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The author of Psalm 119 was observed to be incognito, and so, it has an unsure or unspecified source, since it is unattributed to any author. Written in alphabetic code of Hebraic lexicon or masoretic text which refers to the authoritative version of the Hebrew Bible, the opening versified wordings of the Psalm reads, "Ashrei temimei derech", which means, "happy are those whose way is perfect."

Beloved, blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart; they that refrain from doing wrong but follow His ways. How do they succeed in doing so? More below!

Reference: Psalm 119:15 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

"I will medidate on your precepts, And regard Your ways."

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter due to the plentiful or lengthy number of verses expressed in the psalm. In it, direct wordings such as commands, precepts, statute, order, dictates, law, decrees, directives and ordinances were used to describe God's Word, which is also styled the counsel of God.

God has laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. But how do we respond or act in accordance with the precepts? Our referenced Scripture has the answer: I will cogitate on your commands and respect your ways. Simply put, when you cogitate God's Law with ardent alacrity, it will cause and position you to show and have regard for His ways. A cogitation that is mindfully focused on the Word is the graceful secret of the saints in navigating through the rough places of life and rivers of adversity - to the finest degree of victory and success, with rigorous accuracy.

Psalm 19:7-8 reads, "The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes."

Now watch this: The first segment of the above versified passage reads, "The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul." In other words, the Word of God exists in the realm of perfection, a feature which can revive or refresh the soul. Why? The soul has a conscience, mental ability or faculty of reasoning and understanding, especially when it has to do with perception, imagination and abstract matters. So it understands the difference between revival (refreshment) and weariness (lethargy). Therefore, if you cogitate on the Word day by day - that is, constantly, there would be a daily and constant increase of inward revival of the soul as well as mental vigour.

The next versified segment says, "The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple." In other words, the Word is reliable and true; it will instil wisdom to the simple, which implies "open minds";  it will also empower their spiritual comprehension and wisen their power of reasoning. Got it?

The next versified segment says, "The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart." In other words, the Word is always correct, and thereby, it equips the heart with a sense of delight and satisfaction. The final segment reads, "The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes." God's Word is pure and shines brightly, such that it can flood the eyes of your understanding with clarity of enlightenment, which will cause you to exit from any portal of darkness and ignorance.

Beloved, the Word of God will impart to your inward being, constant strength and wisdom for every situational encounter, when you make it a habit to cogitate on it. It will cause you to consider or regard God's ways, which will renew, strengthen and invigorate you, as well as direct your path. As you cogitate with ardent alacrity, you'll gain clearer views of God's truth and have more faith in God. Then the powers of your mind will be expanded by the Word, and unco courage will rapidly increase in you, such that you'll become bold in all your dealings and actions.


More so, you'll continually conform to the image of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word, meaning that your conducts will progressively line up with that of His personality and you'll find yourself walking and conducting your life just as He Himself exemplified and fulfilled, while on earth. Shalom!

Scripture Reading -  Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:1-3; Psalm 19:4; Proverbs 4:20-22; Philippians 4:8; Psalm 119:97-99.

Guided Prayer:

Dear Father in heaven, thank you for teaching me about cogitating on your precepts and regarding your ways, which points to the mode of entrance to lasting peace and prosperity. The regularity and accuracy of your Word is unquestionable and unfathomable, and you made it so, such that nothing can change or alter it, including any external forces or power. My soul is freely refreshed, and my mind is constantly renewed by gaining the right sense of the Word, which conditions my path to shine brighter unto a perfect day, in Jesus' Name, Amen.


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