The blessed man: A first person prayer for a New Year. Psalm 119 Revive me

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    A first person prayer for a New Year. Psalm 119 Revive me according to your word

    Longest chapter in the Bible:
    A relentless first person reception of God’s word
    A relentless first person prayer to God for help keeping God’s word
    An unfolding of God acting in a believer's life
    Affliction and delight meet in an unexpected way

    Acrostic Songs of the blessed man stand on each side of the songs of Exodus deliverance celebration, the Hallal Psalms.
    On one end, acrostic Psalms 111 and 112,
    Psalm 111 about the blessed God
    Psalm 112 about the blessed man
    each running the gamit of all letters acrostic and complete,
    tethered together by a phrase unique only to each other in the Psalms
    " his righteousness endures forever." once in Psalm 111 about the blessed God
    " his righteousness endures forever." twice in Psalm 112 about the blessed man
    almost as if given a double portion of Elijah's Spirit
    six other things enduring forever mentioned across the Blessed God and Blessed man
    His righteousness sung in 111 thrice emphasized in 112
    His charity in 111 thrice emphasized in 112
    His desires met, to the wicked's chagrin sung in 111 thrice emphasized in 112
    The righteousness, mercy and successfulness of God displayed with great clarity in the blessed man
    on the other end of the Hallal Psalms 113-118 is acrostic Psalm 119
    112 expounding the blessed man as if from A to Z
    119 the more expansive on the other
    and 112 applied to Jesus in Corinthians, who is the blessed man from A to Z

    Blessed are you
    The Lord is my portion

    The blessed man early on, make a first person commitment to seek God
    With a yearning born in a desire to keep God's commends,
    Oh, that my ways were directed to keep your commands.
    With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!'

    Like New Year resolutions, more first person resolutions, all regarding the word
    I am resolved in many ways, namely:
    I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.
    I will keep your statutes;
    I have treasured your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
    I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.
    I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.
    I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.
    I cling to your testimonies, O Lord;

    Many of the Psalmists octet, mini Psalms include problems and affliction
    Afflicted, feeling like a wine skin hanging in a smoke house. Constant irritation. Hanging, longing for this affliction to end.
    Afflictions caused by the wicked who step into the house, make an appearance and quickly leave
    Life expectancy of the wicked in Psalm 119 is one verse in an octet
    The wicked step out of the way and
    in a surprising realization who is superintending the affliction,
    'I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.'

    A plea for revival, addressed to the one who is also the afflicter

    Revive me!
    My soul clings to the dust revive me according to your word Revive my life
    Keep me from looking at worthless things. Turn away my eyes. Revive me in your way
    Turn away the reproach that I dread and revive me
    Revive me according to your lovingkindness I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word!

    My hiding place and shield has afflicted me
    You are my hiding place and my shield
    I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me
    Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name.
    And almost in closing, continues his 'revive me' prayers
    How long?
    How long till God acts?

    Revive me!
    Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O Lord, according to your justice give me life.
    Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!
    Great is your mercy, O Lord; give me life according to your rules.
    Consider how I love your precepts! Give me life according to your steadfast love.

    You are good and do good
    It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes
    Pleasures forged in affliction somehow also designed to as a protection from ultimately harm from the affliction
    If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction

    And not leaning on himself, but leaning on God's grace and provision, first person petitions, pleas for God's help in keeping those resolutions.
    I am utterly dependence even in my resolve.
    Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise;
    Deal bountifully with your servant, that I may live and keep your word.
    Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.
    I am a sojourner on the earth; hide not your commandments from me!
    When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes!
    Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.
    I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!
    Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes; and I will keep it to the end.
    Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.
    Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it.
    Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways.
    Confirm to your servant your promise, that you may be feared.

    A confluence of worker: God and the Psalmist.
    Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain!
    I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.

    And in the confluence of delight and affliction, a type of divine life giving resuscitation
    from God's mouth, reflected against the Psalmist heart to the Psalmist mouth
    How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

    In the last two octets, an apparent paradox
    In a sense, I keep your commandments and testimonies
    In a sense, I wander like a lost sheep

    In the first and last octets an apparent paradox
    Having begun being resolved to seek God, he ends with a prayer to God 'to seek me'
    Let my soul live and praise you, and let your rules help me.
    I have gone astray I have become like a lost sheep. A not particularly smart and defenseless creature unable to help myself;
    seek your servant,

    The blessed man, somehow representing the believer
    The blessed man, somehow representing the savior, perfectly keeping covenant
    The blessed man the theme of Psalm 119 and a significant theme of the book of Psalms as well.

    The blessed man opens the book of Psalms in Psalm 1 and helps lead into the book
    The theme of the blessed man opens the book of Psalms, wrapping the opening Psalms book 1 (with Psalms 1,2 and 40, 41 )

    The blessed man in book one is opposed, persecuted and restored within the first octet of Psalms
    and the question is raise ‘what is man that thou shouldest be so mindful of him’
    as the reader breathes in the theme of the blessed man
    and as the Psalms end also within an octet of Psalms from the end,
    question again raised ‘what is man that thou shouldest be so mindful of him’

    The theme of the blessed man wraps the Psalms of the Exodus deliverance in the closing Psalms book 5 ( with Psalms 112 and 119 )
    Psalm 1 has returned expansively as Psalm 119 in book five and helps lead out of the book

    The reader breathes in the air of the theme of the blessed man and breathes out praise for the blessed God
    one Psalm of praise for each of the five books of Psalms
    Psalms closes
     
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