“With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!” (v10). Psalm 119 is a beautiful acrostic poem that extols the riches and blessings of God’s Word. The psalmist uses multiple words – statutes, precepts, testimonies, law – to describe God’s revelation to His people. Rather than a checklist of rules, the psalmist sees God’s Word as a way of life to embraced from the heart, a life in which we discover “wondrous things” (v18).
“And I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts” (v45). God’s desire is not to confine or limit us, but to lead us to the “wide place” of overflowing life with Him.