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News Item 295. Mizmor 119-033 (Distractions)

The first seven of the eight pesukim of the Heh Segment of Mizmor 119 have now been posted, as of Thursday, December 29.  

The seventh pasuk is 119:39, entitled Distractions. 

As a dynamic leader, husband, and father David lived a complicated life. Despite his intense yearning for closeness with Hashem he was beset with many duties and distractions that interfered with the spiritual wholeness that was his life goal. 
And so he found it necessary to plead with Hashem to help him by reducing the daily distractions and complications that affected him. When he thought about the perfection of the mitzvos and the Torah he found himself in dread of the external factors that were constantly cropping up. He knew it was his challenge to overcome them but he was deeply ashamed of his failings, which he considered his disgrace.