Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And give me life in Your ways. Psalm 119:37 He that considers how he must close his life will find nothing of so much importance as to look with indifference upon whatever is useless. Samuel Johnson, English Poet, Critic and Writer, 1709-84


Confirm Your word to Your servant, As that which produces reverence for You. Psalm 119:38 Don’t be satisfied with putting on a happy face and saying that all is well between you and God when you’re doubting or embittered in your heart. Admit your heart-struggle to Him and work things through. Steven J. Cole, Flagstaff Christian Fellowship Arizona

Turn away my shame which I fear; for Your judgments are good. Psalm 119:39 You don't need to wallow in guilt. Acknowledge your problems and sins. Wallow in the mercy of God. St. John Marie Vianney, 1786-1859, French parish priest

I long for Your precepts; Revive me through Your righteousness. Psalm 119:40 The Lord will bring conviction to our hearts concerning sin, but it is so He can deliver us from sin's power and consequences. Francis Frangipane, 1946-, Christian evangelical minister author


May Your lovingkindnesses come to me, Lord, Your salvation according to Your word; So I will have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word. Psalm 119:41-42 You have one offensive weapon: the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. But you can't draw the sword from someone else's scabbard. If the Word of God does not abide in you, then you can't wield it and be the mighty warrior you were meant be! John Piper, 1946-, Pastor Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN

I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. Psalm 119:45 Long-term liberation comes from accompanying God on a trek to: identify the problems, demolish the strongholds, and continue to walk in truth. Beth Moore, b.1957, Christian author and teacher, Breaking Free