Psalm 119:12

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Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach my thy statutes.
~ Psalm 119:12

Blessed art thou, O LORD
This verse expresses praise to God. The previous verses have been seeking after God. Seeking God results in praising God, because seeking God results first in learning more of God. Learning more of God inevitably produces the fruit of praise.

Seeking God is a continual task that always yields reward. It is continual because God is limitless and we are limited. Job exulted in the works of God in His wisdom and power, but ultimately declared:

Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
Job 26:14

Job marveled at the wonder of God and knew that he was only getting at the surface with infinite depths beyond. So we are set up for and everlasting pursuit of the knowledge of God (Ephesians 2:7).

Teach me thy statutes
The Psalmist is now in an upward cycle of learning and praise. The pursuit of God leads to praise and that leads to more pursuit. Job was not declaring he was finished learning about God. The infinite, incomprehensible nature of God did not leave him nor the Psalmist frustrated and finished. Every fruit they enjoyed gave them a taste for more fruit and increased their capacities for more and greater fruit.

The Psalmist acknowledges God as the true source of teaching and learning for the creature. Growing knowledge should also accompany growing obedience. Tasting of the goodness of the Lord makes us ache to be good, like Him.

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