There seems to be some tension between freedom and sin in this psalm. I find it interesting that to cover sin I like to justify it as freedom. I am comfortable to not conform to the teaching of Jesus to care for others if I can justify that I’m no worse off than the rest of my culture. As long as I’m not as bad as others, I’m comfortable to disobey God. I need to cling more to the words in Psalm 119:61 Evil people try to drag me into sin, but I am firmly anchored to your instructions.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.