Monthly Archives: February 2013

‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (6)

I will always obey your law,     forever and ever. I will walk about in freedom,     for I have sought out your precepts. Psalm 119:44, 45   Chaim Potok (1929-2002) was an American Jewish author and rabbi. His first … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (6) ‘Waw’ (verses 41-48)

Waw May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise; then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word. Do not snatch the word of truth from my … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (5)

  Turn my heart toward your statutes     and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things;    preserve my life according to your word. Psalm 119:36, 37  Mrs. Gump famously told Forrest that life was like … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (5) ‘H’ (verses 33-40)

He Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (4)

I suppose for most of us the defining characteristic of Psalm 119 is that it is the longest of all the Psalms at 176 verses; or perhaps the use of the acrostic form has caught our interest.   I have … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (4) ‘Deleth’ (verse 25-32)

Daleth I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees. Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on … Continue reading

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Oh, how I love your law! (3)

‘I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.’  Psalm 119:19. ‘There’s no law west of Dodge and no God west of the Pecos,’ says James Pepper, certain that John Chisum (John Wayne) will agree with … Continue reading

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