Today's reading is the next part of Psalm 119, the long song about the richness and beauty of God's teaching in the holy scripture. Having submitted again to God's teaching, the soul now aspires to be an example to others in how to follow God's law. Everywhere there are traps and pitfalls, which can lead a person far from God -- and which cause pain and suffering. By striving to follow only God's teaching -- completely and always -- the soul can be saved from these pitfalls, even those carefully set by enemies.
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