Good morning brothers and sisters. Here we are to the longest chapter of the Bible. It may be the longest but it has some of the most wonderful verses in it. It is one that every Christian heart should be geared to. Read it slowly, read it with your whole heart and like always lets give out our morning shout. "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles! Laud Him, all you peoples! For His merciful kindness is great towards us, and the truth of the Lord endures forever! Praise the Lord! Psalm117:1-2. Now on to the scripture at hand. Don't be quick to overlook it because it is long. It will restore your heart. It will make you glad. We will divide this into two days. But read it all.
1- Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord!
2- Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek with the whole heart!
3- They also do no iniquity, they walk in His ways.
4- You have commanded us to keep Your precepts diligently.
5- Oh, that y ways were directed to keep Your statutes.
6- Then I would not be ashamed, when I look into all Your commandments.
7- I will praise You with uprightness of heart, when I learn Your righteous judgements.
8- I will keep Your statutes, oh, do not forsake my utterly!
9- How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
10- With my whole heart I have sought You, oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
11- Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.
12- Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your statutes.
13- With my lips I have declared all the judgements of Your mouth.
14- I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches.
15- I will meditate on Your precepts and contemplate Your ways.
16- I will delight myself in Your statutes. I will not forget Your word.
17- Deal bountifully with Your servant that I may live and keep Your word.
18- Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from Your law.
19- I am a stranger in the earth, do not hide Your commandments from me.
20- My soul breaks with longing for Your judgements at all times.
21- You rebuke the proud, the cursed, who stray from Your commandments.
22- Remove from me reproach and contempt for I have kept Your testimonies.
23- Princes also sit and speak against me, but Your servant meditates on Your statutes.
24- Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.
25- My soul clings to the dust, revive me according to Your word.
26- I have declared my ways and You answered me. Teach me Your statutes.
27- Make me understand the way of Your precepts so shall I meditate on Your wonderful works.
28- My soul melts from heaviness, strengthen me according to Your word.
29- Remove from me the way of lying and grant me Your law graciously.
30- I have chosen the way of truth, Your judgements I have laid before me.
31- I cling to Your testimonies, O Lord, do not put me to shame!
32- I will run the course of Your commandments, for You shall enlarge my heart.
33- Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes and I shall keep it to the end.
34- Give me understanding and I shall keep Your law. Indeed I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35- Make me walk in the path of Your commandments for I delight in it.
36- Incline my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetousness.
37- Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things and revive me in Your way.
38- Establish Your word to Your servant, who is devoted to fearing You.
39- Turn away my reproach which I dread, for Your judgements are good.
40- Behold, I long for Your precepts, revive me in Your righteousness.
41- Let Your mercies come also to me, O Lord, Your salvation according to Your word.
42- So shall I have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in Your word.
43- And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth. for I have hoped in Your ordinances.
44- So shall I keep Your law continually, forever and ever.
45- And I will walk at liberty for I seek Your precepts.
46- I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings and will not be ashamed.
47- And I will delight myself in Your commandments, which I love.
48- My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on Your statutes.
49- Remember the word to Your servant, upon which You have caused me to hope.
50- This is my comfort in my affliction for Your word has given me life.
51- The proud have me in great derision, yet I do not turn aside from Your law.
52- I remembered Your judgements of old, O Lord, and have comforted myself.
53- Indignation has taken hold of me because of the wicked who forsake Your law.
54- Your statutes have been my sons in the house of my pilgrimage.
55- I remember Your name in the night, O Lord, and I keep Your law.
56- This has become mine because I kept Your precepts.
57- You are my portion, O Lord, I have said that I would keep Your words.
58- I entreated Your favor with my whole heart, be merciful to me according to Your word.
59- I thought about my ways and turned my fee to Your testimonies.
60- I made hast and did not delay to keep Your commandments.
61- The cords of the wicked have bound me but I have not forgotten Your law.
62- At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You because of Your righteous judgements.
63- I am a companion of all who fear You and of those who keep Your precepts.
64- The earth, O Lord, is full of Your mercy. Teach me Your statutes.
65- You have dealt well with Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word.
66- Teach me good judgement and knowledge for I believe Your commandments.
67- Before I was afflicted I went astray but now I keep Your word.
68- You are good and do good, teach me Your statutes.
69- The proud have forged a lie against me but I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.
70- Their heart is as fat as grease but I delight in Your law.
71- It is good for me that I have been afflicted that I may learn Your statutes.
72- The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of coins of gold and silver.
73- Your hands have made me and fashioned me, give me understanding that I may learn Your commandments.
74- Those who fear You will be glad when they see me because I have hoped in Your word.
75- I know, O Lord, that Your judgements are right and that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
76- Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort according to Your word to Your servant.
77- Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live for Your law is my delight.
78- Let the proud be ashamed for they treated me wrongfully with falsehood but I will meditate on Your precepts.
79- Let those who fear You turn to me, those who know Your testimonies.
80- Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes that I may not be ashamed.
81- My soul faints for Your salvation but I hope in Your word.
82- My eyes fail from searching Your word, saying, "when will You comfort me?"
83- For I have become like a wineskin in smoke, yet I do not forget Your statutes.
84- How many are the days of Your servant? When will You execute judgement on those who persecute me?
85- The proud have dug pits for me which is not according to Your law.
86- All Your commandments are faithful. They persecute me wrongfully, help me!
87- They almost made an end of me on earth but I did not forsake Your precepts.
88- Revive me according to Your loving kindness so that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.
We will stop there. Tomorrow we will do the next 88 verses. Look who this Psalm is all about. God teaching us. He can do it if we will open ourselves up to hearing it. Have a blessed day and rise up child of God, rise up!