Monthly Archives: July 2013

‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (21)

Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word. I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil. Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws. Great peace have they who love … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (21) ‘Sin’ and ‘Shin’ (verse 161-168)

 ‘Sin’ and ‘Shin’    Rulers persecute me without cause,     but my heart trembles at your word.    I rejoice in your promise     like one who finds great spoil.    I hate and abhor falsehood     but I love … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (20)

 I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word. PS 119:158  What are we to make of this? For me, the matter of our attitude towards other sinners is quite straight forward. It’s more than simply hating … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (20) ‘Resh’ (verse 153-160)

Resh    Look upon my suffering and deliver me,     for I have not forgotten your law.    Defend my cause and redeem me;     preserve my life according to your promise.    Salvation is far from the wicked,     … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (19)

Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law. Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true. Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever. … Continue reading

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Psalm 119 (19) ‘Qoph’ (verse 145-152)

Qoph    I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD,     and I will obey your decrees.    I call out to you; save me     and I will keep your statutes.    I rise before dawn and … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (18)

Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts. Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true. Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight. Your statutes are forever right; give … Continue reading

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