Psalm 119:1
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New Living Translation
Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD.

King James Bible
ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
ALEPH. Blessed are the perfect in the way, who walk in the law of Jehovah.

World English Bible
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to Yahweh's law.

Young's Literal Translation
Aleph. O the happiness of those perfect in the way, They are walking in the law of Jehovah,

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Inward Witness to the Truth of the Gospel.
"I have more understanding than my teachers, for Thy testimonies are my study; I am wiser than the aged, because I keep Thy commandments."--Psalm cxix. 99, 100. In these words the Psalmist declares, that in consequence of having obeyed God's commandments he had obtained more wisdom and understanding than those who had first enlightened his ignorance, and were once more enlightened than he. As if he said, "When I was a child, I was instructed in religious knowledge by kind and pious friends, who
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

A Bottle in the Smoke
First, God's people have their trials--they get put in the smoke; secondly, God's people feel their trials--they "become like a bottle in the smoke;" thirdly, God's people do not forget God's statutes in their trials--"I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes." I. GOD'S PEOPLE HAVE THEIR TRIALS. This is an old truth, as old as the everlasting hills, because trials were in the covenant, and certainly the covenant is as old as the eternal mountains. It was never designed
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

The Dryness of Preachers, and the Various Evils which Arise from their Failing to Teach Heart-Prayer --Exhortation to Pastors to Lead People Towards this Form Of
If all those who are working for the conquest of souls sought to win them by the heart, leading them first of all to prayer and to the inner life, they would see many and lasting conversions. But so long as they only address themselves to the outside, and instead of drawing people to Christ by occupying their hearts with Him, they only give them a thousand precepts for outward observances, they will see but little fruit, and that will not be lasting. When once the heart is won, other defects are
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Of Deeper Matters, and God's Hidden Judgments which are not to be Inquired Into
"My Son, beware thou dispute not of high matters and of the hidden judgments of God; why this man is thus left, and that man is taken into so great favour; why also this man is so greatly afflicted, and that so highly exalted. These things pass all man's power of judging, neither may any reasoning or disputation have power to search out the divine judgments. When therefore the enemy suggesteth these things to thee, or when any curious people ask such questions, answer with that word of the Prophet,
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Psalm 78:10
They did not keep God's covenant and refused to live by his instructions.

Psalm 101:2
I will be careful to live a blameless life--when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.

Psalm 101:6
I will search for faithful people to be my companions. Only those who are above reproach will be allowed to serve me.

Psalm 119:80
May I be blameless in keeping your decrees; then I will never be ashamed.

Psalm 128:1
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. How joyful are those who fear the LORD--all who follow his ways!

Proverbs 8:32
"And so, my children, listen to me, for all who follow my ways are joyful.

Proverbs 11:20
The LORD detests people with crooked hearts, but he delights in those with integrity.

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