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Delighting in His Law

June 29, 2020

Read Psalm 119:14-16

“I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.”

Reflect

How do you feel about God’s commands? Do you rejoice in following them or do you feel like they are restrictive?

We have some rules at my house. But I’m not sure my kids rejoice in following them. They definitely don’t delight in getting told what to do. And I highly doubt that they spend their days pondering how good my commandments are.

I wish I could get them to see that I have rules to protect them. I have set boundaries for them because I love them. And if they would only follow them carefully, they would be safe and happy with far fewer worries and adverse consequences.

Tradition tells us that King David wrote Psalm 119. Regardless, the writer understood that God’s rules are for our good. In fact, he wrote the longest chapter found in the Bible with loving God’s Word and joyful obedience to God’s law being the central theme.

Like my children, when I was growing up, I often found both my parents’ and God’s rules restrictive. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t do everything I wanted to do. What was the harm in it?

But as I’ve gotten older and have become a parent myself, I can see the wisdom and value of boundaries. The rules I set for my children are meant to protect them and help them grow up to be kind, responsible, and respectful adults even if they don’t understand the reasons for my rules now.

God is our Heavenly Father, and He has rules for us to follow, too. But they are for our good even when we don’t understand His reasons. His understanding is greater than ours. And when we understand that, we will delight in His laws and rejoice in His commands.

 
Pray

Lord, I know that your commands are meant for my good. Help me to obey your Word and rejoice in it. Amen.

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2 years ago
Psalm 119:14-16; says I should love the testimonies I delight as much as in riches, meditate on your precepts, and fix my eyes on your ways, I will delight in your statues, I will not forget yourword.
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2 years ago
God is a good Father. He sees the big picture so He knows what is best for us.
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2 years ago
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS I REALLY LOVE WHO YOU ARE;I REALLY DIDNT HAVE ANY PARENTS;I GREW UP WITH MY GRANDMA AND I ALWAYS SEE HER PRAYING FOR YOUR HELP;THEN SHE DIED I BECAME A MESSED UP KID ;AND THE YEARS WENT BY HAVE 2 GIRLS & MESSED UP AGAIN;AND POW YOU FOUND ME;THANKYOUJE$U$;YOU ARE MY SHEPARD;MY ROCK;MY EVERYTHING TO ME & MY 2 GIRLS;I WANNA SAY THANKYOUJESUS!@1
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2 years ago
ALSO I WANT TO SAY I MISS MY MOM;THANKYOUJESUS!@1
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2 years ago
I've been a rebel without a clue as Tom Petty so well expressed some of us in this life. What am I rebelling for? My own independence? I think so. So what psalm 119:14-16 is saying is that by examining Gods laws and meditating on them to understand them he has learned why the laws are there and that they're good for me? Or to accept them on blind faith?
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2 years ago
Thank you Father God for your Grace and Mercy has i continue to read your word Father God im Praying For Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge 🙏🙏🙏
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