June 1, 2017. Psalm 119:89-176
In Order. Black & White
There are two types of Christians, those who love the Word of God and crave every single scripture to speak to them, and then there are those Christians who read God’s word and decide that their way is better, that they know better and take His word as a few guidelines that they can tweak as they see fit.
David however gets it. He has fallen in love with the word of God. He craves every drop that has been written and wants to apply to his daily walk. This man longs for Gods commands in his life, he does not know how to live his life without his guidance. He has committed himself to it 100%. Something we should crave and long for as well.
97 Oh, how I love your law!
I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commands are always with me
and make me wiser than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
for I obey your precepts.
101 I have kept my feet from every evil path
so that I might obey your word.
102 I have not departed from your laws,
for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 I gain understanding from your precepts;
therefore I hate every wrong path.
David understands that our way is not the best, that we do not know anything and need guidance, direction, and laws. The scripture is black and white. Read that scripture again. What happens when you meditate on God’s word?
1.They will make you wiser
Who doesn’t want any of that? Here is a thought for you: when reading God’s word, are you reading it thinking “oh that scripture is not meant for me” or “that verse does not apply to my life”? Or are you reading His scripture thinking “Lord how can I apply this to my life?”
Have you fallen in love with not only your Heavenly Father, but also his word and commands? Do you meditate on his scriptures throughout the day or just quote them back when they come in handy when you are trying to make a point?
129 Your statutes are wonderful;
therefore I obey them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant,
longing for your commands.
Sometimes it is as simple as changing our point of view and accepting that we cannot do this life without the One who created us. Challenge yourself when reading through your devotions to step back and change your view on the scriptures and understand that it is black and white and no room for gray area. You will be surprised at how refreshing it can be.