Psalm 119 - The Blessing of the Word of God
1. Blessed are the undefiled in the Way, who walk in the Law of the LORD.
There are 22 Stanzas in this Psalm, as there are 22 letters (words) in the Hebrew alphabet. Consequently, the first Stanza Begins with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, going through the 22 stanzas, with each beginning with the corresponding Hebrew letter. The word “undefiled” [perfect] can only be spoken by the Messiah. He alone walked perfectly in the Law of the Lord.
2. Blessed are they who keep His Testimonies, and who seek Him with the whole heart.
Also, there are ten different words used throughout this Psalm, which are each a word for the Bible, actually in all 176 Verses, with the exception of 4: 90, 121, 122, and 132. The words are, “Way, Testimonies, Commandments, Word, Statutes, Precepts, Judgments, Laws, Truth, Ordinances.” We are to seek Him “with whole heart” and not a divided heart.
3. They also do no iniquity: they walk in His Ways.
To “do no iniquity” is the goal. The Messiah Alone did this.
4. You have commanded us to keep Your Precepts diligently.
This is to be the whole duty of man [Eccl. 12:13]
5. O that my ways were directed to keep Your Statutes!
Due to the Fall, the ways of the Cross, Born-Again man now has a Divine Nature. Therefore, upon Faith directed toward Christ and the Cross, a person has the help of the Holy Spirit and, though Jesus Christ, the “Statutes” are kept.
6. Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all Your Commandments.
Unless we respect “all” of God’s commandments, there will be shame within our hearts, and rightly so.
7. I will praise You with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned Your righteous Judgments.
The moral condition of the heart is decided by obedience to the Word of God; consequently, true worship depends upon true knowledge of the Word.
8. I will keep Your Statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
The sense of this verse is: “do not is any case take away this Lamp in which I am trusting, else I shall stumble in the darkness and fall.”