Kaph’s Tribute to God’s Word


     The exquisite uniqueness of Psalm 119 is that its composer uses each successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet to sing an octave of praise to God’s Word.  Kaph is the eleventh letter of the alphabet.  Its tribute focuses upon the comfort (i.e. strengthening) of the Scriptures (Romans 15:4) that the author received from the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3) during difficult times.

     His trials included persecution (v. 84), pits (i.e. snares) dug by the proud (v. 85), and ill treatment (v. 86) which almost made an end of him on the earth (v. 87).  He became like a wineskin in smoke (v. 83)—dried up and dirty.

     Yet, through each ordeal, he hoped in God’s Word (v. 81), focused upon not forgetting Jehovah’s statues (v. 83), did not forsake His precepts (v. 87), and prayed “Help me!” (v. 86).  His concluding request was “Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, so that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth” (v. 88).

     God and His Word of comfort are faithful during the trials and hardships of life. 

     “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified” (Acts 20:32).

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