The one who wrote Psalm 119 loves the Lord with all of his heart, soul and mind. Jesus said, “If you love me you will keep my commandments.” (Jn.14:15, NASB) How are we to keep the commandments of the Lord? Is it even possible for a man? It is possible in Jesus Christ but not in our flesh. Jesus is the incarnate Word of God. (Jn.1:1-18) To be in Jesus Christ is to observe every statute of God. Jesus kept the Father’s commandments. Jesus is the embodiment of the perfect man who follows the word of God.
I was led astray from birth. I did not know the Lord our his statutes. I was not taught the word of the Lord. I remember as a youth, believing that there is a God but did not know what he was like, nor did I know what he expected of me. I knew that their is a creator from seeing the natural revelation. I was given a Bible in my early teens but did not read it. I took this Bible with me when I was in the Army; stationed away from my family in the countries of Panama (1988-89) and in Korea (1991-92) but I did not read it. It wasn’t until 2003 that I was drawn by the Spirit of God to pick up and read the word of God. Once I began to read, I began to pray like the Psalmist:
Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindness
And teach me Your statutes. (Ps.119:124, NASB)
It is through reading the word of God and observing his statutes that I have come to love God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ the Lord. The sum of the Lord’s word is truth, and his ordinances are everlasting. (Ps.119:160) Jesus said, “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” (Mt.5:18, NASB)