Psalm 119:50

This is my comfort in my affliction:
for thy word hath quickened me.
~ Psalm 119:50

This is my comfort in my affliction:

He refers to God’s Word as his comfort. Note that he isn’t speaking hypothetically or in the realm of possibilities. He writes of his experience: “my comfort” and “my affliction.” He has known heights of joy and depths of sorrow and found comfort in the Word of God.

for thy word hath quickened me.

Comfort from the Word has come from its quickening power. He has been given life or infused with fresh power and strengthening. These are not mere words in a book, nor a set of instructions, nor even a collection of comforting thoughts. God’s Word is the word of life (John 6:63, 68). This is why the Psalmist prayed for the quickening power of the Spirit through the Word (Psalm 119:107).

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