“Thou hast commanded us To keep thy precepts diligently.”
In days where iniquity seems to abound, this verse sounds a distant memory. Indeed, it is that God has commanded us, and done so throughout the passages of holy writ, to keep his precepts. This does not merely refer to holding them and trusting them, but obey them, and that with diligence.
It is God that the psalmist recalls had given this command, it did not come from a mere man or governor or ruler or earthly King, it came from the one who commanded light to be, from him who laid the foundations of the Earth and set the bounds of the seas, even this same who hangs the Earth upon nothing.
And he did not do this for his benefit, for if we sin how do we affect him? What can man do to alter God from being who he is? But his command was given for our benefit. Our diligent adherence to his precepts are given that we may be blessed, happy, undefiled and unspotted by the flesh.
Faithfulness then becomes our Joy.
Pr Edi Giudetti