Posted on March 3, 2021 inDaily Devotionals, March

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | March 3, 2021 | LESSONS FROM PSALMS | I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.

I opened my mouth, and panted [ I pant with expectation and anticipation ]: for I longed for thy commandments. - Psalms 119:131

I opened my mouth, and panted [ I pant with expectation and anticipation ]: for I longed for thy commandments. – Psalms 119:131

I opened my mouth, and panted [ I pant with expectation and anticipation ]: for I longed for thy commandments [ decrees and laws ]. – Psalms 119:131

Dearly beloved brethren, your earthly and eternal wellbeing is a function of what you do with God’s eternal unchanging unfailing words of God in the Bible.

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Because of this, there are numerous exhortations in the Bible, on what Bible believing believers like you should do with it. See some of them.

1. Desire it more than anything else.

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

2. Buy it with the entirety of your strength and don’t sell it.

Proverbs 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

3. Esteem it more than anything else.

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

4. Delight and meditate on it tirelessly.

Psalms 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
I opened my mouth, and panted [ I pant with expectation and anticipation ]: for I longed for thy commandments [ decrees and laws ]. – Psalms 119:131

The reasons for all these remain simple. Your thirst for God can only be fulfilled through panting after the word of God.

Psalms 38:10. My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
Psalms 42:1-2 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. 42:2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

King David had insatiable thirst for God. He discovered the only way to accomplish this noble desire, was to discover and be obedient to the commandments of the Lord. See it yourself.

I opened my mouth, and panted [ I pant with expectation and anticipation ]: for I longed for thy commandments [ decrees and laws ]. – Psalms 119:131

See this same passage in other Bible version.

AMP BIBLE
I opened my mouth and panted [with eager desire], for I longed for Your commandments.

See the same passage amplified.

Here is, 1. The desire David had towards the word of God: I longed for thy commandments. When he was under a forced absence from God’s ordinances he longed to be restored to them again; when he enjoyed ordinances he greedily sucked in the word of God, as new-born babes desire the milk. When Christ is formed in the soul there are gracious longings, unaccountable to one that is a stranger to the work. 2. The degree of that desire appearing in the expressions of it: I opened my mouth and panted, as one overcome with hear, or almost stifled, pants for a mouthful of fresh air. Thus strong, thus earnest, should our desires be towards God and the remembrance of his name,

Beloved, like king David, you also will have desired understanding of the person of God and Christ Jesus, as you delight, meditate and obey the entirety of God’s words in the Bible.

1Ti 4:15. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

The good Lord shall help you in particular to be wise unto salvation in Jesus name.

I opened my mouth, and panted [ I pant with expectation and anticipation ]: for I longed for thy commandments [ decrees and laws ]. – Psalms 119:131

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