Have been thinking again about the surprise and irony of the longest chapter in the Bible. In the Hebrew language it was poetry, a song written to express heart felt appreciation for “the revealed teaching” of the Lord.
When numbers were attached to the individual “verses” of this song, the count went to 176 ways of honoring “the Law of the Lord”.
Look again how this amazing song begins, expands, and ends– and then let’s compare notes.
The song begins like this: Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord…. (v 1)
The song continues with over 170 expressions similar to this: I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you… (v 11)
The song ends with these words: I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands. (v 176)
PS Whoops! As pointed out by by one of our friends below, I forgot to mention that I’m referring to the 119th Psalm. Sorry for the oversight.