This psalm is an acrostic poem. Each stanza begins with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
73 Your hands made me and formed me;
give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me,
for I have put my hope in your word.
75 I know, Lord, that your laws are righteous,
and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 May your unfailing love be my comfort,
according to your promise to your servant.
77 Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
for your law is my delight.
78 May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause;
but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 May those who fear you turn to me,
those who understand your statutes.
80 May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees,
that I may not be put to shame. Psalm 119:73-80
We all know the Word of God is powerful. We know it can change even the hardest of hearts.
But the Word of God is also something we can cherish and delight in. In it we can laugh over the silliness of what people have asked God through the years. We smile at those who bargained with God. We shake our heads at the boldness and audacity some Bible characters had. Perhaps even God gets a chuckle as we mumble our way through the Old Testament genealogies. Perhaps even He gets delight when we read and ponder passages of Scripture.
Take a few minutes to delight once again in God’s Word as you immerse yourself in it and come away with golden nuggets.
And while we’re at it:
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4