Psalms 119:46-48

46 I will speak of your statutes before kings
   and will not be put to shame,  This is a bold statement for David to make.  An even bigger one for me to make.   To be so bold to speak before commanding authority without fear or shame is commendable.   To be able to do it without making a fool of themselves or being an embarrassment is, well, it’s a task.   Anyone can open their mouths, few do it without making themselves look stupid.   To stand before one in authority and speak truth to them even when it’s not popular takes guts.   It takes a person who’s willing to go out on a limb but also to be able to have done the back work and research so as to answer the critics without being put to shame
47 for I delight in your commands
   because I love them.   The reason David isn’t afraid to speak out to power is because he loves the word of God.  He delights in knowing God’s word, so therefor, he’s not afraid of opening his mouth for his Lord.
48 I reach out for your commands, which I love,
   that I may meditate on your decrees.     This is an active statement.   People tend to consider meditation as a passive activity.  David’s statement that He reaches out for God’s command denotes an active form of meditation.  He’s actively seeking God’s will by meditating on GOD’s word.  He does not meditate on it because it’s a command, he meditates because he loves the word of God.  That’s the example I need to follow.  Not to meditate on God’s word out of sense of requirement, but because I simply love the word of God. 

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