Reflections on Psalm 119 (ש Shin)

What-is-truth02Psalm 119: 161-168

161 Rulers pursue me for no reason,
of your just regulations.
162 Those who love your law are completely secure;
nothing causes them to stumble.
163 I hope for your deliverance, O Lord,
and I obey your commands.
164 I keep your rules;yet I am more afraid of disobeying your instructions.
165 I rejoice in your instructions,
like one who finds much plunder. Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ר Resh)

deliverancePsalm 119: 153-160

153 See my pain and rescue me!
For I do not forget your law.
154 Fight for me and defend me!
Revive me with your word!
155 The wicked have no chance for deliverance,
for they do not seek your statutes.
156 Your compassion is great, O Lord. Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ק Qof)

surrenderPsalm 119: 145-152

145 I cried out with all my heart, “Answer me, O Lord!
I will observe your statutes.”
146 I cried out to you, “Deliver me,
so that I can keep your rules.”
147 I am up before dawn crying for help. Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (צ Tsade)

essentials-salvationPsalm 119: 137-144

137 You are just, O Lord,
and your judgments are fair.
138 The rules you impose are just,
and absolutely reliable.
139 My zeal consumes me,
for my enemies forget your instructions. Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (פ Pe)

landscapePsalm 119: 129-136

129 Your rules are marvelous.
Therefore I observe them.
130 Your instructions are a doorway through which light shines.
They give insight to the untrained.
131 I open my mouth and pant,
because I long for your commands.  Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ע Ayin)

despairPsalm 119:121-128

121 I do what is fair and right.
Do not abandon me to my oppressors!
122 Guarantee the welfare of your servant!
Do not let the arrogant oppress me!
123 My eyes grow tired as I wait for your deliverance,
for your reliable promise to be fulfilled. Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ס Samek)

hiding-placePsalm 119:113-120

113 I hate people with divided loyalties,
but I love your law.
114 You are my hiding place and my shield.
I find hope in your word.
115 Turn away from me, you evil men,
so that I can observe the commands of my God.
Continue reading

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