Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
I have sworn and confirmed That I will keep Your righteous judgments. I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word. Accept, I pray, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, And teach me Your judgments.
My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law. The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts.
Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, For they are the rejoicing of my heart. I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, to the very end.
The first sentence defines the intent of this stanza. In fact, it is the pivotal statement of this powerful hymn.
This beautiful, carefully constructed paean to the Word of the LORD, God, the Almighty emphasizes two critical principles; the Word of God fully defines the relationship between Him and His creation, and it is the responsibility of Man, as the steward of the Creation, to exercise complete obedience to the Word.
May this always be the lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Morning Psalm 1, Noon Psalm 119:49-56, Evening Psalm 92