Beth (Psalm 119:9-16)
How can a young man keep his way pure?
By living according to your word.
I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
Praise be to you, O Lord;
teach me your decrees.
With my lips I recount
all the laws that come from your mouth.
I rejoice in following your statutes
as one rejoices in great riches.
I meditate on your precepts
and consider your ways.
I delight in your decrees;
I will not neglect your word.
Lord the only way I can keep myself from being corrupted by this world is to live according to your word. The only way I can do that is to seek you with all that I have.
I can’t do this of my own strength, so I lean on you. And you are faithful…..
And I will speak of your faithfulness, as long as I have breath….
I delight in your “laws”, because you delight in me. As a father loves his children, so you love me. and your “laws” are set only to protect me from harm…..
I will not turn from your ways, for they are good….