“I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.”
King James Version (KJV)
Mike D's comment on 2015-09-04 05:36:40:
Verse 106, What David is doing is serious business with God. When God gives an oath He will most certainly perform it. In Genesis 26:3b we see this truth in action. "I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I swear unto Abraham thy father." David beings by saying, "I have sworn". That is saying, I call God in as a witness, I want this done in His sight. Then David says," I will perform it", that is the oath he just proclaimed to God. This is a serious resolve to see it through. I thought of the 40 men in Acts 23:21 who were tying to kill Paul, who bound themselves together with an oath that they would not eat or drink until he was dead. One only wonders if they carried that out. There are numerous occasions recorded in scripture where men failed to kept what they promised in oath to God. Better not to make an oath to God than to make one and not keep it. David finishes this verse declaring what the oath is, " That I will keep Thy righteous judgments". This an amazing oath for a lot of reasons. First he puts no time frame on this oath. This is for life. David had no inclinations of retreating. David was sold out to God. It seems like David no sooner penned these words and verse 106 happens. I am afflicted very much. Trials will certainly rest our resolve.