Your commandments are my eternal possession; they are the joy of my heart.” (Psalm 119:111, GNB)

There is not a lot of what we have that will go with us into eternity.  Our character, our personality, our commitment to Christ.  I’m not even sure how much of our character and personality will go with us past death since we will be changed and have a heavenly body.

The psalmist here lists one thing for sure that we will have as an eternal possession: God’s commandments.  God’s word is eternal and so his commandments are eternal also. We would do well to make his commandments the joy of our hearts since they will be with us forever and ever.


How good a thing it is when experience ripens into joy, passing up through sorrow, prayer, conflict, hope, decision, and holy content into rejoicing! Joy fixes the spirit: when once a man’s heart rejoices in the divine word, he greatly values it, and is for ever united to it.


What can be sweeter than to have heaven opened to us, that we may come freely into the presence of God, when, adopting us to be his children, he pardons our sins? What can be more desirable than to hear that he is so pacified towards us, as to take upon himself the care of our life?

I also like the NLT here: “Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight.”
Oh that we would make God’s laws and commands the delight of our hearts rather than drudgery we must follow.