How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, who seek Him with all their heart. They also do no unrighteousness; they walk in His ways. You have ordained Your precepts, that we should keep them diligently. Oh that my ways may be established to keep Your statutes! Psalm 119:1-5
Today's thoughts from today's verses:
Today’s Scripture uses a number of words to refer to God’s Word, including law, testimonies, ways, precepts, and statutes. All of these words convey the thought that God has given us authoritative instructions for life. Authoritative instructions for life is what God’s Word, the Bible, is all about. These authoritative instructions from God are for all creation. God wants our lives to be closely aligned with his Word, but we must always remember that God never separates himself from his Word. Notice from our passage that it says that those who “observe his testimonies” and those who “seek him with all their heart” are blessed. Much of the authoritative instructions from God’s Word is about our relationship with him (the Gospel), but also, apart from our relationship with God, we are not able to truly observe his word.
Today's prayer response from today's thoughts:
Lord, help me to seek you with all my heart so that I can keep your ordained word diligently and consistently. Nothing would be more wonderful than my ways being established to the point that they correspond beautifully with your ways. For your honor and glory, for my good, and for the sake of the advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, help me be fully devoted to you and your word. Amen!
Posted on Mon, May 16, 2016
by Alan Porter