176 words on 176 Verses.
“I will praise thee with uprightness of heart,
When I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.”
We come to the final word used as a synonym to the word ‘Word’ in Psalm 119, the word ‘Judgements’. Throughout the Psalm then we have seven synonyms all found in the first seven verses.
But though they are synonyms, that does not suggest they carry the same meaning, but certain it is that they carry with them the eternal characteristics of The Word of God. Judgements then carries with it the knowledge of a written law through which mankind is judged. A law not given by man, for man cannot judge eternal matters for other men, but yet a peer will indeed judge man, the man Christ Jesus, who is ‘The Word of God’.
The praising of him with uprightness of heart is come, not when we memorize his righteous judgements, but when we have learned them. This we keep within the context of experience, for any man can memorize the commandments of the Lord, but few there are who have learned them. Jesus our Lord “…learned he obedience by the things which he suffered” (Heb5:8).
Pr Edi Giudetti