(33) “Follow it to the end” – this section of the 119th Psalm speaks about finishing well. God’s help is needed for us to stay the course and finish well. (37) “Turn my eyes” – our eyes have an appetite, we need to guard what they are focusing on. (41) “Thy salvation” – deliverance from the evil that is revealed to us in God’s word. (48) “I will lift up my hands” – how many of us can say that we reach out for God’s word like a child reaches for a gift (Spurgeon).
Matt Chandler in his video series on Psalm 119 titles this section, “Cause Me.” Our prayers should reflect two ideas: (1) to love what is good (give me an appetite for God’s Word) and (2) to hate what is evil (my selfishness can be a source of evil). Studying God’s word positions us to do both.
My prayer: Cause me to be certain of my faith, cause me to be thirsty for Your word and cause me to finish well.