Princes persecute me without a cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your word. I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure. I hate and abhor lying, ButI love Your law. Seven times a day I praise You, Because of Your righteous judgments. Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble. LORD, I hope for Your salvation, And I do Your commandments. My soul keeps Your testimonies, And I love them exceedingly. I keep Your precepts and Your testimonies, For all my ways are before You.
I am convinced that sometime after the return of the Jews from the Babylonian exile, there was a scribe, named Yadeeddayah, meaning Beloved of God. A devout man, well versed in the Scriptures and blessed as a poet, who very carefully crafted one of the greatest poems in any of man's languages.
Voices Together, as it has been my past practice, will feature one stanza of the 119theach Lord's day. Read it and reread it, let it soak into your soul. Frequently, you will find a sentence or phrase that jumps out at you and burns into your being. Today, for me, it that short sentence where Yadeeddayah writes “And I doyour commandments” It's the “I do” Nothing wrong with the other verbs, but “do” is a rolling up your shirtsleeves and getting busy kind of verb. A putting my faith into practice kind of verb.
Let us do the Lord's Word together.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
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