On numerous occasions the psalmist speaks of his commitment to persevere in obedience to God’s Word in spite of the evil done to him by the wicked. What he has in mind is how the Word of God satisfies his heart and keeps and preserves him from the ways and destructive tendencies of those who hate God. “The insolent smear me with lies, but with my whole heart I keep your precepts; their heart is unfeeling like fat, but I delight in your law” (vv. 69-70). Or again, “Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words” (v. 161). See also vv. 78, 85-87, 95, 98, 110, 115, 150-151, 157-158.