Living a Clean Life – Psalm 119:1-44

Many teach that following commands is considered burdensome.  When they speak about it they teach the commands from the Old Testament were burdensome.  Well, here is a verse from the Old Testament in which the author, thought to be David, had no problems teaching the commands.  In fact, he prays in DELIGHT of following them and hopes Yahweh will teach him how to follow them even more.  It is the longest Psalm of the all.

Psalm 119:1-44
Blessed are the perfect in the way,
Who walk in the teaching of Yahweh
2 Blessed are those who observe His witnesses,
Who seek Him with all the heart!
3 Yea, they shall do no unrighteousness;
They shall walk in His ways.
4 You have commanded us
To guard Your orders diligently.
5 Oh, that my ways were established
To guard Your laws!
6 Then I would not be ashamed,
When I look into all Your commands.
7 I thank You with uprightness of heart,
When I learn the right-rulings of Your righteousness.
8 I guard Your laws;
Oh, do not leave me entirely!
9 How would a young man cleanse his path.
To guard it according to Your word?
10 I have sought You with all my heart;
Let me not stray from Your commands!
11 I have treasured up Your word in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O Yahweh!
Teach me Your laws.
13 With my lips I have recounted
All the right-rulings of Your mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your witnesses,
As over all riches.
15 I meditate on Your orders,
And regard Your ways.
16 I delight myself in Your laws;
I do not forget Your word.
17 Do good to Your servant,
Let me live and I guard Your word.
18 Open my eyes, that I might see
Wonders from Your Torah.
19 I am a sojourner in the earth;
Do not hide Your commands from me.
20 My being is crushed with longing
For Your right-rulings at all times.                                                                                                                                                                   21 You rebuked the proud, cursed ones,
Who are straying from Your commands.
22 Remove from me reproach and scorn,
For I have observed Your witnesses.
23 Though princes sat, speaking against me,
Your servant meditates on Your laws.
24 Your witnesses also are my delight,
My counsellors.
25 My being has been clinging to the dust;
Revive me according to Your word.
26 I have recounted my ways and You answered me;
Teach me Your laws.
27 Make me understand the way of Your orders;
That I might meditate on Your wonders.
28 My being has wept from grief;
Strengthen me according to Your word.
29 Remove from me the way of falsehood,
And favour me with Your Torah.
30 I have chosen the way of truth;
Your right-rulings I have held level.
31 I have clung to Your witnesses;
O Yahweh, do not put me to shame!
32 I run the way of Your commands,
For You enlarge my heart.
33 Teach me, O Yahweh, the way of Your laws,
And I observe it to the end.
34 Make me understand, that I might observe Your Torah,
And guard it with all my heart.
35 Make me walk in the path of Your commands,
For I have delighted in it.
36 Incline my heart to Your witnesses,
And not to own gain.
37 Turn away my eyes from looking at falsehood,
And revive me in Your way.
38 Establish Your word to Your servant,
Which leads to the fear of You.
39 Turn away my reproach which I dread,
For Your right-rulings are good.
40 See, I have longed for Your orders;
Revive me in Your righteousness.
41 And let Your kindnesses come to me, O Yahweh;
Your deliverance, according to Your word,
42 So that I answer my reprover,
For I have trusted in Your word.
43 And do not take away from my mouth
The word of truth entirely,
For I have waited for Your right-rulings;
44 That I might guard Your Torah continually,
    Forever and ever;

This brings us to this point.  Notice that this verse says we should guard the Torah continually FOREVER AND EVER.  We MUST quit believing what has been taught over the last 2000+ years that tells us to put down the Old Testament, burdensome Law, and only worry about Faith.  If we have FAITH we will have His Torah written in our hearts.  It is there, we promise you that.  If you have read this far into our post, you are seeking the TRUTH.  The TRUTH can only do one thing and that is SET YOU FREE.  We here at Biblical Truth feel FREE.  We try our best to walk in HIS commands and follow things that Christianity teaches are only for the JEWS.  We can’t force you to open up.  We don’t even know how we opened up to HIM.  We still struggle everyday with putting down traditions of men and following His precepts.  In order to truly see, feel, and hear HIS voice you just have to open up to allow it to lead you.  It will go against what we have been taught by man and his tradition.  It won’t be easy to let go of all this tradition.  It won’t feel normal until you realize that going against HIS commands is exactly what the entire Bible teaches us not to do.

“Always Learning”

Biblical Truth

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