Psalm 119:44

So shall I keep thy law
continually for ever and ever.
~ Psalm 119:44

Verse 44 looks back to two requests the Psalmist has made (Psalm 119:41, 43). He hopes by grace and through innumerable mercies to keep God’s law. He prays and hope for perseverance, “continually for ever and ever.” He doesn’t want fits and starts but rather a steady progress over time.

Contrast this with many who are chasing that one event or one experience that will change everything. Precious few want to be as a tree planted by the rivers of water where they may continually drink and day-by-day grow until they come to full age where they stand tall and spread across the sky full of green leaves and fruit (Psalm 1:1-6).

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