12th of Kislev, November 29, 2009
“Let my soul live and it shall praise You, and Your statutes will assist me (Psalm 119:175).” The psalmist strikes a deal with Hashem. He asks for life so that he can praise Hashem. Not only does he commit to praising Hashem, but he also affirms that he will keep G-D’s ordinances. His study of Hashem’s statutes will assist him in living a meaningful and spiritually rich life. A life lived in earnest and genuine devotion and commitment to G-D is by definition a song of praise to Him.
Copyright, 2009 Rachel Lerner