Blessed is the man who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of that fact . (George Eliot, Popular Quotations for All uses).
This last stanza of this great psalm serves as a doxology to sum up many of the themes of Psalm 119. The tone is one of humble petition rather than arrogant demanding.
1. How to have intimate communication with the Lord (vv. 169-172).
i. “Let my cry come near before Thee ...” (v. 169a).
ii. “Let my supplication come before Thee ...” (v. 170a).
b. Listening to His Word
i. “... give me understanding according to Thy Word” (v. 169b).
ii. “... deliver me according to Thy Word (v. 170b).
i. “My lips shall utter praise ...” (v. 171a).
ii. “My tongue shall speak of Thy Word ...” (v. 172a).
d. Learning His commandments
i. “... when Thou has taught me Thy statutes.” (v. 171b).
ii. “... for all thy commandments are righteousness (v. 172b).
2. How to focus on God’s Word (vv. 173-176).
a. Our priority
“Let thine hand help me, for I have chosen Thy precepts” (v. 173).
b. Our delight
“I have longed for Thy salvation, O Lord; and Thy law is my delight” (v. 174).
c. Our sufficiency
“Let my soul live, and it shall praise Thee; let Thy judgments help me.” (v. 175).
d. Our perseverance
“... seek Thy servant for I do not forget thy commandments” (v. 176).
The only thing that I do not want is what God does not want me to have. It is so easy to have a “give me” attitude rather than a “show me” attitude.
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Psalms 118:10-18You Can’t Keep The Battle to Yourself
Psalms 118:15-29You Can’t Keep the Battle to Yourself
Psalms 119:1-8Praise For The Word of God
Psalms 119:9-24Cleansing by God’s Word
Psalms 119:17-24Appreciation of God’s Word
Psalms 119:25-40Prayer For Understanding God’s Word
Psalms 119:33-40Loyalty to God’s Word
Psalms 119:41-48Praise For God’s Word
Psalms 119:49-56Hope From God’s Word
Psalms 119:57-64Obedience to God’s Word
Psalms 119:65-72Trust in God’s Word
Psalms 119:73-88Hope in God’s Word
Psalms 119:81-88God’s Word Is Faithful
Psalms 119:89-104God’s Word is Sure
Psalms 119:97-104God’s Word is Sweet
Psalms 119:105-120God’s Word Is Awesome
Psalms 119:113-120God’s Word is Awesome
Psalms 119:121-136God’s Word Protects From Oppressors
Psalms 119:129-136God’s Word is Wonderful
Psalms 119:137-152God’s Word is True
Psalms 119:145-152God’s Word is True
Psalms 119:153-160Love For God’s Word
Psalms 119:161-168Rejoicing in God’s Word
Psalms 119:169-176Deliverance From God’s Word
Psalms 120:1-8A Prayer For Help
Psalms 121:1-8The Lord Will Protect
Psalms 122:1-4A Prayer for Mercy