“I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.” Psalm 119:14
“Rejoice in following Your statutes” is the Psalmist’s confession that he takes more delight in the doctrines of God’s Word than he does in riches of the world. That which we have laid up in our hearts and upon which we have meditate will never be forgotten.
This psalm describes God’s universal actions and nature, which are offered to all people in His Word. It is difficult to date since no author is given. However, the Law’s central role in the author’s life and the opposition he faced fit well with the sixth or fifth century BC. The psalmist likely intends that his words of devotion be as timeless as the Word of God, which he loves. For example, in Psalm 119 alone, the author prays more than ten times that God would give him understanding, that he might rightly comprehend and learn the divine teaching.
God’s blessings on your day…