A Wineskin In The Smoke

In Psalm 119:83 the Psalmist declares: “Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes.” What a picture of a total commitment to the Lord and His word: even if he dies, even if he is consumed like a wineskin on fire, yet he will not relent in his commitment to God and His word.

Like Job, his attitude is “Though he slay me, yet I will trust in Him” (Job 13:15) – and in this case, specifically in His word. In a land where so much of our “Christianity” is a mile wide and an inch deep, may we prove to be those with a devotion which is unshaken even in trials, who will yet proclaim in the midst of our pain: “Though I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget Your statutes”!

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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2 Responses to A Wineskin In The Smoke

  1. Adam says:

    This has comforted me in this day. Thank you.

  2. Shawn Thomas says:

    Amen, Adam, I am grateful. Thank you for sharing!

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