Psalm 119:14

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August 12, 2018 by directorfsm

14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. Psalm 119:14

I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, etc. The Psalmist saith not only, “I have rejoiced in thy testimonies,” but, “in the way of thy testimonies.” Way is one of the words by which the law is expressed. God’s laws are ways that lead us to God; and so it may be taken here, “the way which thy testimonies point out, and call me unto”; or else his own practice, as a man’s course is called his way; his delight was not in speculation or talk, but in obedience and practice: “in the way of thy testimonies.” He tells us the degree of his joy, as much as in all riches: “as much,” not to show the equality of these things, as if we should have the same affection for the world as for the word of God; but “as much,” because we have no higher comparison. This is that which worldlings dote upon, and delight in; now as much as they rejoice in worldly possessions, so much do I rejoice in the way of thy testimonies. For I suppose David doth not compare his own delight in the word, with his own delight in wealth; but his own choice and delight, with the delight and choice of others. If he had spoken of himself both in the one respect and in the other, the expression was very high. David who was called to a crown, and in a capacity of enjoying much in the world, gold, silver, land, goods, largeness of territory, and a compound of all that which all men jointly, and all men severally do possess; yet was more pleased in the holiness of God’s ways, than in all the world: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” ( Mark 8:36 ). – Thomas Manton

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