Wonders That Are in Your Law

“Open my eyes so that I can see the wonders that are in your Law.” – Psalm 119:18, Peshitta

This particular verse highlights David’s desire to gain deeper understanding and appreciation of Torah. Psalm 119, the longest Psalm in the Bible, consists of a deep meditation on the beauty and perfection of God’s Torah. It contains almost 200 verses, structured as an acrostic poem, with each section corresponding to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This structure shows the completeness and orderliness of God’s Commandments. The eighteenth verse stands out as a prayer for divine assistance in understanding Yahweh’s Torah. St. David acknowledges that without God’s help, the Torah’s full depth and beauty cannot be grasped. This recognition of human limitation and the need for God’s assistance is central to the life of faith.

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