“O how love I thy law!”
God’s word is loved
God’s word is to be desired!
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
God’s word is to be valued far above earthly things!
Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
God’s word is to be received with joy!
Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in thy law.
Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my delight.
Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
God’s word is to be revered as a holy thing!
Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
II Thessalonians 3:1
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
Dishonor of God’s word should move man’s heart!
Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
God’s word is worthy of thanksgiving and praise!
Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
God’s word is worthy of great sacrifice!
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
God’s word is to be loved!
My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.
I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
O how love I thy law!
it is my meditation all the day.