Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Delighting in the Words and Ways of God

In Psalm 119:14-16 David writes, “In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.”

When David says that he delights in the testimonies of God, he means not just the ideas but the way of life implied by those ideas. In other words, David delights in truth-in-action. This is why David devotes himself to meditating upon the words of God so that he can fix his eyes upon the ways of God. God’s words are not meant to give us fodder for meditation alone, rather, they're designed to shape in us a way of life that includes thinking, feeling, and action.

So let this be our delight: to understand the Word of God, to stoke the fires of our affections for God, and to walk in the ways of God by the grace and power of the Holy Spirit. May we not forget his Word! 

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