From Mark Booker
Psalm 119.17-32: This part of the psalm speaks of delight, desperation and dependence - themes that come up throughout the psalm. Delight: "My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times" (v20). "Your testimonies are my delight" (v24). Desperation: "My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!" (v25). "My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!" (v28). "I cling to your testimonies" (v31). Dependence: "Open my eyes" (v18). "Teach me your statutes!" (v26). "Graciously teach me your law" (v29). "I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart" (v32). In all things, the psalmist looks to God and his instruction (law, commandments, statues, rules, testimonies, precepts) for life. Do we take that kind of delight in God's instruction? Do we have that sense of desperation for God to act? Do we know that kind of dependence upon God to grow us and teach us?
Deuteronomy 1.19-33: Listen to today's sermon.