But what is the motive, that enlivens the believer in the pursuit of more extended spiritual knowledge ? Is it that he may live upon the airy breath of human applause ? No, rather that he may praise his God with uprightness of heart. We always find, that as our mind is dark, our tongue is dumb, our lips are sealed, and we are unable to bear a testimony for our God. But when "he opens our understandings" to " learn his judgments," he will next " open our lips, and our mouths shall shew forth his praise."
Charles Bridges, Exposition of Psalm CXIX, as illustrative of the character and exercises of Christian experience, 15.