In the section of Psalm 119 to which we come now (the samekh and ayin stanzas, vv. 113-128) the writer is concerned with his walk, and the burden of his concern is that it be according to God's Word. This important theme was actually introduced a stanza before this, with the nun stanza (vv. 105-112), beginning with the words: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path” (v. 105). In that study, we looked at those words in terms of the Bible's clarity. Yet they also have to do with walking along a right path, and that is the theme that continues through verse 128, which wraps up this line of thought by stating, “I hate every wrong path.” 

We have already seen how the fourteenth stanza speaks of the clarity of the Word of God. The Bible is not only clear itself; it is clarifying, which means that we see other things clearly by its light. The psalmist has noted the various things we see: 1) the way we should go (v. 105); 2) righteous behavior (v. 106); 3) suffering (v. 107); 4) right worship (v. 108); 5) the dangers of this life (v. 109); and 6) enemies (v. 110). In today's study we conclude this list. 

In the studies from the last two days, we have looked at some areas we see clearly by the light of the Bible. Today we continue with two more. 

The Bible is not only clear itself; it is clarifying, which means that we see other things clearly by its light. What things do we see clearly? We looked at the first item yesterday, which is the way we should go. Today we continue with three other answers to the question. 

This fourteenth stanza speaks of the clarity of the Word of God, then. But the Bible is not only clear itself; it is clarifying, which means that we see other things clearly by its light. What things do we see? The writer answers: 1) the way we should go (v. 105); 2) righteous behavior (v. 106); 3) suffering (v. 107); 4) right worship (v. 108); 5) the dangers of this life (v. 109); 6) enemies (v. 110); and 7) our heritage (v. 111). Therefore, he says, “My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end” (v. 112).