This Psalm is obviously special. It’s longer than many books of the Bible. Although we don’t know who actually wrote this Psalm, it’s important to note that he refers to himself many times, revealing His own suffering for his love of God’s Word; and yet he was determined to obey it regardless of the cost. All but 5 of the 176 verses in this Psalm mention God’s Word in one way or another. The exceptions (v.84, 90, 121, 122, and 132) all refer to God. Since the number “8” is present throughout – each section is 8 verses long and starts with a different, successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet, there are 8 special references to God’s Word (“word”, “law”, “ordinances”, etc.), and so on – herein is presented 3 groups of 8 points when it comes to the Bible. The Hebrew word for “eight” literally means “abundance, more than enough” and is the the number representing new beginnings”. It’s as though the Psalmist is saying, “God’s Word is enough; it’s the ultimate new beginning.” Hopefully this will encourage more careful study of this wonderful provision in God’s Word. On the surface it may appear to have the same things repeated over and over again, but in reality they are not. It’s a subtle yet thorough documentation of the whole working of God’s Word.