Monday, February 22, 2010

Some thoughts on reading through 9-16

I am struck in reading the Threads assigned reading (Ps 119:9-16) today by a few things.

The declarative sentences. The author writes some things that are intensely personal and we get to overhear him.
>> I seek you
>> I have stored your word in my heart
>> I declare your rules
>> I delight in your testimonies
>> I will meditate
>> I will fix my eyes
>> I will delight in your statutes
>> I will not forget your word
Promises and statements. A bunch of them.

In the mix also are a few prayers...
>> Let me not wander from your commands
>> Teach me your statutes

Can I make the same statements? Can I pray the same prayers?