Psalm 119:45. “And I will walk at liberty ; for I seek thy precepts.”
The way of the Lord, which to the man of the world is beset with thorns and briars on every side, to the child of God is a way of liberty. Without fear or anxiety, in the gladness of his heart and the rejoicing of his conscience, he walks on the king’s highway. Even in "seeking these precepts," there is " liberty" to be enjoyed, unknown to the worldling, the sensualist, or the professor. . . . What must it be, then, to walk in the full enjoyment of the precepts of God ? " They shall sing in the ways of the Lord " — " for how great is his goodness! how great is his beauty!"Are we then obeying them as our duty, or " seeking " them as our privilege ? Oh ! beware, lest allowed un faithfulness in any part of your walk with God, straiten and cripple your soul. The glow of spiritual activity, and the healthfulness of Christian liberty, are only to be found in a persevering and self-denying pursuit of every track of the ways of God.
Charles Bridges, Exposition of Psalm CXIX, 117.