Psalm 119:1 – The Path to Blessing

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Psalm 119 - Aleph
Psalm 119:1
ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled [H8549 – tamiym] in the way [H1870 – derek], who walk [H1980 – halak] in the law [H8451 – torah] of the Lord.

We’re all on a path. David starts this Psalm pointing out to you where the blessings lie. They are found by walking completely and perfectly in the teachings and instructions [H8451 – torah] of the Creator of the universe.

When you make His pathway [H1870 – derek] your manner of life [H1980 – halak] there are great benefits. You’ll be walking according to His purposes, loving the things He loves and hating the things He hates.

There are those who would teach you that these instructions are a curse and that they are no longer valid for you. Usually, they cite select verses from Paul’s epistles.

Look, either Paul contradicted David – the “man after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14) or we misunderstand Paul. (2 Peter 3:15-17)

I choose to believe the latter.

Footnotes:

  • Undefiled [H8549 – tamiym]perfect, complete, whole (Source)
  • Way [H1870 – derek]a road, path, journey (Source)
  • Walk [H1980 – halak]manner of life (Source)
  • Law [H8451 – towrah]instruction and doctrine, only secondarily used as law (Source)
    root: torah [H3384 – yarah]to throw, cast or shoot (Source)
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11 Comments

  1. AMEIN, Kevin! I grow SO weary being told that I’m “under the Law” … if only there was a way to reach Christians who don’t understand that WITHIN the Law, there is freedom & peace!

  2. Is it ok to bless a non-Torah believer by saying May Yehovah bless you and keep you, etc.? I don’t understand how He can “bless” them if they have rejected Yehovah and everything He stands for in His Word. Thanks for your response. Appreciate you and your teachings so much!

  3. I really appreciate your teaching and my prayer is that you’ve gotten it right because I want to make it into glory.
    I do study and research and make application, my concerns with so many teachers and so many are saying like yourself they know the truth. I don’t listen to everyone but it like the same thread run through with many of them saying they have the truth and to listen to them.
    I just want to make sure I”m pleasing the Lord and at the end, he’ll say well done thou good and faithful servant…

    sign
    making sure I”m not being deceived again.

    again thank you for your teaching,,

    1. Any honest teacher will encourage their readers/listeners to find these things out on their own. I’m just an uneducated guy who connects the dots and shows you his findings. I have just connected enough dots to arrive at a conclusion that makes more sense than what they teach in the mainstream church.

  4. Question:
    Were the Church Fathers a product of the Catholic Church?
    I”ve never read their commentaries.

  5. Thank you for your articles. This psalms ties in with Ps 1. Don’t walk to the counsel of the ungodly, don’t stand in the path of sinners and do not inhabit the seat of the scoffersl, a progression downwards

  6. Dear Kevin,

    thanks for helping to find the way back to the origins of our faith.

    But – I couldn´t find David being the author of Psalm 119.

    By the way: About half of the 150 Psalms are written by David as well as half of the volume of the book of Psalms.

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