This verse-by-verse study of Psalm 119 by pastor Barry Forder is intended as a guide for the Christian life. Oswald Chambers notes that we are not to become like Jesus by trying to imitate Him (that will only end in failure), but by receiving His very nature within us through the Holy Spirit. It is then a case of ‘working out’ what He has ‘worked in’. We are to “walk by faith, not by sight”. This is the ideal and should be the goal for every Christian. But how? How are we to do this when we are continually wrestling against the world, the flesh and the devil?
It is in order to try and answer the ‘how to’ question that we have this Psalm. It is a ‘beginner’s guide’ for all ages, drawn from the psalmist’s own life and experience.