Vs. 109 — My life is continually in my hand, Yet I do not forget Your law.

Charles H. Spurgeon:

He lived in the midst of danger. He had to be always fighting for existence—hiding in caves, or contending in battles. This is a very uncomfortable and trying state of affairs, and men are apt to think any expedient justifiable by which they can end such a condition: but David did not turn aside to find safety in sin, for he says, “Yet do I not forget thy law.” They say that all things are fair in love and war; but the holy man thought not so: while he carried his life in his hand, he also carried the law in his heart. No danger of body should make us endanger our souls by forgetting that which is right. Trouble makes many a man forget his duty, and it would have had the same effect upon the Psalmist if he had not obtained quickening (verse 107) and teaching (verse 108). In his memory of the Lord’s law lay his safety; he was certain not to be forgotten of God, for God was not forgotten of him. It is a special proof of grace when nothing can drive truth out of our thoughts, or holiness out of our lives. If we remember the law even when death stares us in the face, we may be well assured that the Lord is remembering us. (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, pp. 343–344). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)


Father, grant me the grace to stand on Your word and not depart from righteousness so to ensure that justice and fairness is carried out … in my own eyes. Forgive me for righteous indignation and speaking as if I were omniscient–knowing everything about a circumstance and situation, or that I know the heart of a person and what You are doing in that soul and with his life. Keep Your law in my mind to guide my judgments. I have to rely on Your Spirit to keep me and carry me. Your kingdom come and manifest; Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven! Amen!


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