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Psalms 119:97 – 144

Mem

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.

We should meditate [deeply think on] on God’s Word always and keep every Word of God in our hearts forever, the law and Word of God is the delight of the godly, giving the wisdom of God to those who keep it.

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

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

119:99 I have more understanding than all my [than the 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.

 

Nun

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, instructions 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 through Christ with 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.

The godly ask God to accept their loving faithfulness and teach them 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.

Let us set ourselves to obey the  High Tower of Strength and Wisdom, forever; even into the gates of death. For our 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.

 

Samech

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.

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, statute, teaching and instruction 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 live by every 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.

 

Ain

God saves those who diligently live by every Word of God and keep his commandments; if not now then in the resurrection to eternal life at that day.

119:121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.

God guarantees the deliverance of his faithful who live by every Word of God  and keep God’s commandments and God will save them from the grave and death in a resurrection to eternal life on that day. 

God will surely do good for his faithful servants and he will save them.

119:122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.

The godly look steadfastly for the righteousness of God’s Word.

119:123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

Father be merciful to us and teach us your Word.

119:124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.

A servant obeys his master, and a godly servant seeks to please his Master in heaven by learning and doing all his Master’s will.

119:125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

Deliver thy dedicated faithful who live by every Word of God, and correct the lax and lukewarm who make void the practical application of the Word of God; teaching for doctrine the commandments of men.

119:126 It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law.

Those who have the indwelling Spirit of God and are following its lead, will love God and every Word of God; much more than all the wealth and pleasures of this world.

119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

God’s Word is TRUTH and every way which is contrary to scripture is false

119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

 

Pe

The scriptural examples of the Mighty Deeds of our God are awesome, therefore God’s faithful put their trust in the Mighty One of Jacob.

119:129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.

The opening of God’s Word to our understanding is light, like the rising of the sun; and the darkness of ignorance flees from before the light of the majesty of God’s Word.

119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

God will fill those who hunger and thirst after his ways and seek them out to do them, as a dry man in the desert seeks water.

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Psalm 119:131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.

God is merciful to all those that love God and his Word; for our God is of a mighty reputation to deliver his faithful from the spiritual  Egypt of bondage to sin.

119:132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

Oh my Lord, BREAK the chains of bondage to sin, the chains of the god-king of this evil world, and HELP us to stand on thy law and guide our steps always in thy Word and ways.

119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Deliver the godly faithful from the oppression of sinful men and enable us to live by every Word of God.

119:134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.

Let the light of God [a term for God’s Spirit of understanding] shine upon his dedicated servants; so that they may learn and live by God’s every Word.

119:135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.

The godly weep for all those that are lukewarm for zeal to live by every Word of God, for they are ignorant and deprived of the light of truth and eternal life.

19:136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

 

Tzaddi

God’s Word, laws, commandments, statutes, precepts, judgments, instructions and teachings are righteousness.

Romans 7:12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.

Psalms 119:137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.

119:138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.

The true called out [true pillars of the faith] are consumed with zeal for every Word of God!

119:139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

119:140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

The godly faithful will never forget the teachings of the Eternal, for they are HUMBLE in his sight.

119:141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.

The Word,  law,  commandments, statutes, precepts, instructions, judgments and teachings of God are truth for they are the very nature of God; and God is TRUTH and cannot lie:

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Psalm 119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

The called out pillars love their beloved espoused Husband and his Father with all their being’s, and they equally love everything about him including all God’s Word, ways, will, commandments and teachings; in richness or poverty, in affliction or rejoicing .

119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

119:144 The righteousness of thy testimonies [instructional teachings and examples] is everlasting: give me understanding [and living by them brings eternal life], and I shall live.

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