Sunday, September 15, 2019
Teach me your decrees, O Lord;Psalm 119:33-37 NLT
I will keep them to the end.
34 Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions;
I will put them into practice with all my heart.
35 Make me walk along the path of your commands,
for that is where my happiness is found.
36 Give me an eagerness for your laws
rather than a love for money!
37 Turn my eyes from worthless things,
and give me life through your word.
The word is so powerful. “Turn my eyes from worthless things” That caught my attention. There are so many worthless things today calling our attention. Thank God for great grace too keep us aligned to His counsel and purpose.
Wow!!!! When I started reading the 1st verses and it started talking “about obey your instructions, and to walk along the path of your commands, eagerness, turn my eyes from worthless things!!”….2x in 2 days God speaking on it then I better pay attention!!!
Heavenly father give me strength to continue the race and give me eagerness to read your word with understanding and revelation and to be saturated by your Holy Spirit!!
True happiness and abundant life is found through following God’s Word, his instructions and commands. But notice how in each verse the psalmist is asking the Lord to teach…, give…,make…, turn… He knows that he cannot live life well in his own strength. There is an expectation that the one who created him and knows him best is the one that will show him his path and lead him in the way that he should go. I also see such an open heart and willingness to listen and then obey. May this prayer of David’s be mine as well.
True happiness and abundant life… who wants it?!!
I want it!!!! Amen!!!!
If my profession on this earth is what defines me, I am in a very sorry state indeed, HIS word should be what defines me????????
The words of the bible frees me from pain and that it does not matter in material things only what fills your heart
Amen to that and may we study the scriptures more and more