You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes. Psalm 119:68 Let thy unexampled love constrain me into holy obedience, and render my duty my delight. The Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers and Devotions, 1600/1700s

It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes. Psalm 119:71 One learns by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to wet on the electric fence for themselves. Will Rogers, American, Actor


Your hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments. Psalm 119:73 Man does not know himself truly except as he knows himself from God. Only then does he become aware of his full stature and freedom and of the evil in him. Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892–1971, American theologian, ethicist, commentator, professor


May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed. Psalm 119:80 Give me, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards. St. Thomas Aquinas, 1225-74

My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word. Psalm 119:81 Waiting for the Lord's help sometimes forces you to your limits. But take comfort in knowing that while you wait on Him, God is working out His purposes in your life. Warren Wiersbe, American pastor, prolific writer Christian literature, b1929