Psalms 119:111 Our Inherited Heritage

The Bible stands for us, not against us

Psalms 119:111 (KJV)
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

The 119th Psalm is all about the Word of God. It is referenced in every verse of the Psalm except, I think, one.

Here, the Word of God uses the word “testimonies.” 
It just means witness or someone who stands up for us. The Word of God supports us, speaks on our behalf.

I am reminded of 1 John 2:1 (KJV):
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

To have one advocating on our side is indeed a reason for a heart filled with rejoicing. The Bible stands for us, not against us.

The word “heritage” means an inheritance. 
It is a possession passed from one generation to the next. 

  • I am grateful for those who possessed it before me. 
  • I am grateful they never squandered the inheritance. 

I am especially grateful for those who served to preserve and protect the inheritance so that I might have it in its full, infallible, and inerrant form.

And I am prayerful that I might serve to see those generations after me inherit the Word of God in the same inerrant fullness I received it.

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Thank you! It is a great joy to me to know you read the thoughts and lessons God has given me in His word. I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments.

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Psalms 119:111 Our Inherited Heritage

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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