65 I am in awe of Your extravagant kindness to me! You have fulfilled Your promise to me and now I chase after Your words with great passion and excitement. 66 God Almighty, I believe and rely upon Your Word. Please teach me how to live a life of discernment and how to walk in knowledge, for I am fully committed to living life Your way. 67 How blind I was, wandering in my own arrogant way of life. Thank You for humbling me to see the foolishness of my ways. I now see the wonderful wisdom of Your words and I lovingly desire to honour Your Word. 68 Lord God, I know You are good and all that You do flows from Your goodness. Teach me Your decrees and the power of Your life-giving words. 69 The proud and the arrogant may forge lies against me because of my passion to follow You. But I will remain in the truth of Your instructions and obey Your commandments with all of my heart. 70 May my heart remain sensitive to Your guidance and never again become dull and void of feelings. For I know the wonderful treasure of Your truth and You promise to never snatch it away! 71 My suffering has brought me to Your feet Lord, where I can sit and learn of Your statutes. 72 Jesus, the instructions that flows from Your lips are more precious to me than the entire wealth of this world!
My paraphrased version is from the New Living Translation; the Amplified; the Message; and The Passion Translation.
Praying Psalm 119:65-72 Jesus = my glorious treasure!
Jesus, I am in absolute amazement at how kind You have been to me! How extravagant Your love and grace is. I now passionately chase after Your words with excitement in my heart. How I long to learn more and more about You and Your ways. Abba Father, I believe in and rely completely upon Your steadfast Word. Please continue to teach me more, for I long to live a life of discernment and walk in Your knowledge. I declare that I am fully committed to living life as You direct me to. I am so embarrassed at how arrogant and blind I was. Thank You so much for rescuing me from my foolish ways. How wonderful it is to see and know the wonderful wisdom of Your Word. I dedicate my life to knowing and honouring You and Your Word Lord! Abba Father, I know You are truly a good Father to me and all You do flows from Your heart of goodness and grace. Please teach me Your decrees and the power of Your life-giving words. I know that the proud and the arrogant may rise up against me because of my passion to follow You. Help me to not retaliate but to remember that I once was blind too. I will remain in the truth of Your instructions and obey Your commandments with all my heart because I am Your precious child. Your spirit resides in me and helps me each step of the way.
Keep my heart sensitive to Your guidance and may I never ever again become dull and void of feeling. How truly wonderful Your truths are to me – a truly precious richness of life. Lord Jesus, my suffering brought me to the very end of myself, I was broken at Your feet and that is where I sat and learnt of Your statutes. The very thing that brought me pain and great despair, You used to reveal Your glory and grace. Completely undone, You unravelled me to create a new heart filled with joy, thankfulness and life! Jesus, the instructions that flow from Your lips to my ears are much more precious to me than all the wealth of this world. For I have learned the greatest lesson of all – I’ve learnt that Jesus You are my glorious treasure!!!