65 Do good to your servant
according to your word, Lord.
66 Teach me knowledge and good judgment,
for I trust your commands.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray,
but now I obey your word.
68 You are good, and what you do is good;
teach me your decrees.
69 Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies,
I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 Their hearts are callous and unfeeling,
but I delight in your law.
71 It was good for me to be afflicted
so that I might learn your decrees.
72 The law from your mouth is more precious to me
than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. NIV
Take a moment to ponder the implications of verse 72.
How does verse 72 explain the depth of meaning behind each of the other verses in this ninth section of Psalm 119?
Imagine a scenario where you had a choice between receiving _____________ (fill-in-the-blank-with-your-greatest-temptation) or "the law" from the Lord's "mouth". In that moment, which would you choose? In hindsight which would you choose? What if you were faced with this choice each day– what would become your consisent pattern?
::::: Application Challenge :::::
One at a time, read though each verse of this section again… and as you do, pray in personal response to each line.