Vs, 64 — The earth, O Lord, is full of Your mercy; Teach me Your statutes.

Charles Spurgeon:

David had been exiled, but he had never been driven beyond the range of mercy, for he found the world to be everywhere filled with it. He had wandered in deserts and hidden in caves, and there he had seen and felt the lovingkindness of the Lord. He had learned that far beyond the bounds of the land of promise and the race of Israel the love of Jehovah extended, and in this verse he expressed that large-hearted idea of God which is so seldom seen in the modern Jew. How sweet it is to us to know that not only is there mercy all over the world, but there is such an abundance of it that the earth is “full” of it. It is little wonder that the Psalmist, since he knew the Lord to be his portion, hoped to obtain a measure of this mercy for himself, and so was encouraged to pray, “teach me thy statutes.” It was to him the beau-ideal of mercy to be taught of God, and taught in God’s own law. He could not think of a greater mercy than this. Surely he who fills the universe with his grace will grant such a request as this to his own child. Let us breathe the desire to the All-merciful Jehovah, and we may be assured of its fulfilment.     (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, pp. 257–258). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)

Prayer:

The earth, O Lord, is full of Your mercy. Everywhere I look Your mercy is seen, even felt. All the good that we experience internally and externally is because of Your wonderful mercy. I will not be in fear of being out from under such loving mercy, and I will keep my heart fixed on the mercy seat where my Christ is–my propitiation. Such mercy; such kindness teaches me Your statutes. Teach me more about Your mercy. I want to learn the depths and beauty of mercy.

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