“Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all day.” Psalm 119:97 What do you think about God’s Word?...
“Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.” Psalm 119:34
You could be doing anything, but when you pray you come to the Throne of Grace. You are about to join Almighty God in prayer. Thank God for prayer! Consider it for a moment. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave to give you this amazing, unspeakable honor!
Remember from yesterday how God is the cause of the psalmists’ request? Today we must consider the effect represented in Psalm 119:33-34? The psalmist is praying with the hope that God would cause him to know the effect. We can see that God is the cause, but what is the effect in the psalmist’s life? That he would keep God’s Laws to the end as his reward!
Have you ever felt like God’s Word is a reward? A prize of eternal value, that can never pass away? David is pleading with God to cause this truth to become a reality in his life, but he doesn’t stop there. He is still seeking God to be the source of his understanding, which will result in whole-hearted obedience.
Have you ever felt as if you were powerless? You come to church, you meet with a group of believers, but still you feel defeated. What do you do when you know better but don’t feel like you have the power to do better? Pray. For it’s in that very moment that God can give clarity to know and obey His Word!
Father, You know me from the inside out! You see how weak I am to know and obey You. Lord, I need You. Please empower me to see clearly so I can know You in the power of Your resurrection and in the fellowship of Your suffering. May I obey You with my whole heart. Amen.