The Law of the Heart

Psalm 119:11
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

The word "heart" appears an incredible number of times in Psalm 119. It becomes apparent that we cannot keep the old law, except we can keep the law of the heart. The difference is that old law was letters written for the flesh, that Thou shalt not taste this or touch that. The new law is spiritual, to Love the Lord and your neighbor.

Psalm 119 is great for learning Hebrew. You can look at the Hebrew and English side by side. You can also listen to an MP3 of the Psalm being read aloud in Hebrew. There is an error in the recording- the reader starts over and repeats himself on verse 158. But it's a great way, at least to learn the alphabet, and maybe you'll pick up a few words, like "לב leb."

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