Psalm 119: 57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 (Read)
"Wonderful are your decrees; therefore I observe them."
Our psalmist is in prayer, expressing his love
for the Lord's commands, and promising to keep
We may not have the wisdom of Solomon,
but we have enough discernment to recognize
how powerful the Lord's decrees can be in our
spiritual lives. Just as the law of the Lord
is precious to our psalmist, so too is the law
of the Lord central to our lives and to our faith.
Our psalmist says that the Lord's decrees are
wonderful, and therefore he observes them.
We may not always think of the law as wonderful,
(some people may consider it restrictive), but
if we learn to do His will, we find that we are
liberated, set free from the sin that drags us down.
We choose life instead of death.
Doing God's will (keeping his commandments)
isn't easy, but having received His grace, and having
been granted discernment to know right from wrong,
good from evil, we can follow Him with conviction.
Our 'yes' will mean 'yes' to the Lord; and our 'no'
will mean 'no' to the devil and his minions.
Having decided to do His will, we take delight in
keeping His statutes; they are like honey to us.
And the blessings we receive are part of what
God has prepared for those who love him.
Discussion Questions for Reflection
1. Our psalmist says he observes the Lord's commandments
because they are wonderful and they shed light. Explain why
you are committed to follow the Lord's decrees.
2. The Psalm assures us that we go forward if we follow God's
precepts, and in so doing we avoid every false way. Speak of
how God's commandments protect you on your journey of faith
and draw you closer to God.