Psalm 119:100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
Once again, the Psalmist affirms that by heeding what the Bible says, by reading, studying, and actually obeying its precepts, his understanding has come to surpass those who are far older than he. Once again, firm evidence that the Bible itself teaches that it can be understood. Understanding the Bible gives wisdom to those who obey what they understand. Solomon said, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7). All of my former students ought to recall Proverbs 4:7, for that was the first of many daily proverbs and quotations I posted on the blackboard of my classroom each new school year. One of the most important places to get that wisdom is from the Bible itself.
For those who desire to DIG DEEPER into this subject:
(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on page 631.
(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 676 or in Logos 5 Bible software for Psalm 119:100.
(3) Lacking access to those two resources, consult the cross references for this passage as I have developed them further given below:
Psalm 119:100. understand more. Dt 4:6. 1 S 3:19. 1 K 12:6-15. Jb *12:12. 15:9, 10. 32:4, 10. Pr 15:14. 18:15. *28:5. Da *9:2. the ancients. Ps +105:22. 107:32. 148:12. Jb *32:7, 9. Ec 4:13. Lk 10:24. Jn 2:9. because I keep. ver. +56, 69. Ps *111:10. Jb 28:28. Is *64:5. Je *8:8, 9. Mt *7:24. Jn *7:17. 14:21-23. Ja 3:13. thy precepts. ver. +4.