The next stanza of Psalm 119 is a series of declarative statements by the Psalmist.
He has decided some things based upon the Word of the Lord.
They are bold.
They are decisive.
They are life-changing.
Should we not do the same?
May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD,
Your salvation according to Your word;
So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me,
For I trust in Your word.
And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth,
For I wait for Your ordinances.
So I will keep Your law continually,
Forever and ever.
And I will walk at liberty,
For I seek Your precepts.
I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings
And shall not be ashamed.
I shall delight in Your commandments,
Which I love.
And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments,
Which I love;
And I will meditate on Your statutes.
- Request that the lovingkindnesses of the Lord come to him
- Request the salvation of the Lord according to His Word
Then the Psalmist states why and the fruit thereof…
- I will have an answer for those who reproach, I trust in Your Word
- I wait for Your ordinances
- I keep Your law continually, forever and ever
- I will walk in liberty
- I will seek Your precepts
- I will speak of Your testimonies before kings
- I shall not be ashamed
- I shall delight in Your commandments, which I love
- I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments
- I will meditate upon Your statutes
Note the actions…
- Not ashamed
- Lift up hands
Note how the Lord’s Word is described…
When reading through Psalm 119 in this manner one might be tempted to think that we as Believers are called to keep The Law in the manner of the Old Covenant Israelite.
We do all this.
We keep all this.
We do it in/through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Are you doing so?