Psalm 119:45

And I will walk at liberty:
for I seek thy precepts.
~ Psalm 119:45

Verse 45 is connected to verse 44 by the word and. The Psalmist joins the keeping of God’s law continually with walking at liberty. He also supports walking at liberty by seeking God’s precepts. He previously wrote of running the way of God’s commandments (Psalm 119:32).

To our modern mind, we associate law and precepts with restriction and confinement. The word for liberty in this verse means room in every direction. The allusion to running previously also conveys freedom. We could draw a few different implications but it will suffice to say that God’s precepts are for our good. God is not a joy-crusher but a joy-giver and there is glorious liberty in the way of God’s commandments.

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