The Moore American


May 14, 2014

Indulging in Psalm 119

MOORE — Good morning again, Moore American readers. We hope we can offer you a little inspiration again this week as we glean some wonderful lessons from the Holy Scriptures.

One of the great Bible studies we often indulge in is in Psalm 119 where David eulogizes the Word of God. He begins simply: Blessed are those who live pure lives, who follow the Lord’s teachings.

That interpretation reminds us of something you may have never dwelled on before. I think on this every so often and it kind of overwhelms me. What is the greatest joy in the existence of a person? There are many great joys that we enjoy.

As a Christian it would have to be walking out of the water soaking wet (Acts 8:36-38) after having been baptized into Christ (Galatians 3:27), and the remission of your past sins washed away and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).

These are wonderful joys, but there’s still a greater joy, the greatest joy that a person will ever experience. It’s so great that we can barely even imagine it. Jesus shows it to us in simple fashion in one of the great Beatitudes. “Blessed are the pure in heart” He says, “for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). 

That’s our greatest joy: Seeing God. Standing face to face with the Creator (John 1:1-4, 14; 10:30; 1 John 5:7; 1 Timothy 3:16). 

This thought evokes a song written by Jim Hill titled “What A Day That Will Be” with a vivid chorus from Mr. Hill with these words written in 1955:

“What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see,

And I look upon His face, the One who saved me by His grace;

“When he takes me by the hand, and leads me thru the promised land,

“What a day, glorious day that will be.”

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