Context: Just as God is glorified by the ordered universe He created, so also is His excellence exemplified by the justice of His commandments. The psalmist states that the testimony or precepts of God are constant, that the statutes or established rules of God are correct, that the commandment of God is untainted, that the reverence for God is sinless and everlasting, and that the decrees of God are reliable and ethical. God's moral codes sustain the soul and give wisdom, joy, and enlightenment to the believer. Speaking of God's moral codes, the poet argues that:
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.