Psalm 119: 19
I am a stranger on earth;
do not hide your commandments from me.
I am a stranger in NYC. Don't like the city. Try to avoid it. But when I am there, I need directions. I need street signs and subway signs and the helpfulness of strangers.
That is the way it is on earth, for God's believers. We need directions, road signs, and helpful friends. Most of these come in the form of God's Word. His commandments and the life principles that can be found in His Word are the necessary tools for navigating this world, its pitfalls, and my own sinful nature.
Thankfully, God doesn't hide His commandments from me.
I just have to open my eyes to read them.
vs. 18: Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.