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Because God Made Me

Posted by Emma on May 11, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Filed under:Bible,Christianity,Psalm 119,Studying the Word

“Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.” Psalm 119:73

This verse begins the tenth section of this Psalm. The verse in this section begin with the letter י (yod). This verse lays out a fundamental reason why we should seek and obey God. It is also one of the most basic truths that the secular world fights against the hardest. This verse tells us of creation.

The first word in this verse is ידיך (yadecha) which means thy hand. This is God’s hand. עשוני (asuni) is a verb meaning make. It is talking here of God’s creating. ויכוננוני (vayeconenuni) is another verb. There is a ו (vav) at the beginning of this word that means and. The main part of the word means establish. God makes us and He establishes us. Without Him we would die. He holds the world together. We must recognize this as truth, if we are going to say that any of the Bible is truth.

The word הבינני (havineni) means give understanding, make to understand. The Psalmist is asking God to give him understanding. ואלמדה (ve’elemedah) begins with a ו (vav) meaning and. The main part of the word is a verb meaning learn something. The final word in this verse is מצותיך (mitzvotecha) which means thy commandments. The Psalmist wants God to give him understanding so that he can learn God’s commandments.

We must believe that God made us and has established us. If we do not believe that, why live for God? Why believe in Jesus? If God has not made us, the Bible lied, and thus we can not believe any of it. But God did make us. He fashioned each of us and knows how many hairs are on our heads. We can rest secure that the rest of the Bible is true and believing in Jesus will result in our salvation. Since God has made us and can save us, it is only right that we should do what He has told us to do. We should asking Him to give us understanding for the purpose of learning His commandments. They teach us about the character of God and what He wants us to be doing. Learn of God. Know that He made you. Live as He would have you live.

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