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.
41 May your unfailing love come to me, Lord,
your salvation, according to your promise;
42 then I can answer anyone who taunts me,
for I trust in your word.
43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth,
for I have put my hope in your laws.
44 I will always obey your law,
for ever and ever.
45 I will walk about in freedom,
for I have sought out your precepts.
46 I will speak of your statutes before kings
and will not be put to shame,
47 for I delight in your commands
because I love them.
48 I reach out for your commands, which I love,
that I may meditate on your decrees. Psalm 119:41-48
Believers, however, know the truth.
We’re free from the sin and destruction that used to bind us.
We’re free to be vulnerable about our spiritual lives.
We can have a clear conscience when we lay our heads on the pillow each night.
We’re free to experience happiness without the aid of strong drink or drugs.
We’re free to worship our Creator God any hour of the day we choose.
We’re free to proclaim the unconditional love of Christ to whomever we choose.
As I’ve noted elsewhere, the “law” was given as boundaries for our protection because God knew how man behaves. We lie, cheat, steal, gossip, lust, and worship material things. It’s just what we do. Are those boundaries burdensome? Not at all.
What other freedoms do you enjoy as a Believer?