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statutes [piqquwd] of the LORD [Yahovah] are
right, [yashar] rejoicing [samach] the heart: [leb] the
commandment [mitsvah] of the LORD [Yahovah] is pure, [bar] enlightening
['owr] the eyes. [`ayin] KJV-Interlinear
precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the
Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. NASB
The word for statutes, 'piqquwd,' means statutes, but not in the form of orders or commands. These statutes represent the body of rules, precepts, principles that have been appointed by God. They were appointed based on Gods divine authority and sovereign authority over all that exists and beyond.
All principles are right, 'yashar,' which means that they are just and correct and fair and proper. All of Gods statues are based on and result from, Gods infinite wisdom. And this does not mean merely that God simply came up with them, but they are derived from within themselves. They are all self-contained and are a result of their own existence.
All biblical principles, and that means all correct Biblical principles, not those that man creates through imaginative interpretation, but all legitimate principles are and form the basic foundation of truth. They are irrefutable and immutable.
These are things that a person can look to and rely on for absolute fairness and security and safety in life. And as such, given that this world produces not much that a person can rely on for a short time, let alone ones entire life, then Gods principles make the heart rejoice.
The heart is a reference to the circulatory activity of the soul. The heart in the body pumps and the blood circulates throughout the body. And as such the heart of the soul is here used symbolically to describe the circulation of doctrine throughout the soul. The thinking process. This doctrine is saturated with Gods principles.
When one has sound and steady thinking, then the life is relaxed, confident, certain and has a great outlook on the future. Thus the person is joyful and contented with his or her prospects for life.
The commandments, 'mitsvah,' refers to the obligations, the responsibilities that are placed on the believer as a result of Gods mandates or charges or expectations from the believer as they function within their spiritual life.
To each one of us, God has given vast blessings. With those blessings, likewise God has placed vast expectations on us. Blessings or the freedom of the spiritual life, does not come without responsibility. To whom God gives much, then much is expected.
God commands and this is what God expects.
His commands are pure, 'bar,' meaning that they are free from all defects, free from all corruption, free from all bias or unreasonable expectations. Gods commands are not arbitrary or haphazard, but just, as His statutes are based on the fundamental principles of truth, so too, Gods commands are fair and just and based on the foundation principles of life itself.
You are never asked to do anything that is unreasonable, but only asked to do that which will promote and advance your life to the maximum. And in turn, when you understand this, your eyes are opened up to recognize the realities of life.
This in turn develops a deep and abiding appreciation for all that God has done for you.
Prior to your birth, you did not know anything. After God created your life, you have been given the opportunity to come to know and understand that your entire existence is a phenomenal gift, and what awaits you out there in the great beyond is far more than you can even begin to imagine.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.