The old David is back in this section! “Oh, how I love Your law!” is his opening line (with an exclamation point!). That’s more like it! His affliction lasted for a season, and now, he writes with a new appreciation for God’s good word.
Needless to say, I love Your law;
I think about it day and night.
Now I outsmart my pesky foes,
because Your commands make me wise.
Not to brag, but I’ve got insight,
since I feed my mind with Your word.
None of the elders surpass me,
for I have learned to obey You.
Notice how I avoid evil;
I keep my feet on the high road.
Nothing deters me from Your law,
for I have learned from the best — You!
Naturally sweet to my senses,
Your words are tasty as honey.
New discernment keeps my mind sharp;
I can’t stand walking on dead ends.
Next: Long Song Study, part N