The Longings of Loyalty

Steve Price
27th August 2017

The Longings of Loyalty

Psalm 119:121-136

121 I have done what is righteous and just;
do not leave me to my oppressors.
122  Ensure your servant’s well-being;
let not the arrogant oppress me.
123  My eyes fail, looking for your salvation,
looking for your righteous promise.

124 Deal with your servant according to your love
and teach me your decrees.
125  I am your servant; give me discernment
that I may understand your statutes.
126  It is time for you to act, O LORD ;
your law is being broken.

127 Because I love your commands
more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 and because I consider all your precepts right,
I hate every wrong path.

129 Your statutes are wonderful;
therefore I obey them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant,
longing for your commands.

132 Turn to me and have mercy on me,
as you always do to those who love your name.
133 Direct my footsteps according to your word;
let no sin rule over me.
134 Redeem me from the oppression of men,
that I may obey your precepts.

135 Make your face shine upon your servant
and teach me your decrees.
136 Streams of tears flow from my eyes,
for your law is not obeyed.