Vs. 99 — I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.
Verses 98, 99, 100.—Three sorts of men he mentioneth, “enemies,” “teachers,” “ancients”; the enemies excel in policy, teachers in doctrine, and ancients in counsel; and yet by the word was David made wiser than all these. Malice sharpens the wit of enemies, and teacheth them the arts of opposition; teachers are furnished with learning because of their office; and ancients grow wise by experience; yet David, by the study of the word, excelled all these. (The Complete Works of Thomas Manton. Vol. 7. London: James Nisbet & Co., 1872.)
Father, I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. Thank You for the grace that opened my eyes to understanding. I humbly admit that I am baffled at how much You have taught me through the years. This stubborn heart and selfish love for self should not, could not, behold such beauty and wisdom that the Holy Spirit has given me. Continue, I plead, to teach me and give me wisdom in this pilgrimage, not for my own exaltation, but to shine the light of the truth into this dark, dying world. Yet, I offer this same prayer on behalf of my wife and children, and yet also for all the saints, everywhere. To Christ be the glory! Amen!