We usually think that laws are made for people’s safety or to establish acceptable standards of behavior. We believe if people abide by the laws, everyday living to go more smoothly and people will be treated more fairly. However, what about the God’s laws? Might they be established for similar reasons? This passage indicates meditating on God’s laws and observing His commands will make us wiser, give us more insight, help us to understand things better, and teach us how to live. Sweet! Sounds like a plan!
97 Oh, how I love your law!
I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commands are always with me
and make me wiser than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
for I obey your precepts.
101 I have kept my feet from every evil path
so that I might obey your word.
102 I have not departed from your laws,
for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 I gain understanding from your precepts;
therefore I hate every wrong path.
Psalm 119:97-104 (NIV)