Psalms 119:59

59 I thought about my ways and turned my steps back to Your decrees.

Psalms 119:59 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:59

I thought on my ways
What they were, whether right or wrong; whither they led, what would be the consequences of walking in them: the Septuagint and Arabic versions read, "thy ways"; no doubt the psalmist thought of both; of his own ways, in which he had walked; and of God's ways, which he directed him to walk in: and, considering the superior pleasure and profit of the latter, he preferred them to the former. The Targum is, "I thought to mend my ways", or "make [them] good". Hence he took the following step: and turned my feet unto thy testimonies;
betook himself to the word of God, which testifies of his will, and directs to those ways he would have his people to walk in; and he steered his course of life and actions thereby; he turned from his own ways into the ways of God; under the influence of divine grace, he turned, being turned.

Psalms 119:59 In-Context

57 The Lord is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.
58 I have sought Your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to Your promise.
59 I thought about my ways and turned my steps back to Your decrees.
60 I hurried, not hesitating to keep Your commands.
61 Though the ropes of the wicked were wrapped around me, I did not forget Your law.