These verses in Psalm 119 continue to show the author’s faith in the Lord. The author knows without a doubt that the One True God can deliver him (or her) from those who are persecuting him. He knows without a doubt that the Lord will pass his judgment on those who do evil, but He will redeem those who have been faithful to His word. God will do all of this because of His love for us, and because His laws, no matter the time or situation, are eternal and ever true.
This chapter relates perfectly to the verses from the Psalms because it is an example of how God’s judgment will be doled out to those who are faithless and do evil. Some of this sounds familiar to me, at least, because it reminds me of the 10 plagues that were sent to Egypt in the time of Israeli slavery. Those who have turned from God and who do not believe in His almighty power will see just how powerful He actually is. People will be covered in horrible sores, water turned to blood, rivers dried up, intense heat, darkness, and the most powerful earthquake ever experienced in human existence. All of that sounds horrifying and makes me glad and relieved to know that I am on the right side of the law on this one.
Heavenly father, I am so thankful to have you in my life. I know that I can trust in you to lead the way for me through times of challenge and times of good. Although at times, my faith may falter, I will always find my way back to you, knowing you will welcome me with open arms.