What Does Psalm 119:130 Mean?

The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.

Psalm 119:130(NASB)

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God is the creator of language, architect of thought, and author of speech. He is the originator of words, and through His locution pours forth the eternal wisdom within His heart. And God in His grace has equipped us with His holy Word and filled it to overflowing with light, life, and hope.

The very first Word that was spoken by God at the birth of creation lays a great foundational principle that can be applied to every Word of God, for "the unfolding of His words gives light."

God spoke, and there was light, and that light was the light of men. And through Him all families of the earth will be blessed if they simply trust in Him; the only begotten Son of God, the Word made flesh Who paid the price for the sins of the whole world.

Through poetry, prose, prophecy, and promises, the Word of God was gradually unveiled to the fallen sons of Adam, revealing God’s plan of redemption through the gradual unfolding of His Word of truth. And this Psalm of praise to the God of language is a wonderful, poetic example of the might and magnificence of every word that proceeds from the mouth of God as, verse by verse, it unfolds a treasure-trove of truth that permits us a tiny glimpse into the very heart of God.

The Word of God is indeed a light to our path and the more we seek after the truth of His Word, the more the Lord opens up our understanding. But the words of wisdom that enlighten the teachable child of God conflict with the wisdom of this world. For the ways of the Lord are higher than those of the world and the wisdom in the mind of the Lord seems foolish to those that are wise in their own conceit.

Praise God that it is to the simple that He gives understanding and to the humble in heart that He unfolds His Word.

My Prayer

Loving Father, I thank You for Your wonderful Word of truth that gives me such light, and life, and hope. I thank You for the light You have already shone into my heart, and I pray that I may be increasingly open to all You have chosen to reveal in Your Word. Keep me humble before You, and give me a teachable spirit. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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