Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
I. "THY" — Implying Jehovah's presence. Omniscience. This eye ever looks you through! In His dread presence you this moment are.
II. "Thy WORD." "Better than thousands of," etc. "Sweeter than honey," etc. A light, guide, chart. "The power of God unto salvation." Christ is its fulness and glory.
III. "Thy Word HAVE." Not will, intend, purpose. An act already done. Let us change our intentions into deeds, our purposes into facts.
IV. "Thy Word have I." The individual stands out. We are individuals, not congregations, before God.
V. "Thy Word have I HID." Not as the miser. As leaven. As seed. For personal use. For wide and extended use.
VI. "Thy Word have I hid IN." If all of God's Word that is not in us was taken from us, how much should we have left? The Pharisees wore it outside. It must be in us a living power. In us a spring of action.
VII. "Thy Word have I hid in MY." Parents, you wish to hide it in your children. How about yourselves? Sunday-school teachers, etc.? All of you wish it to be hid in those who sit next to you, etc.
VIII. "Thy Word have I hid in my HEART" Must be in the heart. With the heart we feel, believe, love.
Parallel VersesKJV: Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.