“I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments” (v176). The psalmist rejoiced that God is always the one who initiates our salvation. He gave Israel His Word when they were still wandering in sin and didn’t deserve it, and when we “go astray,” He still seeks us. We can go to the Lord, knowing that His desire is to help us by making our path straight. “Give me life according to rules … according to your steadfast love (v156-159).
“Great peace have those who love your law” (v165). God’s Word is His gift to us, so that we can know Him, obey Him, and enjoy His peace.