Psalm 119:11 – Verse of the Day 10/4/14
When someone says that something “speaks to his heart,” what does that mean? Usually it means that something is not merely head knowledge, but it affects the emotions as well. When you believe something in your heart, you can almost feel it, and it changes the way that you live.
This idea is close to the heart of Psalm 119, which is a massive commentary on the blessing and benefit of God’s word. Psalm 119 is a long song with an incredible 22 stanzas, and the stanza from which this verse is taken emphasizes God’s word as the way to purity and a source of rejoicing and delight. Knowing this to be true, the psalmist longs for the word to shape him from the inside out so that he can better remember it and follow it. The joy and delight of God’s purity speaks to his heart, and he longs for it to change the way he lives.
Our God has not hidden himself from us but revealed Himself and His desires to us in His word. Spend a few moments in prayer thanking God for giving us such a gift and asking Him for a heart that longs to know the truth.