Vs. 44 — So shall I keep Your law continually, Forever and ever.
Charles H. Spurgeon:
Nothing more effectually binds a man to the way of the Lord than an experience of the truth of his word, embodied in the form of mercies and deliverances. Not only does the Lord’s faithfulness open our mouths against his adversaries, but it also knits our hearts to his fear, and makes our union with him more and more intense. Great mercies lead us to feel an inexpressible gratitude which, failing to utter itself in time, promises to engross eternity with praises. To a heart on flame with thankfulness, the “always, unto eternity and perpetuity” of the text will not seem to be redundant; yea, the hyperbole of Addison in his famous verse will only appear to be solid sense:—
“Through all eternity to thee
A joyful song I’ll raise;
But oh! eternity’s too short
To utter all thy praise.”
You, O’ God, have revealed to me the beauty of Your ordinances, law, testimonies, and statutes. They are perfect, and therefore I see in them Your perfections. In them I will hope. I have learned by the Spirit of Truth the righteousness of Your word, and so shall I keep Your law continually, Forever and ever.