Finding Fulfillment in God and His Word - Tuesday, February 5th
Blessed are You, O Lord; teach me Your statutes. With my lips I have told of all the ordinances of Your mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate on Your precepts and regard Your ways. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word. Psalm 119:12-16
Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built. Luke 6:47-48
Today's thoughts from today's verses:
Yesterday we saw an emphasis from the Psalmist and from Jesus on the importance of carrying out what the Lord tells us to do. Today’s portion of Psalm 119 shows us how fully the Psalmist is connected to God and his Word. It would seem the Psalmist is blessing God for all he has taught him and then he is asking for more. He can’t get enough of God and his Word. This is a very personal thing for the Psalmist. God is teaching him. God’s Words are spoken personally from his mouth to the Psalmist’s mind, heart, and life. The Psalmist is filled to overflowing so that he is telling others about what God has said to him. Look at the value he puts on knowing God and his word, “I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches.”
For the Psalmist, nothing of earth compares with knowing God and his ways. How fully the Psalmist is “connected” goes on, “I will meditate on Your precepts and regard Your ways. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your Word.” Truly the Psalmist has found fulfillment in God and His Word. This is exactly the kind of connection Jesus expects for those who properly respond to him and his words. His illustration of the well built house says it all. May our spiritual house be well built as we properly respond to God and his Word. May we experience fulfillment like the Psalmist as ones who truly carry out what the Lord tells us to do.
Today's prayer response from today's thoughts:
Lord, I see that there is nothing worth being connected to more than being connected to you and your Word. Forgive me for all the things I have unnecessarily looked to for fulfillment. May my spiritual house be built well. Lord, help me have the vibrant enthusiasm the Psalmist has for getting all he can of you and your glorious Word. Amen!
Posted on Tue, February 5, 2019
by Ken Hart