Read Psalm 118
Featured Verse: Psalm 118:8
“It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.”
This isn’t original with me, but I thought you might find it interesting nonetheless:
The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalms 117. The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119. This chapter, Psalm 118, is the literal center of the Bible. There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118 and there are 594 chapters after Psalms 118. If you add these numbers up you get 1188. What is the center verse in the Bible? None other than Psalms 118:8, which says,
“Far better to take refuge in God than trust in people;
Far better to take refuge in God than trust in celebrities.
Does this verse say something significant about God’s perfect will? Obviously, it does! So the next time someone says they would like to find God’s plan for their life and that they want to be in the center of his will, just send them to the exact middle of his Word, and there they can read the central point of God’s purpose for mankind. In case you missed it, here it is again in several other versions:
“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” ~NKJV
“It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans.” ~NIV
“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people.” ~NLT
“It is better to trust in the Lord than to depend on people.” ~TEV
“It is better to trust the LORD for protection than to trust anyone else.” ~CEV
Well, I think you get the point. Interesting, isn’t it, how it just so happened that this was smack dab in the middle of the Bible? Or was there more to it than that; was it that God himself was at the center of this?