Doctrine & Theology

Thankful for the Word

    Your testimonies are wonderful;
        therefore my soul keeps them.
    The unfolding of your words gives light;
        it imparts understanding to the simple.
    I open my mouth and pant,
        because I long for your commandments.
    Turn to me and be gracious to me,
        as is your way with those who love your name.
    Keep steady my steps according to your promise,
        and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
    Redeem me from man’s oppression,
        that I may keep your precepts.
    Make your face shine upon your servant,
        and teach me your statutes.
    My eyes shed streams of tears,
        because people do not keep your law.
    Righteous are you, O LORD,
        and right are your rules.
    You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness
        and in all faithfulness.
    My zeal consumes me,
        because my foes forget your words.
    Your promise is well tried,
        and your servant loves it.
    I am small and despised,
        yet I do not forget your precepts.
    Your righteousness is righteous forever,
        and your law is true.
    Trouble and anguish have found me out,
        but your commandments are my delight.
    Your testimonies are righteous forever;
        give me understanding that I may live.
(Psalm 119:129-144)
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