Preparing the Way of the Lord

Psalms 119:49 – 72



119:49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.

119:50 This [God’s Word] is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened [gives us life] me.

The zealous to live by every Word of God are despised by the rebellious and the lukewarm, yet the faithful continue in the ways of God.

119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.

Those who love God in truth remember all of God’s Word and all of his judgments, for God’s Spirit brings these things to continual remembrance.

119:52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord; and have comforted myself.

The zealous for the wisdom of God are horrified by the lukewarm compromising of Laodicea, today’s Church of God, and the wickedness of the nations.

119:53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.

In our physical lives of pilgrimage on this earth God’s laws and statutes are our chief joy and we sing [rejoice in] of them in our hearts always.

119:54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.

Let the faithful always remember the Law Giver and keep his wondrous law.

119:55 I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law.

I keep God’s law and his teachings always, therefore I rejoice in the wisdom of God’s Word.

119:56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.



We have cast our lot with the Eternal, as a faithful wife is bonded to her loving husband, and we shall never be moved from keeping his Word. We give ourselves with all our hearts to live by every Word of God seeking the compassion of our Lord.

119:57 Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said [made a commitment to live by God’s Word] that I would keep thy words.

119:58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.

We thought on our own ways and rejected the evil, repenting and them turning ourselves to the teachings and examples of righteousness of every Word of God.

Let us make haste to obey our Master who has bought us at great price.

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Psalm 119:59 I thought on my [own] ways, and [repented of them to turn to the ways of God] turned my feet unto thy testimonies.  119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

Our espousal to the Lamb is [like all marriages] for rich or poor, in good and bad times and is an eternal commitment of marriage to the Mighty One of Jacob!

119:61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.

Day and night we are grateful to our LORD for his mercies, wisdom and righteous judgments.

119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

We should associate whenever possible with those who are zealous for our Lord like ourselves.

119:63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.

119:64 The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.



God is faithful to his Word and will keep all of his promises; therefore we seek to learn and internalize every Word of God.

119:65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O Lord, according unto thy word. 119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

I went astray and you corrected me; now I burn with love for thy Word.

119:67 Before I was afflicted [corrected] I went astray: but now have I [I have repented and I will live by God’s Word] kept thy word.

God is good and the Word of God is holy and just and true.

119:68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

The proud and wicked persecute the zealous for their love and Christ-like zeal for every Word of God.

119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.

The wicked prosper, but as for me; I delight in thy law and will not be tempted or  bribed to so evil.

119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.

Rejoice in sufferings for they mold us into whatever the Master Potter desires us to become.

119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted [corrected]; that I might [repent of my own ways to learn the Word of God] learn thy statutes.

God’s Word brings life eternal in peace and harmony with God and man. That is of far more value than the transitory wealth or position in this evil world.

119:72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

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