Posted on January 22, 2021 inDaily Devotionals, JANUARY

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 23, 2021 | LESSONS FROM PSALMS | Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

Unless thy law [ instruction, commandment and decree ] had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. - Psalms 119:92

Unless thy law [ instruction, commandment and decree ] had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. – Psalms 119:92

Unless thy law [ instruction, commandment and decree ] had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. – Psalms 119:92

Dearly beloved brethren, the. only one thing, that, kept the saints of old and believers in Bible days in their afflictions for the cause of God, was their deep and inexplainable love for God, for Jesus and the eternal, unchanging, unfailing words of God in the Bible.

See the following scriptures.

John 6:66-69 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 6:67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 6:69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 8:36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 8:38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 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 11:35-37 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Unless thy law [ instruction, commandment and decree ] had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. – Psalms 119:92

Our ever loving Lord has informed Bible believing believers of all ages and you in particular, that, this shall be your lots for His sake.

Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
John 17:14-15 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
Philippians 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
Unless thy law [ instruction, commandment and decree ] had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. – Psalms 119:92

Beloved, when you see anyone who profess religion, departing from the faith, because of challenges, that the Bible refers to as common temptation and light afflictions.

It is because such people do not have enough love for God and Christ and His all sufficient unfailing eternal words in the Bible.

It was this inexplainable love for God and His words that are settled in heaven forever, that, king David said, enabled and empowered him to persevere in his difficult challenges. See it yourself.

Unless thy law [ instruction, commandment and decree ] had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. – Psalms 119:92

See this scripture in other Bible versions.

NLT
Psalms 119:92 If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery.

AMP BIBLE
Psalm 119:92 Unless Your law had been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.

See the same scripture amplified.

Unless thy Law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction Only a real love of God’s commandments can sustain men under severe affliction.

The scriptures affirmed over and over about king David’s delight in the word of God. See some of them.

Psalms 119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
Psalms 119:24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.
Psalms 119:35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
Psalms 119:47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
Psalms 119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
Psalms 119:77 Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.

Dearly beloved brethren, your own love and allegiance shall also be proved, by the light afflictions, God is going to permit or has already permitted in your life.

The good Lord shall help you like, He did for king David and believers in Bible days in Jesus mighty name.

Your love for Him and His unfailing words shall empower you to persevere and be triumphant in Jesus mighty name.

Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Unless thy law [ instruction, commandment and decree ] had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. – Psalms 119:92

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