Psalm 119: מ Mem(b)

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101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.

102 I have not departed from thy judgments, for thou hast taught me.

103 How sweet have been thy spoken words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

104 Through thy precepts I have obtained understanding; therefore I have hated every false way.  [Jubilee Bible 2000]

Meh… Move along, nothing to see here.

Ok, that’s not quite fair.  I am just past the half-way point in this journey.  Why should I be surprised that the psalmist keeps coming back to the same themes.  Some days I find nuggets of wisdom just strewn out in the open. Some days I really need to dig to find those points of inspiration.  Some days (like today) that I there is nothing new to be found.

And I guess that’s ok.  I am reading poetry originlly written well over 2000 years ago.  It is amazing that I find anything in any of the stanzas with which I resonate.  Even today, I recognize (although actively reject) the feelings expressed in today’s verses.  I routinely see (both in others and in myself) the (self?) delusion that we can earn God’s love/protection by doing His will.

Today’s verses may not inspire me through their words, but there is something awesome (true meaning of the word) about the immutability of the core essence of the human mind and soul.

What do you think?