wineskin blackened and shriveled] in the smoke [in which it hangs], yet do I not forget Your statutes.

See it amplified.

For I am become like a bottle in the smoke. Keble’s paraphrase brings out the true sense— “As wine-skin in the smoke, My heart is sere and dried” Wine-skins were smoked to toughen and harden them. Yet do I not forget thy statutes. The severity of the discipline does not alienate me from thee, or cause me to depart from thy Law .

For I am become like a bottle [ Though I am like a wineskin ] in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. – Psalms 119:83

Beloved brethren, please persevere in your present travails like our Lord Jesus Christ, king David and saints of old.

Then your reward in heaven shall suffice for the permitted trials you shall go through. The good Lord shall help you in particular in Jesus name.

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

For I am become like a bottle [ Though I am like a wineskin ] in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes. – Psalms 119:83

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