The next stanza.
Your hands made me and fashioned me;
Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
May those who fear You see me and be glad,
Because I wait for Your word.
I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous,
And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
O may Your lovingkindness comfort me,
According to Your word to Your servant.
May Your compassion come to me that I may live,
For Your law is my delight.
May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie;
But I shall meditate on Your precepts.
May those who fear You turn to me,
Even those who know Your testimonies.
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes,
So that I will not be ashamed.
Look at how the Psalmist begins this stanza.
What does he base his requests upon?
“Your hand made and fashioned me…”
God made each of us.
The Word is clear about that.
The Psalmist is saying “you created me, now give me understanding”.
How is the Word described?
What did the Psalmist desire?
- Learning the commandments
- To be seen by those who fear the Lord, and be glad
- To wait for His Word
- Comfort of the lovingkindness of the Lord
- The compassion of the Lord
- The arrogant to be ashamed, for they lied about him
- To meditate upon the Lord’s precepts
- Those who feared the Lord to turn to Him
- A blameless heart as to the Lord’s statutes
- To be not ashamed
Lastly, what did the Psalmist declare about the Lord?
- The Lord’s judgments are righteous
- In faithfulness the Lord had afflicted him
This is the Lord we believe.
This is the Lord Who lives in us.
Why live in the flesh?
Live in the power of the Spirit.