Yodh (Psalm 119:73-80)
Your hands made me and formed me;
give me understanding to learn your commands.
May those who fear you rejoice when they see me,
for I have put my hope in your word.
I know, O Lord, that your laws are righteous,
and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
May your unfailing love be my comfort,
according to your promise to your servant.
Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
for your law is my delight.
May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause;
but I will meditate on your precepts.
May those who fear you turn to me,
those who understand your statutes.
May my heart be blameless toward your decrees,
that I may not be put to shame.
Lord, I want to bring you glory.
I don’t want those who know you to rejoice when they see me for MY glory…
But for yours…..
May I bear fruit, in keeping your commands…
In walking in the Spirit, not in my flesh…..
It is not always easy….
But I find my strength in you….
I find my comfort in you…..
Your ways are my passion, my delight!
Lord, even those who mock me – may they bring you glory!
Not because of what I’ve done, or who I am…
But because YOU are faithful….
And because of you, I am able to resist temptation to fall and bring you shame….