Psalms 119:97 – 176


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 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 [than the aged who are wise in the ways of 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 godly 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 for 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, 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 Savior 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 brings 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 on 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.

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

Be gone you wicked who tempt and teach people 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 into the life eternal.

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 sincerely repent.

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

The unrepentant wicked who do not live by every Word of God will be thrown into the fire and destroyed, the unrepentant will not be forgiven. Only the sincerely repentant zealous faithful godly 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.



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 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 steadfastly seek the righteousness of living by every Word of God.

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.

Father 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 Holy Scripture is false

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



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.

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 [thirsted for]: for I longed for thy commandments.

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

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 Satan 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 reject any zeal to live by every Word of God.

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



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.

Psalm 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 [the wicked] 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 before him.

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: 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 God’s every Word, way, will, commandment and teaching; 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 I shall live.



The faithful pillars cry out to their Maker with all their beings; dedicating themselves to him forever as their Savior and Mighty One whose Word and commandments are forever. We dedicate ourselves to God, to DO all that God desires!

119:145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will keep thy statutes.  119:146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.

Night and day the faithful pillars of God seek to learn more of their LORD and his Holy Word.

119:147 I prevented [arose BEFORE dawn to consider God’s Word] the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

119:148 Mine eyes prevent [the zealous meditate on the Word of God day and night] the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.

God will judge his faithful justly and hear their prayers, because of their zeal towards him and his Word, and God will resurrect to eternal life those who are wholeheartedly zealous for him, to live by every Word of God.

119:149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O Lord, quicken [revive me] me according to thy judgment.

The wicked are very far from God, because they despise any zeal to live by God’s Word, teaching compromise with the practical application of God’s Word; yet the pillars are enthusiastically zealous to live by every Word of God.

119:150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

God is close to all those who love his Word enough to KEEP it with passionate zeal, for every Word of God is holy and true.

119:151 Thou art near, O Lord; and all thy commandments are truth.

The scriptural lessons are for those living in the end time as well as over the past millennia, and are instructional examples that will be used to teach people to discern between good and evil for all eternity.

119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.


Only those who are diligent and delight in living by every Word of God will be judged righteous and raised to eternal life.

In any and all affliction and trial; RUN to our Mighty One who ALONE can save. Those who are ardent for God’s Word will be delivered; while God will not hear the prayers of the indifferent, complacent and lethargic for the practical application of God’s Word.

Those who are not passionately enthusiastic to live by every Word of God are considered to be among the wicked and unrepentant by the Eternal, therefore they will be rejected by Jesus Christ as a part of his bride (Rev 3:14:22) until they repent.

119:153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.  119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.

119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. 119:156 Great are thy tender mercies [for the sincerely repentant], O Lord: quicken me [God will resurrect to eternal life all those that love God’s Word to do it] according to thy judgments.

Many are the trials of the just, yet God delivers his faithful.

119:157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.

God’s faithful pillars are grieved by the complacency of today’s Laodicean Spiritual Israel and all the abominations of men on the earth.

119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.

Those who love and live by every Word of God will never perish; even though they may die in the flesh for a time they will be resurrected to eternal life. 

119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts [teachings]: quicken me [give life to your zealous], O Lord, according to thy lovingkindness.

119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.


Even if rulers of the assemblies [Jesus Christ warned us that the faithful would be driven out of the congregations of the faithless] and the world persecutes us for our zeal for God’s Word; God’s beloved faithful will not be moved from their zeal to live by every Word of God. 

The godly faithful stand in awe of the wisdom and righteousness of every Word of God forever.

119:161 Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.

The Word of God is a pearl of great inestimable value.

119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

DEFINITION: LYING: A deliberate, willful and knowing attempt to deceive. Mistakes and misunderstandings are NOT lies, they are mistakes and misunderstandings!

The deceitful use of a partial truth to deceive about the overall picture is lying, and God abhors such deeds.

Today’s Ekklesia is filled with lying leaders who use outright falsehood and partial truths deliberately designed to deceive others.

Almighty God hates falsehood!

119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

God is to be praised for the wisdom of his Word and the justice of his judgments..

119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.

Those who trust in God and live by God’s Word are given the Spirit of God and the great peace of mind which God’s indwelling Spirit provides.

Consider the state of today’s spiritual Ekklesia and it is immediately obvious that our disease is that we have quenched God’s Spirit in our organizations, and we have done that which was right in our own eyes; NOT KEEPING our Father’s Word.

This corporate religious disease is incurable and the corporate Ekklesia are doomed to destruction as organizations, unless they repent and turn back to zeal for our Mighty One and ALL of his Word.

Yet God will still hide a few faithful individuals (Ez 4-5), when Christ rejects and corrects the corporate organizations in great tribulation.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 5:23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

5:24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

Living by every Word of God brings peace between the faithful and God.

The Devoted Godly Faithful make every Word of God their hope, and they shall NOT be disappointed!

119:166 Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation [at the soon coming Kingdom], and done [KEPT] thy commandments.

119:167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.

The faithful have learned and internalized the nature of God through diligently living by every Word of God; and their future is an open door to God the Father and eternal salvation.

God knows all our doings, and he knows who has been zealous and who is apathetic to live by God’s Word.

119:168 I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.


God will hear the prayers of the faithful fervent KEEPERS of his will, who diligently seek out a good understanding of all the things of God. 

God may allow trying and testing, but he will deliver his diligently faithful who pass the testing and endure to the very end of their lives: And they shall stand in their lot [inheritance] in the Kingdom of God.

119:169 Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord: give me understanding according to thy word.  119:170 Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy word [God’s promises are sure].

God’s elect will praise him for his magnificent Word and for God’s Holy Law.

119:171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.

God’s commandments, laws, statutes, precepts, judgments and teachings are continually on the minds and in the thoughts of his true servants day and night and they shall speak of these things often.

Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.

3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern [judge] between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

Psalm 119:172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.

God will be a strong help to all those who live by every Word of God.

119:173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.

The true faithful do not fear the tribulation; they long for the resurrection and the Kingdom of God when all men will diligently live by every Word of God.

God’s Word is the chief delight of the truly converted and passionately faithful: They praise their God for his Word, his wise commandments and instructions, and they will be resurrected to the salvation of eternal life.

119:174 I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight.  119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.

When we go astray and we realize our error we should never try to justify and excuse our sin, rather let us repent with alacrity and sincerity; and having learned a lesson let us return to the righteousness of living by every Word of God.

Let us all diligently pray that if and when we go astray; that our God will seek us out, correct us, and deliver us from our sin; turning us back to him, as a shepherd goes out to seek the sheep that have strayed.

119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.


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