Interesting that I began reading this psalm after having read Tab’s essay where she talks about the law. This psalm mentions the law a lot or alternatively statutes, precepts, decrees, commands as I was thinking about this it occurred to me that these things help us to know the character of God. Also I think it helps us with discernment if we know God’s law, that is, God would not lead us to do something against His character. This seems to come out in vs. 2 & 10 connect knowing God’s law/commands with seeking Him.

I was thinking recently about the fact that we are strangers on earth (“And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth” Hebrews 11:13) and this is also mentioned in v. 19. where perhaps the thought is because I am a stranger, I am in need of God’s direction.

During this next week I’ll be looking at Psalm 119 v.33-64. I’ll post about it next Thursday.