You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your word. Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts; their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law. It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. The law of your mouth is better to me
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
This stanza stresses the teacher/student relationship that is critical between the Triune God and the psalmist. As we have seen in the prior stanzas, this is a joy filled relationship. Far different from the days when I was punished by standing in front of the entire class and writing “I will not...” 100 times.
No, read Teth again and again. Hear the love, respect, admiration that exists between teacher and student. Search the Scriptures over and over, seeking that special relationship. It is there for the seeker.