Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.
When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O LORD. Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law. Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning.
I remember your name in the night, O LORD, and keep your law, blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts.
“Your promise gives me life” Look at that short phrase and the power that is imbedded in it!
- It is my protection against the derision of the insolent. A protection that enables me to walk in adherence to Your Word.
- Your rules have withstood the tests of time. They do not flitter with every gust that favors some new conception. Thus say the Lord—the same yesterday, the same today, the same tomorrow.
- What a blessing, when besieged by a bout of insomnia, to let the 10 Commandments flow over me and review the events of the day in the light of Your Word.