Four Things the Priest Asks God For in Psalm 119

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In Psalm 119: 33-37, a priest begs God to do four things:"Teach me, O Lord, to follow your decrees;then I will keep them to the end.Give me understanding, and I will keep your lawand obey it with all my heart.Direct me in the path of your commands,for there I find delight.Turn my heart toward your statutesand not towards selfish gain.Turn my eyes away from worthless things. . . "I consider how, with these four verbs, the writer declares absolute dependence on God to shape his mind and heart. Teach me, God. . . .

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