Blessed Are Those (II) | Psalm 119:2

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
who seek him with their whole heart,

Psalm 119:2 ESV

Blessed are those who both keep and seek. Both actions are decidedly fixed upon the LORD Himself. His testimonies are what He has testified to us about Himself. He is the God who speaks, who reveals Himself to His creatures. Though incomprehensible, He has condescended to us, communicating in ways that we can understand. The Creator, therefore, is not a mere Watchmaker, setting the gears and leaving the hands to themselves. He is the Potter; we are the clay, certainly. Yet He has also placed the infinite treasure of Himself within jars like us through His indwelling Spirit. It is, therefore, the blessing of the blessed to keep His testimonies, to guard diligently the Word spoken to us.

Indeed, He must be sought through His testimonies. If we are to set the whole of our hearts upon this one goal of seeking the LORD, we must do so by setting His Scriptures constantly before the eyes of our heart. Without His Word to testify about Him, we will construct within our own minds a mentally-graven image of God, a paltry idol of worship rather than the living God. He has spoken to us about Himself; our duty (and delight) is now to hear, to incline our ears and eyes to the wonders of His Word. God Himself is the pearl of infinite price; the Scriptures are the field in which He can be found. The joy of the blessed is to seek Him, for all who seek will find.


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