Thoughts On a Dying Society Whose Hope is The Law/Character Of God in the Christian Men Courageous Enough to Face the Beasts of the Sea & Land
It is such a suicidal irony that America has become too ignorant and slothful Spiritually and Biblically to comprehend a terrible joke played on them laughably, by “Conservative” leaders in this nation. What is that irony, what is that contradiction in the term stated and the imagery alluded to in the mind of the speaker? What I am speaking of is the term “Conservative”. This disgusting and perverse syncretistic terminology which political entities, such as the Republican Party, have taught the public to assume as synonymous with Christianity, reveals the magnitude of sloth and utter blindness endemic to the so-called “Christian Men” of this nation. These “men” of the conservative parties have the same Standard upon which they build their platform and power as the “liberal” “men” of leadership. Their standard is the fallen heart of man, not the Whole and Righteous Law of God which is the ONLY Standard which has been at work this whole time as this nation decays and rots into the shape of Ancient Rome, Mau’s China, the Soviet Union, Hitler’s Germany, Pol Pot’s Cambodia….these ALL built their nations on a Godless, pervert rich, violent, selfish, tyrannical, thieving, man-worshipping humanist religion….with man as the end standard for ALL said and done. The So Called “Christian” leader of the So Called “Christian Coalition” said it perfectly in ignorant evil he knew would not pierce the conscience of the moral idiots of this LAWLESS nation… “ I would rather vote for an unbeliever who had the political issues right than for a “Christian” who did not have the right approach to the issues…” . First of all, by what Standard did he choose? Had NOTHING to do with the Whole Law of God which is the very Grace that Christ Rose Again to Grant us so we were no longer under the Law for Judgment but under the BLESSING OF THE LAW, which is the revelation of the Character of God/Christ, for Validation that a portion of Christ’s Spirit was granted us and the Law written on our hearts….. but the only standard mentioned by the Christian Coalition man was his target’s yay or nay point of view on the “issues”. A Christian does not concern himself with the CONTROL of the ISSUES but the positioning of his Life before God Almighty Lawfully and then his Family, his Community, His State and then his Nation….LAWFULLY before God Almighty, according to a clear, concise and absolute Standard by which to gain insight into GOD’s will for him in ALL these situation’s. He does not legislate to control the situation but to position rightly his nation to follow the Moral Law of God most effectively so the Men and Husbands and Fathers of the nation can effectively Love and Nurture and Discipline unto Righteous and thriving Lives, their Families and Communities, as the Family is the PRIMARY FOUNDATION OF POWER in a nation. ANY tyranny is going to attack Family, just as Hitler had children turning in their mothers and fathers etc. and Hussein Obama’s own attacks with supporting Abortion so men do not take responsibility and Hussein Obama’s delight in blaspheming with sodomite perversion, God’s Image of His Relationship with the inner most persons of His Eternal Family within in the Institution where the Holy Roles of Man and Woman and Child are revealed, in MARRIAGE, as the foundational bedrock of Family unto the Glory of God and the Blessing of a Community and Nation. When you have a community of Family HUSBANDS and MEN OF GOD who know Biblically and adhere to the Law of God as it pertains to their lives as well as their view of God and His Sovereign control over Creation, who place first, all life lived unto love of God, then unto loving their wives fully and richly with spiritual leadership, then children, then community…you have men vested fully unto life and death, in the wellbeing of the lives they are RESPONSIBLE FULLY FOR. You cannot GET better leaders than those Blessed under lawful lives in Christ! They KNOW they are but unworthy servants doing their duty but they ALSO know that God Almighty is their RESOURCE FOR SERVICE. This Christian coalition figure did not know what a Christian is or what a Christian’s responsibilities are UNDER THE LAW OF GOD WHICH JESUS CHRIST FOLLOWED PERFECTLY SO HE COULD PASS THAT SPIRIT UNTO US….. a Christian looks at the way the people are to act and to respond in ANY given situation NOT HOW THEY SHOULD ACT IN THIS PARTICULAR SITUATION OR THAT, REGARDLESS OF ANY STANDARD, JUST AS LONG AS THE “ISSUE” TURNS OUT “RIGHT” according to the standard of their FLESH…NO! That is why you have a tyrannical Government America…you TRUST A MUSLIM SYMPATHIZING ARAB POSING AS A BLACK MAN FOR ADVANTAGE AND DECEPTION ALONE (Obama is 40+% Arab and less than 7% Black), INSTEAD OF GOD ALMIGHTY.
Apostate and blasphemous pastors, since the early 1800s, have been willing and self glorifying participants in the infection and infestation of America’s Christian Church with Man Worship, the religion coined by the Supreme Court of the United States of America, as the “Religion of Humanism”. Overt as well as the covert deception of congregations throughout this land has been rampant and burgeoned like cancer. Americans accepted their blessings from God as they rose from the obscurity of persecuted Christians fleeing this Humanist tyranny of the Roman Catholic domination of Europe, for Roman Catholicism was a system which had absolutely nothing to do with the Bible or Jesus Christ. If a man was caught with the Bible during the last 700 years before the Reformation in Europe, he faced a horrifying death at the hands of Roman Catholic authorities. If a man wanted to sleep with his neighbor’s wife or to steal from the herd of a nearby farm or to beat an enemy within inches of his life, he had but to purchase and indulgence which was a pretty piece of paper granted en masse when the Pope needed money to finance his Roman brothel. The indulgence actually had the person’s spiritual death warrant on it before the true God of the Bible, which the Roman Catholic apostates disguised as license to sin; the worst of sins, claiming God’s participation and permission in sinning. Now you understand why the Bible had become an illegal book under the Roman Catholic Church as it is becoming now an illegal book in America, under American laws glorifying homosexuality, child murder, the invasion of an illegal Army from multiple nations, the theft of over half of many Americans’ income in taxation, the prohibition of ownership of property, this through taxation which amounts to a citizen “renting” property from the government with the threat of expulsion if that rent through taxation is not paid and this so a Godly Family cannot set roots in an area because an ungodly group of people living together sets no roots anyway? The Bible speaks against all these…. The Bible speaks against America itself as a pagan, man-worshiping and apostate land; a land filled with irresponsible, God-less, hypocritical and effeminate men both in and out of the Church because they have absolutely no STANDARD to stand upon anymore. This comes back to the apostate pastors.
In the 1800s, with the evolution myth infecting the perverse mind of fallen man, those pastors who wanted to feed the foundations of sin in themselves… Pride – Pleasure – Power, took note of how satanic and clever evolution was, even though it broke the 2nd law of thermodynamics which cannot be broken and spoke of genetic changes magically popping up out of thin air. A system cannot gain in efficiency or effectiveness unto higher or more complex beings or elements of that system over time, but depletes in both, as the universe is decaying from organization to less organization which science defines by entropy in scientific terms and as it was known and disseminated thousands of years earlier in the Bible, because of sin, which is the origin of entropy. The pastors saw how evolution led to the conclusion that men thousands of years prior to today were basically bumbling idiots who couldn’t take care of themselves or write a sentence. Until it was discovered through archaeological digs in the late 1800s, that men from the time of Moses did quite a fine job of writing and constructing large societies and governing massive nations, the scientific priests of Humanism/man-worship said that the Pentateuch could not have been written by Moses, as he knew not how to write! This arrogance and perversity regarding mankind in regard to evolutionary thought inspired pastors to begin severing the link between the Grace that Christ gives us in salvation and the Moral Law of God. The Moral Law of God is the very Character of God and the nature Christ places within us when he grants a portion of his Living Spirit to an Elect. As pride and the lust for power rotted the pastorate’s integrity of moral foundation in the Law of God, they saw that the greatest barrier to their power and pride and pleasure being fed without measure, was the Standard by which any and every Christian determines the nature of his own heart in Blessed Assurance and the condition of his relationship with God Almighty in Jesus Christ…. That Standard was and is The Moral Law of God stated in the 10 Commandments as a summary of the Whole Law and further summarized by Jesus Christ here…
Matthew 22:34-40 (NASB)
34 But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together.
35 One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him,
36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”
37 And He said to him, ” ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’
38 “This is the great and foremost commandment.
39 “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’
40 “On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”
These perverse fools in the pastorate thought “if I could but obfuscate and then destroy the Standard which determines objectively if a person had been granted Life by Jesus Christ or if he remains in spiritual death and the potential of eternal damnation….” YES AMERICA, God does create REPROBATES which will be DAMNED, unto the glory of God’s Justice, no matter what the rotted carcasses speak from blasphemous pulpits of “universal salvation” say, which Satan himself proclaimed with great zeal to Adam and Eve……
Genesis 3:4 (NASB) The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die!
The reason these apostate pastors did then and continue now to speak derisively regarding the Whole Law of God, which Christ glorified as an absolute and Fulfilled in the Sacrificial portion*, is because the more they make the Church or the Body of Christ, look like the world and not like Christ (whose Character IS REVEALED IN THE LAW OF GOD), the more persons of perverse and wicked hearts they could bring into their congregations and thus the more glory they accumulate to themselves, the more power they attain unto control of these people’s lives and the more they can glorify even their own attributes of sin, because the Standard is cast out which unequivocally reveals the heart and mind and Spirit which Christ Jesus revealed in himself as he walked the earth and which he grants to those written in the Book of Life.
* Matthew 5:17-18 (NASB) Jesus Said:
17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.
18 “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
The law was granted mankind to reveal the grotesque, perverse and intransigent nature of this fallen heart.
Romans 8:6 (NASB) For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
As you see in the above verse, there is no “Altar Call” to a reprobate in order for him to tell Jesus it’s time to save him and that Jesus is now allowed to do his part! No. The REPROBATE CANNOT PLEASE GOD/TELL JESUS TO SAVE HIM NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES HE WALKS THE AISLE OR GETS DUNKED IN THE BAPTISMAL POOL!
When we are granted a Living Spirit by Christ, we are granted “eyes to see and ears to hear”. In other words we are granted as a part of our portion of Christ’s Spirit, a new and living sense called Faith, through which our other 5 senses of the dead flesh are filtered and through which all of our thoughts, words and actions are filtered and, much of the time, brought captive to Christ and Righteousness in our thoughts, speech and actions; Whereas before we had only the 5 senses of the flesh to interpret the world around us, and a body of lust’s with no governor but a broken conscience.
Christ described here, his granting of a Living Spirit unto Regeneration or rebirth. Nicodemus could not understand rebirth as he was thinking in terms of the flesh, so Jesus explained that one must be born of water/flesh and then being born of the Spirit/portion of Christ’s Spirit, in order to be of Christ’s Family and Kingdom.
John 3:5 (NASB) Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
Here below we see the progression of salvation in Ephesians as Paul speaks of the Grace of Regeneration first, as the Elect is given a Living Spirit from Christ’s. As the Spirit within the spiritual newborn begins its life using its spiritual sense of Faith, the words of Scripture which the newborn reads and has read before, erupt in the fullness of their meaning and REPENTANCE rises from viewing oneself as the perverse dead soul one was and BELIEF and HUMILITY rises from seeing not just the words describing Christ but experiencing the fullness of the portion of Christ’s Spirit within granting an entirely new personhood to the believer
Ephesians 2:8 (NASB) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
In Ephesians 2:10 we come face-to-face with the truth of God’s absolute sovereignty. There is not one thought, word, action, event, natural disaster, war, terrorist attack etc. etc. which is not predestined for the glory of God and thus for good and for the good of those who belong to him as his very children. Do not think as the fools who arrogantly glorify themselves and cast derision on those who glorify God as absolute and sovereign… As he always has been and always will be.
Philippians 2:13 (NASB) for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
Anything that rises in man, rises from God. That which is sin is not what is done but the attitude with which is done. Read Isaiah 10 regarding the Assyrian King who destroyed the Northern Kingdom of Israel at God’s Command for JUST PUNISHMENT of their grotesque perversion and apostasy, but the Assyrian King did NOT do the Foreordained act for God’s reasons of Justice but for greed, lust, power, pleasure, murder etc. so that king would be punished for his sin too, but the act was in Righteousness from God’s Sovereign decree for its execution unto the Glory of His Justice. ALL IS DECREED BY GOD PERIOD…and ALL FOR GOOD and His Glory! STOP LOOKING through the eyes of this sickly and perverse land and its slithering apostate, LAW HATING PASTORS! They HATE that which is the foundation and verification in Blessed Assurance of your Salvation!
1 Peter 4:17 (NASB) For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Romans 14:23 (NASB) But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin.
Matthew 12:35 (NASB) “The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.
Matthew 19:17 (NASB) And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”
God decrees all things and all things will work out for his glory and for the good of those who belong to him, even the fact that Barack Hussein Obama, a Muslim sympathizing Arab posing as a black man to deceive the black population, a man who glories in defying God and blaspheming God to his face as in the instance of saying “God bless you planned parenthood”, the child slaughter factory which your tax dollars pay for. This man is in office by the decree of God before time, to hold up a mirror to America and to reveal what America has become and the disgusting perverts we commission to lead us as a nation. Hussein Obama is in office as a deep and cutting judgment to either send this nation into a death spiral unrecoverable or as a catalyst for action commensurate with the Reformation of the 1500s-1600’s, which the government schools would never teach to our children because of the fear of being overthrown without a shot fired, by men indwelt by the Living Spirit and nurtured by Christ through the Holy Spirit unto Sanctification which is to be set apart unto Righteousness.
The judgment that we look at each day on the Joseph Goebbels-esque propaganda machine called “media” is a Satanic Bible for those who hate God and want to forget that fact and believe that man is sovereign and can save himself. The Moral Law of God is the standard by which all things are judged. Everything you see on TV is a thought which one will be accountable for; just because you have become used to it does NOT make it less damning, it just sears your conscience. I use the TV as a course on sin and its consequences, on a suicidal life and the hellish fear and pain of defying God. There is nothing upon this earth or in this universe which will be exempt from either being burned up in the Consuming Fire of God’s just judgment as a part of sin or which will be maintained for all eternity unto his glory and the joy of his children…THE LINE or ANTITHESIS between Good and Evil is CLEAR.
The apostate pastors of this land hate you. Any pastor who gives any indication that man has any significance apart from God Almighty is an arrogant fool and indicating the mind of a Reprobate Soul because any man who ostensibly has significance apart from God, in as much as he has significance APART FROM GOD’s FOUNDATION AND GOVERNING LAW, he is a Standard unto himself and can act and declare good and evil apart from God. That is not freedom, that is sovereignty and that is the lie that the apostate pastor will tell you. Freedom is the ability to act according to one’s character without coercion or a volitional inhibiting factor acting on you and according to one’s limited capacities within a given reality under the control and governance of a Law governing continuity of being in that reality (the Moral Law of God); Sovereignty on the other hand is the ability to act according to one’s character, without any other limiting factor than one’s commitment to one’s own character as a Law and THAT MY FRIEND IS THE TRUE FREEDOM OFFERED BY JESUS CHRIST AS WHEN WE HAVE HIS CHARACTER WE CAN ACT IN ACCORD WITH OUR CHARACTER AS LONG, AS FAR, AS WIDE AND AS DEEP AS WE WISH IN TOTAL FREEDOM AS THERE ARE NO LAWS AGAINST THE FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT!! Galatians 5:22 (NASB) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ARE YOU GETTING IT? DO YOU SEE WHAT THIS NATION HAS STOLEN FROM YOU with its apostate pastors and pervert leaders and effeminate “men”?
Man has freedom to act according the character granted him but he is not free from the consequence of not thinking, speaking and acting according to the Moral Law of God and that is exactly what the apostate pastor does not want you to know. This nation believes that man can create his own standard based upon the fleshly evil which has destroyed EVERY NATION WHICH HAS EVER BUILT ITS SOCIETY ON MAN’S LUSTS, DESIRES, VIOLENCE (50 MILL BABIES SLAUGHTERED) SLOTH AND PERVERSION.
Why do you think history was taken out of the schools by the government on the philosophical urgings of John Dewey, who thought Families the greatest barrier to government taking full control of society and one world government because the Lord God leads the Family through Christ to the Husband who lays his Life down in Spiritual Leadership for his Wife by washing her in the Living Water which is the Word as Christ did His Bride the Church and she has the power of Creation which is Godly Submission as this calls forth through her Righteous and glorious Beauty in Christ, the Husband’s Strength to exude upon their home and their relationship and the world around them, the very Righteousness she represents in beauty and wisdom. She gives a calling forth and purpose to his Strength in Righteousness and he gives a glorious accounting and appreciation of her beauty and Righteousness in his actions to nurture and love and provide safety and continuity for her at home, in their children and into the community.
The government and schools and media KNOW this is the TRUE SEAT OF POWER and know that the more they attack it and make people believe it is a dying concept, the more they can enslave people to evil and death and tyranny, for apart from Righteousness/The Moral Law of God, there IS NO FREEDOM as any act apart from it assigns you over to JUDGMENT as THIS IS GOD’s WORLD NOT MAN’s. They can never truly kill FAMILY of course as it is God’s and he ALWAYS keeps a remnant.Regarding the government’s hatred of history which shows the consequence of their current course, if we do not know the past, then how can we see what the consequences of man’s sins are?? If we think as evolution says, that man is somehow evolving into a better being, then we are going to despise the past and let them throw it out. That glorious wisdom gets lost which was accrued through the ages as God has revealed Himself to man progressively up to the Christ, the Hope and Rock of Ages bringing the final period of Grace to all mankind. The ONLY Standard God puts forth is His Whole Law which is the expression of His Character and the very Grace which Christ bestows on the Elect. It is a precise and lovely description of our Father’s Majesty and Absolute Power and Righteousness and Grace and Mercy in Love supported and manifested by Truth. When an apostate pastor says he is not under the law but under Grace, his purpose is casting aside the Law and replacing it with being “led by the spirit”, which is the spirit of death, because the ONLY Spirit which guides a True Christian’s Spirit deeper into Righteous Sanctification, has ONE STANDARD by which he brings sustenance and strength for growth toward Christlikeness and that Standard IS CHRISTLIKENESS or RIGHTEOUSNESS or THE CHARACTER OF GOD or THE WHOLE LAW OF GOD …..ALL ARE THE SAME THING. Unless your pastor tells you that the humanist/Arminian leaning churches (IN THE SLIGHTEST WAY!) are apostate, these Churches which have led to this nation’s weak and effeminate “men” of God because they do not FIRMLY STAND ON THE WHOLE LAW OF GOD, then you need to either discipline the man unto proper teaching or find a REFORMATION/REFORMED Church that will teach you what a MAN of God looks like. Do NOT go to a Creedless Church!! If you do and they say we just use the Bible…well man is given a mind to examine Scripture in Truth and the Reformation was a time of Grace unmatched since Christ and the writings in the Reformed Creeds and Confessions which rose from then are VERY HELPFUL TOOLS to use in approaching the Bible regarding questions we might have or a systematic study of it. They are ALL founded in validity ONLY ON SCRIPTURE and NOT THE IMAGINATIONS OF MEN. Those Churches who are NOT led by a Reformation creed and confession are lax and free to approach the Bible from ANY ANGLE the HUMAN MIND THINKS UP AND NO- NO -NO….that is NOT GOOD and you are likely going to a Church whose creed is the HEART OF MAN!
God did not allow for NO REASON such Bible affirming and God’s Sovereignty affirming documents such as the 1646 EDITION (NOT THE NEW “Revised” SHREDDED ONES!) of the Westminster Standards, to come out of the Reformation which founded our nation, …they help the people see the Bible as an organized and COMPLETELY INTRADEPENDENT WHOLE from Genesis to Revelation. It is time to put a stop to the FOOLS who claim pastoral position when they worship and magnify MAN OVER GOD and STRIP the Whole Law of God from the PEOPLE which is the VERY GRACE JESUS GAVE US AS OUR CHARACTER, the Law Written on Our Hearts!!!
Jeremiah 31:33 (NASB) “But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the LORD, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
The WHOLE Law is useful as even the fulfilled Sacrificial Law shows the majesty and absolute division, which is called the ANTITHESIS, between Good and Evil and the fact that only DEATH pays the price for transgression of the Law in ONE POINT, for if you break it at one point, God is PERFECT and thus you have broken it in ALL POINTS! It shows that SPIRITUAL DEATH IS EVERY MAN’s LOT at BIRTH AND ONLY THOSE ELECT BY GRACE ALONE who come to receive FIRST, the atoning death which cleansed us of sin but this would have left us back in ADAM’s state AND ABLE TO FALL AGAIN…and THUS SECOND, we Elect receive the even MORE IMPORTANT GIFT GIVEN BY CHRIST, FROM HIS LIVING A PERFECTLY LAWFUL LIFE BEFORE GOD and that FROM HIS RIGHTEOUS HEART WHICH ONLY COMES FROM A LIVING SPIRIT…and thus when the sins were paid for and He cried out “IT IS FINISHED” FROM THE CROSS, God the Father DECLARED HIM “ETERNALLY RIGHTEOUS” AS A MAN (which would have been Adam’s lot if he had not sinned during the probationary period) AND called out to His Perfect Son which NO sin blemished…
Psalm 110:1 (NASB) The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” 2 The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of Your enemies.” 3 Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew.
Why will Jesus’ people, His adopted Family, “volunteer Freely” in the day of his power? BECAUSE HE GRANTS THEM A PORTION OF THE VERY PERFECTLY LAWFUL SPIRIT WHICH IS HIS, that we may begin to grow into the VERY CHARACTER OF GOD WITHIN OURSELVES and to LOVE THE LAW which reveals that Character and thus to be forever in Relationship with a PERFECT AND HOLY GOD like the Psalmist David!
Psalm 119:1 (NASB) How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the LORD. 2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart. 3 They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways. 4 You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently. 5 Oh that my ways may be established To keep Your statutes! 6 Then I shall not be ashamed When I look upon all Your commandments. 7 I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments. 8 I shall keep Your statutes; Do not forsake me utterly! 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. 10 With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. 11 Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. 12 Blessed are You, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes. 13 With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Your mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways. 16 I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. 17 Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word. 18 Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law. 19 I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me. 20 My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times. 21 You rebuke the arrogant, the cursed, Who wander from Your commandments. 22 Take away reproach and contempt from me, For I observe Your testimonies. 23 Even though princes sit and talk against me, Your servant meditates on Your statutes. 24 Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors. 25 My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Your word. 26 I have told of my ways, and You have answered me; Teach me Your statutes. 27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on Your wonders. 28 My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word. 29 Remove the false way from me, And graciously grant me Your law. 30 I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Your ordinances before me. 31 I cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame! 32 I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart. 33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, that I may observe Your law And keep it with all my heart. 35 Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it. 36 Incline my heart to Your testimonies And not to dishonest gain. 37 Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways. 38 Establish Your word to Your servant, As that which produces reverence for You. 39 Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your ordinances are good. 40 Behold, I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness. 41 May Your lovingkindnesses also come to me, O LORD, Your salvation according to Your word; 42 So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word. 43 And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Your ordinances. 44 So I will keep Your law continually, Forever and ever. 45 And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts. 46 I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And shall not be ashamed. 47 I shall delight in Your commandments, Which I love. 48 And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, Which I love; And I will meditate on Your statutes. 49 Remember the word to Your servant, In which You have made me hope. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me. 51 The arrogant utterly deride me, Yet I do not turn aside from Your law. 52 I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O LORD, And comfort myself. 53 Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked, Who forsake Your law. 54 Your statutes are my songs In the house of my pilgrimage. 55 O LORD, I remember Your name in the night, And keep Your law. 56 This has become mine, That I observe Your precepts. 57 The LORD is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words. 58 I sought Your favor with all my heart; Be gracious to me according to Your word. 59 I considered my ways And turned my feet to Your testimonies. 60 I hastened and did not delay To keep Your commandments. 61 The cords of the wicked have encircled me, But I have not forgotten Your law. 62 At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous ordinances. 63 I am a companion of all those who fear You, And of those who keep Your precepts. 64 The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O LORD; Teach me Your statutes. 65 You have dealt well with Your servant, O LORD, according to Your word. 66 Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments. 67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word. 68 You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes. 69 The arrogant have forged a lie against me; With all my heart I will observe Your precepts. 70 Their heart is covered with fat, But I delight in Your law. 71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes. 72 The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces. 73 Your hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments. 74 May those who fear You see me and be glad, Because I wait for Your word. 75 I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are righteous, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me. 76 O may Your lovingkindness comfort me, According to Your word to Your servant. 77 May Your compassion come to me that I may live, For Your law is my delight. 78 May the arrogant be ashamed, for they subvert me with a lie; But I shall meditate on Your precepts. 79 May those who fear You turn to me, Even those who know Your testimonies. 80 May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed.