* God’s word let the Psalmist know he could entreat God to be favorable to him. “I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.” (verse 58)
* God’s word helped the Psalmist to keep his thought life right and to keep his mind on good things. “59) I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. 60) I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.” (verses 59,60)
* God’s word was enough when the Psalmist’s earthly possessions were taken away. “61) The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law. 62) At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.” (verses 61,62) Though he had been robbed by wicked men, the Psalmist still remembered God’s word and rose at midnight to give God thanks for it. He could be robbed of his earthly possessions, but he could not be robbed of his relationship with God or God’s word.
* God’s word led the Psalmist to right companions. “I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.” (verse 63) Even in the midst of a wicked society that had forsaken God’s law, God showed the Psalmist others who feared Him and obeyed His word. This allowed him to have good and godly companions, and they could encourage one another.
Through His word, God provided reassurance, direction for the thought life, satisfaction when earthly things were taken away, and godly companions. This portion was enough for the Psalmist. He was thankful for it and desired even more of it. “The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.” (verse 64) While any good was hard to find in society, God was still abundant in mercy and His mercy could be seen through all the earth.