Psalm 119 is about loving God’s Torah, His statutes, commands and precepts. It is broken up into sections with strange looking words or letters which are the Hebrew alphabet. In the Hebrew Scriptures, each line of each section starts with a word beginning with this letter. This is called an acrostic poem. Each Hebrew letter also has a word picture associated with it giving greater meaning and symbolism to each line of the specific letter-ed section.
ב – Bet – House or Family
Physical house or building, body of something, household or family, inside or within
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; don’t let me stray from your mitzvot (commands). I treasure your word in my heart, so that I won’t sin against you. Blessed are you, Adonai! Teach me your laws! I proclaim with my mouth all the rulings you have spoken. I rejoice in the way of your instruction more than in any kind of wealth. I will meditate on your precepts and keep my eyes on your ways. I will find my delight in your regulations. I will not forget your word.”
Purity is a difficult lifestyle in the world especially in the area of sexual purity. Guarding and protecting God’s Word has been minimized and its value disputed leaving young men and women without a solid moral compass. Seeking Adonai with all one’s heart and not straying from His commands is the key to purity. This ‘young man’ considers God’s rulings and laws his treasure –– more valuable than wealth. What is within us, within our homes, and our families that reveals what we delight in. As Yeshua said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34).
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