A Lamp to My Feet – Psalm 119:1-4

We are in Psalms again this week. 118 chapters after last week’s passage the Psalmist, David, is again speaking to the glory and wonder of the Word of God, His Law. He finds life in God’s Word and cannot help but praise God for what he, and we, have in it.

Last week our verse focused on the mediation that we must do in God’s Word. It is to become something that we seek day and night, something that will make us “like a tree planted by streams of water” (think about that imagery). This week the Psalmist focuses on doing: “walk…keep…seek him…do no wrong…walk in his ways.”

I encourage you to keep Psalm 1:1-3 in mind this week as you study this passage. “On his law he meditates day and night.”

Psalm 119:1-4 (ESV)

Blessed are those whose way is blameless,

who walk in the law of the Lord!

Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,

who seek him with their whole heart,

who also do no wrong,

but walk in his ways!

You have commanded your precepts

to be kept diligently.

Remember to stop by this post again later this week with any thoughts that you might have about this passage. I hope that you approach this “challenge” eagerly and allow these verses to become a part of you.


2 thoughts on “A Lamp to My Feet – Psalm 119:1-4

  1. I wrote the verse on a 3×5 note card & will carry it with me for the remainder of the week and read it. I’ve read the verse every morning before work. For some reason this verse is easier to remember because of the way it’s spaced in the post. Line by line. So it’s been easier to recite back to myself.

    Blessed is the person who should not be ashamed if we walk according to God’s Word (Law). No one wants to break the law, right? So this verse is in essence to is the “moral code” for Christians and humanity. It’s saying if we don’t follow the law, we’re breaking it. If we don’t follow God’s Word, law, commands, we break His heart. (I know, sappy). But that’s how I align those truths in my head.

    Blessed are those who keep His testimonies (His Truth), no matter we are faced, no matter the circumstances that may have us doubting, we should seek HIM above everyone and anything else. Through Him there is comfort, peace, and that can’t come from anything else but Him. God wants it all, our whole heart. All in or nothing at all. < — That by the way is my quote for the week.

    As Christians we have to follow His commandments, His Truth, His Word, seek Him with all we have. The law is written, His Truth is just. We have to follow it diligently, we have to follow it with all we have; With Faith.

    • Glad to see the notecard! That is a very effective way to keep the passage in front of you all week. Good job! Also, great thoughts in the verse. And I’m with ya, the way this one is written line by line is helpful.

      On your thoughts of how we are called to live (by faith) I was remind of a word study I did on the word “worry” in Matt. 6:25. That passage is not really a command to stop worrying but is more of a command to live for him, for the kingdom. Once we get that right the rest will be provided for us naturally by God. Faith is the key.

      Thanks again for your thoughts! Keep up the good work!

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