Sermons on “Epiphany”
Hope and Memory
I always call Psalm 119, our psalm today, the Lawyers’ Psalm. We sang a few verses of it this morning — that’s 8 out of a total of 176, by the way. It’s the longest psalm we have, and the longest whole chapter in the Bible. No laughing about long-winded lawyers out there!
The reason I call it the Lawyers’ Psalm is that the language is focused on decrees, commandments, statutes, and judgments. The psalmist uses 8 DIFFERENT words for laws and even exclaims every 10 verses or so, Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all day long. I feel that way myself — I know it sounds pretty nerdy, but …View Sermon