This is the Second Sabbath after the Wave Offering in 2017
Psalm 119:1 Blessed are the undefiled [those not defiled by sin] in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord.
119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies [that are a testimony, an example of godliness], and that seek him [seek to be like God through living by every Word of God] with the whole heart [fully and enthusiastically].
119:3 They also do no iniquity [sin]: they walk in his ways [living by every Word of God].
119:4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts [the teachings of God] diligently.
We should long for the wisdom to keep every detail of God’s Word from.
119:5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! [to live by every Word of G9d, even the smaller points]
If we live by every Word of God right down to the smallest points i9ncludi8ng the spirit and the intent of the Law, we shall not be ashamed in the day of judgment when God will chose his faithful. But those who teach tolerance for sin and lukewarmness for God’s law shall indeed be ashamed.
119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
119:7 I will praise thee with uprightness [sincerity] of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments [judgments are about how to apply the law in various circumstances].
119:8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
How shall we be cleansed from sin? By sincerely repenting of all PAST sin and committing to STOP sinning in future, and being passionately zealous to live by every Word of God.
119:9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
To be righteous one must seek God with a complete total passionate wholehearted love for living by every Word of God, which defines God’s very nature.
We are to take every Word of God to heart and love it exceedingly so that we may avoid sin.
119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
We are to diligently seek to learn every Word of God and we are to live accordingly and to teach others the wisdom of God’s Word.
119:12 Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy statutes.
119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
The deeds of Abraham, Noah and Elijah are testimonies for our instruction, as are the deeds of Christ in bringing Israel out of Egypt and his many other deeds. The testimonies of God are the words of scripture recorded for our example and instruction. That is why the scripture is called the testament of God.
119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies [the scriptural examples recorded for our instruction], as much as in all riches.
119:15 I will meditate in thy precepts [teachings], and have respect unto thy ways [Word].
119:16 I will delight myself in thy statutes [statutes are regulations]: I will not forget thy word.
Right now Satan hates and persecutes the zealous for God and his Word; yet Christ will soon give us total victory over the spiritual god-king of this society when he raises us up our of the Sea of death to be rewarded bountifully in a life of eternal peace with him.
119:17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
We should appeal to God for understanding with a deep desire to understand and live by the wisdom of God.
119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
The lovers of God are like strangers in a wicked world, in but not part of this evil society, passing through it on the way to a better place.
119:19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
119:20 My soul breaketh [the godly long for every Word of God] for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
It is pride that brings many to exalt their own ways against the Word of God and those who compromise with God’s Word will be corrected by God.
119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
God shall save those who keep his Word and learn from his testimonies [the scriptural examples recorded for our instruction], and if we correct ourselves according ot God’s instructions and law, we shall not be ashamed.
119:22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
God’s Word, and God’s least laws are far greater than the rulers of this earth or of any corporate church organization. they are the DELIGHT of the truly Called Out.
119:23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
119:24 Thy testimonies [are instructional examples of righteousness and the examples of the errors to be avoided] also are my delight and my counselors [teachers].