Preparing the Way of the Lord

Psalms 119:97 – 120

Cataract Update 09:50 PDT:   I just returned from the post op check up after yesterday’s cataract removal from my right eye  and I am told that everything is perfect.  It will still take a few days for the pupil dilation medication to wear off and the eye to settle down.  The left eye is scheduled to be done next Tuesday and a few days will also be needed for that one to settle down.  I should hopefully have excellent vision by the 20th.



The righteous love God’s Word and law, for God’s Word and Law are the sum of righteousness.

119:97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

I meditate on your commandments always and they are kept in my heart forever, for thy law is my delight, and God’s Word gives the wisdom of God to those who keep them.

119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.

God’s commandments, teachings and examples for instruction, make men wise when they are thought out, understood and practiced.

119:99 I have more understanding than all my [faithless carnal teachers of the ways of men] teachers: for thy testimonies [every Word of God] are my meditation [consider and think upon]. 119:100 I understand more than the ancients [aged wise men], because I keep thy precepts [the teachings of the Word of God].

We can avoid wickedness through diligently living by every Word of God.

119:101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

The faithful called out, will stand solidly on the ROCK of their salvation; and the law, teachings and judgments of The Sum of All Wisdom; God the Father and his Word.

119:102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.

The faithful hunger and thirst after the sweetness of God’s Word; for it is wisdom, truth and life eternal to all those who live by every Word of God in sincerity and faithful zeal.

119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

The truly godly loath all falsehood and any departure from the truth of the Word of God.

119:104 Through thy precepts [teachings] I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.



God’s Word lights the way to peace and life eternal

119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

In our baptismal commitment we have dedicated ourselves to obey our LORD and to live by every Word of God; keeping all of his commandments, laws, statutes, precepts, teachings and judgments.

Baptism is a marriage vow to obey our espoused Husband in all things. Everyone should understand that before considering baptism; baptism is a commitment to become ONE in full unity with Jesus Christ and God the Father forever.

119:106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

When we are afflicted, let us humble ourselves before our Mighty One and call upon our only Saviour to teach us what we need to learn from the situation and then to deliver us.

119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken [revive us, deliver us] me, O Lord, according unto thy word.

Accept the offering of my love and faithfulness and teach me the wisdom of God’s judgments.

119:108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments.

Though our physical lives may be continually threatened, yet the faithful will NOT BE MOVED from diligently living by every Word of God.

119:109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.

When we are persecuted or suffer,  the faithful will continue to stand on every Word of God.

119:110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.

The examples of scripture are a golden heritage of instruction that brings rejoicing as we learn and live by the Word of our Mighty One which is Wisdom and Eternal Life.

119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

I have set myself to obey my High Tower of Strength and Wisdom, forever; even into the gates of death. For my LORD will raise up his faithful in that day and we shall serve him forever with rejoicing over his tender mercies, awesome wisdom and great love.

119:112 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.



The faithful godly hate wicked thoughts [evil concupiscence] and imaginations to do evil. Instead their thoughts dwell on what is good and wholesome; the Word of God.

119:113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

The Almighty One is the defense of his faithful; those who put their trust in HIM will NOT be disappointed in that day.

119:114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Be gone you who tempt and teach to do evil and compromise with the Word, commandments and teachings of God; for the godly delight to do his will.

119:115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God.

The hope of the called out; is the resurrection from death in this evil world, and into the life eternal of the living by the Word, commandments and teachings of God.

Our eternal safety lies in our respect for God, and our living by every Word, commandment, law, teaching and ways of God.

119:116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. 119:117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

Those who compromise with the Word of God and commit willful sin will be destroyed unless they repent.

119:118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.

The wicked who do not keep all the word of God shall be thrown into the fire and destroyed; the unrepentant shall not be forgiven. Only the repentant zealous faithful shall be saved by the Lamb of God.

119:119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

Let us fear God and not what any man or organization can do.

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul [pneuma, spirit]: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul [pneuma, spirit] and body in hell.

Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of [awed by the wisdom of] thy judgments.

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  1. Happy to hear everything’s going well with your surgery…we’re praying for you and for a speedy recovery. ☺

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