Psalm 119:165 (ESV) … “Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.”
Those who love God’s Word are armored against the fiery darts of Satan; their feet are guided so they do not fall into his snares.
Situations cannot make them stumble. On the contrary they can say with the apostle Paul, “The things which happened unto me have fallen out rather for the furtherance of the gospel” (Philippians 1:12). Thank God for that!
Scholars cannot make them stumble. They are in touch with truth itself, truth imparted by the omniscient wisdom of the Holy Spirit. The theories and philosophies of men are like surging seas which break themselves at last against the massive headlands and coastlines of the Word of God.
Sovereigns cannot make them stumble. “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water” (Proverbs 21:1), said Solomon, one of the most imperious of kings. “He turneth it whithersoever He will.” A human government can do nothing that God does not permit. God has His ways of hanging this world’s Hamans on the gallows they prepare for His Mordecais.
Sinners cannot make them stumble. The temptations they put before them do not entice them; the terrors they threaten do not intimidate. “Great peace have they that love Thy law and nothing shall make them stumble.”
Such is the peace of the psalmist. It is a peace the world cannot give, a peace it can not take away. It is a peace that does not depend on what happens.