Psalms 119:73-74 Fashionably God’s choice

73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me;          Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.    I am/we are God’s choice.    He has made us, He fashioned us out of his own design, so we are fashionably God’s choice.   We are not a mistake, He didn’t make a mistake in our making.   He knew what He was doing … More Psalms 119:73-74 Fashionably God’s choice

Psalms 119:69-72

69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,    I keep your precepts with all my heart.    David has a great deal of experience with this statement.   As a young man in Saul’s court, I’m sure he experienced it with men who, in an attempt to suck up to Saul, would trash his character, and … More Psalms 119:69-72

Psalms 119:67-68

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,    but now I obey your word.     I like how the NLT translates this verse:  “I used to wander off until you disciplined me;       but now I closely follow your word.”   Isn’t that the truth though?  I know my tendency to wander off into realms that are inappropriate … More Psalms 119:67-68

Psalms 119:63-64

63 I am a friend to all who fear you,    to all who follow your precepts.   Not an exceptional statement at face value, but taken in todays context it can be.    We often feel competitive with other denominations/church’s/youth groups to have the most people, the better programs, etc.   David’s statement is simple, basic love people … More Psalms 119:63-64

Psalms 119:61-62

61 Though the wicked bind me with ropes,    I will not forget your law.    No matter what may happen, David is stating that he will not forget God’s law.   Even if taken captive by the wicked, he is determined to remember God’s laws.   His desire to remember God no matter what the hardship is his … More Psalms 119:61-62

Psalms 119:59-60

59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.       David has spent his time in reflection, and decided that his life should match up to God’s word.    Reflection and meditation were David’s specialties for lack of a better term (I’m writing this at 1:3o am, my brain pan isn’t firing on all cylinders).  He spent many … More Psalms 119:59-60

Psalms 119:57-58

57 You are my portion, O LORD;    I have promised to obey your words.    The definition of Portion is: a part of, a segment, an inheritance.   For David to say, God is his portion, he’s saying God is his inheritance, God is a part of him.   I think it’s clear that David isn’t saying he … More Psalms 119:57-58