Great peace have those who love your law,
and nothing can make them stumble.
Psalm 119:165 (NIV)
I have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and recently had a 4th heavy fall, this time breaking my collarbone. It has been a painful experience, caused by a stumble when I clipped my foot on the one step leading to our back deck.
So when I saw the word ‘stumble’, it became a personal message for me from the Psalmist. He tells us that great peace is available – reminding me of that perfect peace which Jesus offers those who are His friends. (John 14.27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.)
But with the promise there is a condition: such peace is available for those who love God’s law (or His word). And there is a wonderful consequence for those who do: nothing can make them stumble! That word is a lamp for our feet and a light for our path. And that path leads to perfect peace!
This is the second in the “Read God’s Words” series of blog posts and was submitted by our good friend, David Cohen, Director of Moringa Associates, Inc. in Australia.