Psalm 119: א Aleph


Psalm 119

א Aleph

1 How blessed are those whose way is blameless,
Who walk in the law of the LORD.

2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies,
Who seek Him with all their heart.

3 They also do no unrighteousness;
They walk in His ways.

4 Thou hast ordained Thy precepts,
That we should keep them diligently.

5 Oh that my ways may be established
To keep Thy statutes!

6 Then I shall not be ashamed
When I look upon all Thy commandments.

7 I shall give thanks to Thee with uprightness of heart,
When I learn Thy righteous judgments.

8 I shall keep Thy statutes;
Do not forsake me utterly!

[NASB 1977]

Over the next 22 days it is my hope to soak in and meditate on Psalm 119.  This is the longest chapter of the Bible with 22 sections.  Each of the 22 sections is an acrostic in the original Hebrew language that alliterates each statement with one letter from the Hebrew Alphabet.

All of that is interesting for those that would like to know more about Biblical language.  My heart is to let these words rest on my soul and become planted deeply as I seek to know the Living LORD my God in a more personal way.  In sharing this, I hope it will encourage your pursuit as well.

“Our concern must be to enlarge our acquaintance, not simply with the doctrine of God’s attributes, but with the living God whose attributes they are.” – J.I. Packer, Knowing God