“Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.” Psalm 119:54
When I read through Psalm 119, the psalmist’s eulogies on the word of God and his love for it tend to overwhelm and dishearten me when compared to how my own affections fall short. It’s not just the promises and blessings he was waxing eloquent about, but all those lists of commandments and statutes.
The last time I read this verse, however, I saw it in a different light. It was not only that he loved the statutes of the Lord so much that he sang them (though when looking at the rest of the chapter, I cast no doubt on that); song can lodge words in your heart. He not only sang the law because it was in his heart, he sang the the law to put it in his heart.
I can do that. I can specifically seek out and learn songs that are scripture. It would take time and effort, but looking back at verse 11 of the same chapter (“Thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee”), there would be an added benefit: aid in spiritual battle.