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Psalm 119:97 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
97 Oh how I love your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
The expression here, “O how love I your law,” implies intense love – as if a man were astonished at the fervor of his own emotion. His love was so ardent that it was amazing and wonderful to himself – perhaps wonderful that he, a sinner, should love the law of God at all; wonderful that he should ever have been brought so to love a law which condemned himself. Any man who reflects on what his feelings are by nature in regard to religion will be filled with wonder that he loves it at all; all who are truly religious ought to be so filled with love to it, that it will be difficult for them to find words to express the intensity of their affection.
We should do this habitually, or intentionally forming the habit of meditating on divine truth, by disciplining our mind in order that we may do it. We should take time to do it – designedly setting apart suitable portions of each day, that, withdrawn from the cares of life, we may refresh our spirit by contemplating divine truth, or may become better acquainted with God, and with his duty to him, and may bring to bear upon his own soul more directly the truths pertaining to eternal realities.
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