This section has been called an inverted dirge, beginning with celebration, but ending in tears. This shows just how totally the Psalmist is engaged with his subject. In truth, it is a celebration of the Word of God, and of the God of the Word.
AN ODE TO THE WORD OF GOD
Psalm 119:129. Reason to keep God’s “testimonies”? Because they are wonderful. Indeed, the Word of God is a ‘wonderful’ thing, full as it is of an extraordinary supernatural wonder! The Psalmist engages not just his “soul” but his whole man to the