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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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.
God is a good Father. He sees the big picture so He knows what is best for us.
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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?
Karen - thank you for letting us know - this is now changed.
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 🙏🙏🙏
Thank you father God for your commandments! They revel our sins and show us how we should conduct ourselves! We see in today’s times what happens when people don’t obey rules ! ! Havoc. Destruction snd total disregard for one another ! Another factor in that is we took you out of our institutions, school and watered down feel good gospels! Forgive us father God , help us with your helping and healing hands ! In Jesus name I pray! Amen ✝️🙏🇺🇸
Thank you for sharing! I too, when growing up found God's Word to be restrictive. I was brought up in a Christian home with many rules (that I couldn't understand fully then). I wanted to do things that other kids did that I thought was 'cool', but was not allowed to. As I got older, and gain more understanding of God's Word, the phrase "experience teaches wisdom" became a reality for me. Looking back now on my life, I am so very thankful that those 'rules' were there to guide me. They were there for a reason to guide me along the right path. I did mess up at times, but it could have been worst. Thank God for His commands and intervention in my life!! Lord, thank You! "Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light upon my parh". Help me to stay focus and committed to You always.
meditate means to give serious thought to what is being said
When I see the word meditate in those verses, what does that mean?
Thank you so much for helping me understand life
Lord I pray and Thank You for teaching me Your wisdoms and commandments to live a Christ like life and enjoy the blessings I recieve from You here on earth and look forward to an eternal life in heaven with You, Jesus my Savior and all Your children there. Thank You for creating me and loving me. In Jesus name I pray this, Amen.
Please pray for us during this time that I won't be led to temptations. Thank you.
Lord, help me.understand.your commands and rejoice in.them
Lord please help to love you and keep your commandments.
Help us Lord to be obedient to your commands. Amen.
Lord I rejoice in Your word n Your precepts hallelujah 🙏🏿
Help me Lord
Father God I pray that you will continue to keep my mind and heart focused on you. Especially doing my moments of weakness.
Lover of my soul, keep me in your will.
Amen
It is truly a wonderful thing to know without a shadow of a doubt that our Lord loves and cares about us!
So true! Through the leading of the Holy Spirit, we can walk blameless.
Lord Jesus our heart wants to be in control but it’s desires tend toward trouble. Please keep our heart trusting in your commandments so we will glorify you and give us joy. May we find success in you this week. Amen
Amen
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