(3) One of the more remarkable things in this psalm is the number of times the psalmist pleads with God to teach him and instruct him and give him insight and open his eyes that he might understand the Word. The psalmist has no illusions about his own ability to understand God’s Word apart from the illumination of its ultimate author. We see this in vv. 12, 18, 19 (“hide not your commandments from me,” i.e., disclose them, reveal them to me), 26, 27, 29, 33, 34, 64, 66, 68, 71, 73, 75, 108, 124, 125, 135, 144, 169, 171. If God does not act to unveil and illuminate the meaning of his Word we shall forever remain in darkness. May I suggest, then, that you take these texts and make them your first prayer each time you open God’s Word for study or meditation.
Sam Storms- Meditation on Psalm 119, Part 3Posted: June 8, 2010 by Pam Larson in Devotionals/Commentaries, June, Psalms
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