Psalm 119:1-8; Aleph and the source for blessing in life

Psalm 119 is an amazing example of how our God relates to and guides us.  As we noted in the comments section under the first post, the structure of this psalm has stanzas which are headed by each letter of the Hebrew alphabet.  Verses 1-8 is Aleph (or “A”).  These verses begin much the same way as Jesus does with the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7.  The “blessed are those” phrases in both places set the stage for the person whose heart attitude is ready, able and willing to receive God’s promised blessings.  Look at the attitude ready to receive and relate to the personal teaching of almighty God.  Those who live blamelessly, walk in the law of the Lord, observe God’s testimonies, seek God, walk in God’s ways, ordain and keep God’s precepts statutes and commandments, give thanks and learn God’s judgements are ready to relate to and receive His teaching.  Our preparatory responsibility is to live, walk, observe, seek and keep what we are taught.  It is God’s responsibility to supply and implant the life changing truths of His law, testimonies, ways, precepts, statutes, commandments and judgements.  This interaction between our responsibility and God as the source of implanting truth is what will flesh out in the verses that follow.  God is faithful to lead, teach and supply those who are willing to seek and follow.  We do not have to be perfect, just willing.

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